Inflation is Changing the Ways Restaurants Operate

As everything gets more expensive, consumers are panicking, and business owners are in a predicament. To cover supply chain costs, restaurant owners need to raise their prices. However, will raising these prices cause them to lose some loyal customers who cannot afford it anymore? With any shift in costs, business owners will see the effectContinue reading “Inflation is Changing the Ways Restaurants Operate”

The World of Hybrid Restaurants

Over the past few years, restaurants from all over the world have been incorporating different types of technology and new changes. Since COVID-19, restaurants have joined in the trend of contactless payments, contactless ordering systems, ghost kitchens, and now hybrid restaurants. What is a hybrid restaurant? A hybrid restaurant is a mixed-format restaurant and hasContinue reading “The World of Hybrid Restaurants”

Summer Food Trends of 2022

Spring is still blooming, but summer food trends are brewing. Restaurant chefs are ready to reconnect with their kitchen to create new recipes for the steaming hot weather in the next few months. However, due to supply chain issues and food shortages, chefs are doing their best to work with what they have. Thanks toContinue reading “Summer Food Trends of 2022”

The Benefits of Food Lockers for Your Restaurant

History of Automats Food lockers, also known as Automats, were created in the late 19th century in Berlin but didn’t grow in its popularity until the 20th century for restaurants and fast food.1 Even so, the popularity since then has died down, but it’s slowly making a comeback. In the early 20th century, Automats wereContinue reading “The Benefits of Food Lockers for Your Restaurant”

Trending Restaurant Technology of 2022

The restaurant industry has been slowly adopting new innovative technology and digital solutions as of recent. Since 2020, this has led to an increase of new technology systems for restaurants and helped them adapt to a new digital reality. Technology and digital systems have helped many restaurants over the years, especially during 2020 and 2021.Continue reading “Trending Restaurant Technology of 2022”

Why You Should Expand Your Restaurant and Bar’s Mocktail Menu

Mocktails and non-alcoholic beverages are growing in popularity throughout the years amongst Millennials and Gen-Zers. “59% of millennials cite avoiding loss of control as the primary motivation for limiting alcohol consumption on a night-out.”1 According to research studies conducted by FiorMarkets, non-alcoholic drinks are expected to grow eight percent per year across the globe throughContinue reading “Why You Should Expand Your Restaurant and Bar’s Mocktail Menu”

Metaverse: What it means for restaurants

Metaverse is the next evolution of social media, virtual reality, and the virtual world. Facebook has now been rebranded to the name, “Meta,” and is creating a virtual world through the metaverse. Meta’s (Facebook) founder, Mark Zuckerberg intends for metaverse to be a 3D, virtual space in which people can socialize, learn, and collab withContinue reading “Metaverse: What it means for restaurants”

QR Codes and Digital Menus are Transforming the Restaurant Business

Once the lockdown restrictions were lifted, many people were still concerned about their health and safety when dining at restaurants. This concern caused many restaurants to move towards the widespread use of QR codes and digital menus. Having said that, experts say that this kind of technology will probably still around long after the pandemicContinue reading “QR Codes and Digital Menus are Transforming the Restaurant Business”

Holiday Beverage Trends:
Non-Alcoholic Drinks and Alcohol To-Go

This holiday season, entering into 2022, there may be more people staying home by themselves and not travel as much to visit their families. This means that more people are looking for ways to make their holidays easier. If spending it by themselves or with a small group of people, they may be looking forContinue reading “Holiday Beverage Trends:
Non-Alcoholic Drinks and Alcohol To-Go”

Fall 2021 Food & Beverage Trends

“In 2020, new food and drink line extensions plummeted by 29% versus the prior three-year average in multi-outlet retailers and convenience stores, per an innovation report from IRI.”1 Due to the pandemic, there is a lot of uncertainty of what to expect in the months to come and unpredictability. However, when it comes to fall,Continue reading “Fall 2021 Food & Beverage Trends”

Navigating the Supply Chain in the Restaurant Industry

Since the start of the pandemic, safety measures such as social distancing, lockdowns and mask-wearing have completely changed our understanding of how consumers spend on food. We saw customers stockpiling on groceries and supplies in homes instead of going out to eat, raising retail sales by 29 percent over the previous year (1). Meanwhile, salesContinue reading “Navigating the Supply Chain in the Restaurant Industry”

The 5 Biggest Restaurant Food Trends to Watch in 2021

2020 has certainly been a year like no other for the industry. Through stay-at-home orders and extended shutdowns, restauranteurs had to be nimble and creative, relentlessly searching for new business avenues and strategies to keep their businesses afloat. Now that 2021 is only weeks away, we are making predictions on what the new year willContinue reading “The 5 Biggest Restaurant Food Trends to Watch in 2021”

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