80% of Food Service Distributor Aramark’s Customers Want More Plant-Based Foods


Leading food service provider Aramark, which services companies in education, healthcare, corrections, and leisure across more than 20 countries, recently conducted a survey to better understand the vegan movement. “The majority of our consumers want to eat more plant-based foods,” Aramark uncovered. According to the survey results, 80 percent of participants said they would try plant-based dishes that they have never tried before. And more than 60 percent of people noted that “plant-forward eating” — Aramark’s latest focus — is appealing to them. Consumer trends are common in many industries, and the food industry is no exception. But the plant-forward movement has been welcomed across all generations, according to Aramark. “As food trends ebb and flow over the years, generations grow up surrounded by varying options, developing different outlooks on food and nutrition as a whole. As disparate as the generations may be, they are all open to trying plant-forward meals,” the company wrote.