Chicken nuggets is one of the food and beverage sub-category offered in restaurants, along with the meat mains – others and carbonated soft drinks sub-categories, according to GlobalData’s menu intelligence database. In its menu analysis of the chicken nuggets sub-category in Mexico report, GlobalData analyses 7,043 menu items from different foodservice outlets and provides an overview of the food categories available across the foodservice channel in Mexico. According to the report, the chicken nuggets sub-category constituted a 18% share among all restaurant types in Mexico. Buy the report here.

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Chicken was found to be the most-used ingredient in the chicken nuggets sub-category featuring in 10% of menu items, followed by cheese and honey. Vegetables and hot drinks were also significant ingredients.

An analysis of the annual price change between 2022 and 2023 indicates that the average menu prices in the chicken nuggets sub-category have risen by 1%. As on-premises dining gains momentum following the COVID-19 pandemic, the chicken nuggets sub-category in Mexico is expected to experience overall growth.

Different sub-categories exhibited mixed price movements within Mexico foodservice market between 2022 and 2023. Food sub-categories in Mexico witnessed price increase in their food offerings in the mentioned timeline. Out of these, meat substitute mains sub-category saw highest price increase.

An in-depth analysis of chicken nuggets sub-category price trend by location reveals consumption trends of each region. The graph below represents the change in chicken nuggets sub-category menu prices during 2021-2023 across the top five locations. As seen below, chicken nuggets sub-category menu items in Ciudad de México became more affordable as compared to Ciudad De Mexico and Monterrey.

While consumers become more price conscious, operators too, look for ways to optimize their costs to retain margin and market share. In Mexico market, restaurants 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 flavours 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.