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12 FASCINATING TRENDS AFFECTING HOW & WHAT WE EAT


RESTAURANTS OF THE FUTURE WILL BE CASUAL, HEALTHY AND PEOPLE LESS ...


Here are 12 Big Trends shaping how & what we eat ...

1 : The ‘Amazon’ing and ‘Uber’ izing of Food​

  • Delivery changes everything and affects everyone.

  • You can have any food any time any where.

  • Restaurants can ONLY survive by making the restaurant an experience, a destination.

2 : Building a Nutritious Nation

  • People want healthy food.

  • People want real food.

  • People want food thats good for them & thats good for the environment. Period.

3 : The Growth of 'Fast Casual' Restaurants

  • People want healthy food thats fast.

  • Lunch time is reducing.

  • People pay extra for healthy food thats fast.

  • Enter 'Fastcas' -- or fast casuals. They are better than your typical McDonald's or KFCs. And offer 'fresh local food'.

  • Experts say that Fastcas are the future of the restaurant industry.


4 : Ethnic Mashups

  • Diners want something new ... yet familiar.

  • Everyone is going super local.

  • Newer cuisines are emerging. Its about being Glocal (global + local) and there's something for everyone. ​

5 : Traditional Retailers are obsessing over food.

  • Retailers forever looking to increase a shopper's 'dwell time' -- time spent at a store.

  • More dwell time = more sales !!!

  • If they eat in a store, people will spend more time in it -- increasing their dwell time.

  • Retailers would rather have shoppers eat in their store than elsewhere.

6 : Drink It Up

  • Drink takes centre stage rather than a side course.

  • Drink is great for casual conversation, impulse buying & refreshing stopovers.

  • Coffees, teas, wines, smoothies, shakes etc.


7 : Lets Go Vegan

  • More and more people are turning vegetarian.

  • Chefs experimenting with vegan dishes that are healthy and great to look at !

  • People want to buy / eat fresh & natural. Lots of Food Halls.

8 : The Return Of Bread

  • As bread makers figure out how to make it healthy, Bread is having a renaissance.

  • Chefs are experimenting with flour and bread derivatives.

  • Bread is convenient and flexible.

9 : Small is the New Big

  • The three course meal is gone.

  • Snacking is in. Snacking has increased by almost 70 %.

  • Baby boomers are the biggest snackers.

  • Everything is getting smaller. Smaller plates. Smaller portions. Smaller menus.

  • Snacks are fast, convenient & cheap.


10 : A Multi-Sensory Experience Thats Intimate

  • Experience will beat delivery and home food (see trend 1 above).

  • Light, sound, smell, colour, texture.

  • Stiff benches & backless chairs are gone. Booths are in.

11 : Food Tech

  • Technology wants to make restaurants People-less. To reduce human error.

  • Order food before you arrive. Touchscreen menu tables. Kiosks. Pay with your smartphone.

  • Tech turns tables faster. Cuts down on customer wait time.

  • YOU PAY FOR YOUR TIME AT THE TABLE. NOT FOR THE FOOD.

12 : Niche Dining

  • Speciality is in.

  • Wines. Ice-creams. Yoghurt. Chocolates. Etc.

  • Premium price for a unique focused experience.

THE FUTURE : AFFORDABLE, INTIMATE, COLLABORATIVE, DINING EXPERIENCES.

WE'RE EXCITED !!!

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