The food and beverage industry is constantly changing but that hasn’t stopped it from flourishing. In general, the industry is expected to continue thriving, but independent restaurants will feel the effect of changing trends in the restaurant industry.
Food trucks and pop-up restaurants are a significant trend every couple of years. Pop-up restaurants offer diners a fun experience that they cannot find elsewhere. They come with exclusivity as opposed to being focused on casual dining, themed spots, or fine dining. This is a trend that restaurant owners are embracing with each passing day.
Planning a pop-up event may be demanding, but the payoff is worth the effort. The restaurant can set a menu or choose a few specific dishes and charge a little more than they would charge normally.
Over the last two years, delivery services have increased more than was anticipated. Placing a delivery order has been made easy thanks to many food apps that allow you to have a fine dish while in your living room. The delivery sales are expected to rise at least for the foreseeable future. What has changed in 2020 delivery trends is that small businesses are starting to have a new perspective on the delivery options. Some have managed to offer delivery services immediately while those that are new rely on third-part delivery companies, such as Uber Eat to handle their orders.
Ghost kitchens are a trend that will continue into the 2020 food delivery. Basically, a ghost kitchen is a restaurant that only features a kitchen with no dining space. This is a cost-effective option for most restaurant owners as it cuts on the overhead costs. The restaurants deliver the food to their customers as ordered. The only thing that these businesses require is a good website that has a strong online presence.
As of 2020, the ghost kitchen definition has evolved to include restaurants with a small pick-up area for customers to pick their food. Ghost kitchens have the option to offer independent delivery services or rely on delivery services.
The Vegan Cuisine
Each year, more and more people eat less meat. This means that a vegan cuisine is no longer an option for those with full vegan-diet. With an increase in its variety, it has become more appealing to individuals with vegetarian, flexitarian, and omnivorous diets. There is an anticipation for an increase in demand to be met in most restaurants with an introduction of new items in their menus.