Pumpkin pie

Pumpkin spice: A force for good or an overdone scourge?

In a monthly series, menu trend analyst Nancy Kruse and NRN senior food editor Bret Thorn debate current trends in the restaurant industry. For this installment, they discuss the fall season's proliferation of pumpkin spice food and beverage items.

Bret Thorn
Bret Thorn

Nancy, are you tired of pumpkin spice? A lot of trend watchers are. Publicists, too. They keep emailing me to tell me that pumpkins in general and pumpkin spice in particular are “over.”

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