Japanese cuisine was one of the cuisine types in El Salvador, along with American and Mexican cuisines, according to GlobalData’s menu intelligence database. In its menu analysis of Japanese cuisine in El Salvador report, GlobalData analyses 358 menu items in El Salvador and provides an overview of the cuisines available across the foodservice channel in El Salvador. According to the report, Japanese cuisine makes up 4% of all restaurant types in El Salvador. Buy the report here.

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Fish & seafood was found to be the most-used ingredient in Japanese cuisine featuring in 59% of menu items, followed by salad vegetables and cheese. Cream and nuts & seeds were also significant ingredients.

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

Different cuisines exhibited mixed price movements within El Salvador foodservice market between 2022 and 2023. Of all the cuisines, Asian cuisine exhibited highest price increase, while Italian cuisine experienced a maximum price decrease.

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

While consumers become more price conscious, operators too, look for ways to optimize their costs to retain margin and market share. In the El Salvador 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.