These days, the restaurant industry is ever-changing, as consumer tastes evolve and new cooking techniques and equipment make it easier than ever to eat out. That’s why here the team from Total Food Service wanted to collect some of the best restaurant trends in 2023 to look out for!
Since prices are constantly going up and the cost of living becoming more expensive every day, many restaurants are taking notice and doing what they can to make their offerings more affordable. By finding inspiration in cheaper, more overlooked ingredients restaurants can make their plates more affordable without sacrificing quality or taste.
More Plant-Based Menu Items
Plant-based foods are increasing in popularity as more people move to a healthier, meat-free lifestyle or choose to cut down on things like chicken and red meat. Don’t be surprised if you see a lot more plant-based offerings on the menu this year. Many new restaurants are opening that are entirely meat-free but still boast innovative concepts and plates to bring in customers.
The restaurant industry is taking inspiration from many other sectors and beginning to employ more automation in, and outside of the kitchen, to streamline processes without sacrificing quality. As it becomes a larger part of the industry, expect to see some new technology in restaurants, such as automated ordering options directly from your table to automated food delivery.
More Multicultural Offerings
These days, due to the internet and other ways of connecting with cultures all over the world, many restaurants are diversifying their menus to include more globally-connected offerings. Additionally, many restaurateurs leaving their countries due to geopolitical reasons are emigrating and opening restaurants abroad, bringing more unique cuisines to local diners.
An Emphasis on Delivery
Nowadays more than ever before, people are taking advantage of food delivery services. With apps and digital platforms making it easy to connect with all the restaurants in your neighborhood, many customers are choosing to eat in while still patronizing their favorite restaurant.
More Personalized Experiences
These days, many restaurants are trying to find ways to forge a stronger connection with their customers. After all, doing so encourages repeat business and word-of-mouth recommendations. So, expect more personalized and hands-on experiences when eating out in 2023 that are more suited to your tastes.
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