International cuisine was one of the cuisine types in Romania, along with Italian and Romanian cuisines, according to GlobalData’s menu intelligence database. In its menu analysis of International cuisine in Romania report, GlobalData analyses 1,540 menu items in Romania and provides an overview of the cuisines available across the foodservice channel in Romania. According to the report, International cuisine makes up 6% of all restaurant types in Romania. Buy the report here.

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Milk was found to be the most-used ingredient in International cuisine featuring in 25% of menu items, followed by hot drinks and fruit. Vegetables and gluten were also significant ingredients.

An analysis of the annual price change between 2022 and 2023 indicates that the average menu prices in the International cuisine remained flat. As on-premises dining gains momentum following the COVID-19 pandemic, the International cuisine in Romania is expected to experience overall growth.

Different cuisines exhibited mixed price movements within Romania foodservice market between 2022 and 2023. Of all the cuisines, Mexican cuisine exhibited highest price increase, while Mediterranean cuisine experienced a maximum price decrease.

An in-depth analysis of International cuisine price trend by location reveals consumption trends of each region. The graph below represents the change in International cuisine menu prices during 2021-2023 across the top five locations. As seen below, International cuisine menu items in Iasi became more affordable as compared to Bucharest and Constant.

While consumers become more price conscious, operators too, look for ways to optimize their costs to retain margin and market share. In the Romanian market, restaurant operators rely on innovation as a crucial tactic to appeal to customers as well as optimize costs. As increasing number of consumers seek novel experiences, foodservice operators must continuously innovate their menu choices, providing superior taste and quality along with a diverse selection of dishes. Operators should highlight the distinctive tastes and flavors of their food and beverage offerings in a convenient format to enhance customer engagement.

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GlobalData’s Online Menu Intelligence is a database of cost and profit foodservice operators on menus within Foodservice Intelligence Center. The tool’s several search options, such as cuisine, category, menu item, ingredient, and restaurant, help users to conduct focused searches in terms of price analysis (average price and change in prices), menu item claims, popular categories, cuisine/ingredient penetration levels, etc.