Regional Flavors
Though we often think of American food as being just burgers and hot dogs, the cuisine in the States is actually pretty diverse across the various regions. In Kroger's annual food trend report, they said regional flavors would be one of the biggest trends of 2019. They elaborated, "Foods influenced by regions across the country are bringing flavor and fun to any meal. From tried-and-true barbecue sauces and flavorful potato chips with a twist – inspiration is coming from Nashville hot chicken, Southern Appalachian pimento cheese and other geographies. America’s culinary heritage is as varied as it is delicious." Lay's even has a whole series on "tastes of America."