Styles range from American regional to ethnic. Barbecue flavors are trending as an addition to handheld offerings, like sandwiches and pizza, according to Technomic.
- Add a drizzle of smoky barbecue sauce to a nacho plate topped with black beans, sour cream, pico de gallo and pulled chicken, pulled pork or shredded beef.
- Offer Korean barbecue (bulgogi) by grilling thin slices of beef marinated in soy sauce, sugar, sesame oil, garlic and pepper. Serve as tacos in warmed tortillas with a dollop of kimchi and Sriracha sauce, sprinkled with toasted sesame seeds.
- Create a BBQ Breakfast Wrap with pulled barbecued pork, scrambled eggs, jalapeños and salsa.
- For a healthy spin, try a BBQ Chicken Chopped Salad (chopped greens, diced barbecued chicken, with diced tomatoes, corn salsa and corn tortilla strips, or create a BBQ chicken lettuce wrap, with large lettuce leaves replacing the flour tortilla).