The coming year will be a year of blurred lines in the hospitality industry, with hotel lobbies doubling as living rooms, croissants doubling as doughnuts, and vegetables doubling as dessert ingredients, a hospitality consulting group predicts.

“Blurred Lines” was the theme of the latest annual trend-prediction webinar given by Andrew Freeman, chief executive of San Francisco-based hospitality consulting firm Andrew Freeman & Co.

After a quick rundown of the trends that are winding down, what’s currently trending and what we’re likely to see next year (see some examples below), Freeman outlined other food, beverage and restaurant trends the industry may see in 2014.
 

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Cupcakes

 

 

Donuts

 

 

Ice cream sandwiches

 

 

Cocktails

 

 

Beer and beer cocktails

 

 

Tea and tea cocktails

 

 

Croissants

 

 

Pretzels

 

 

Biscuits

 

 

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