From the Top Food Trends for 2009:
4. Noodle Bars are the new Sushi Joints
With some seafood being suspect or overfished and raw fish prices high, noodles make complete sense. If there's no ramen, udon, or soba shop in your neck of the woods, there will be soon.
I seem to have skipped the sushi trend - or maybe it really didn't catch on this far from fresh fish. But the noodle idea doesn't seem so far fetched.
Does it have implications for domestic wheat demand?
Anyone? Anyone? Bueller?