The Ever Changing Face Of The Restaurant Industry

Posted on Nov 2 2016 - 7:30pm by Editorial Staff


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The restaurant industry is one of the most adaptable markets. It has to be, if you think about it. Restaurants always need to figure out inventive ways to entice customers in and part with their cash. So there is no wonder that the face of the restaurant industry is continually changing. Here are just some of the ways it has changed over the past decade.


One of the major changes that have been taking the restaurant industry by storm in recent years is the use of apps. Thanks to developments with smartphones, it is now possible for customers to book tables using an app. Not only that, though, but there are certain takeaway apps that let customers order a takeout from various restaurants. As restaurants have started to branch out into the takeout market, they have had to up their efficiency and speed.


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Knowledgeable Diners

The past few years has seen a boom in the blogging industry. And there is no type of blog that beats the popularity of food blogs. Almost everyone now has their favorite food blogger who they turn to when they need some recipe inspiration. One of the best things about food blogs is that the writer usually writes some background on each recipe. And that means that diners have become a lot more knowledgeable about dishes and ingredients. So diners now expect an extremely high quality of food when eating out. Thanks to this, restaurants are now being pushed to always challenge their creativity and standards of food. Which can only be a good thing!

Better Ingredients

Diners have also become a lot more environmentally aware over the past decade or so. They are also a lot more health conscious compared to ten years ago as well. That means they are always on the lookout for restaurants who are using the best quality, sustainable ingredients. So for example, when restaurants are trying to find wholesale ground beef suppliers, they will endeavor to find the best out there. If the quality of ingredients is the best the restaurant can find, then they will have more customers flocking to their door!


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High-Tech Eateries

Have you ever been to a restaurant and been given a digital menu? Or maybe your server brought you a portable point of service tablet so that you can pay at your table? You may not have noticed these small touches when you have eaten out. But all of these digital additions are bringing the restaurant industry into the future. Going digital is a big deal these days. In fact, all walks of business have to now do it in order to survive. And restaurants are no different! Going digital improves a diner’s experience in the eatery. It also helps things run a lot smoother behind the scenes as well!

As you can see, a lot has changed in the restaurant industry over the past decade.  It certainly is an exciting part of business to watch right now – who knows where it will be in the next ten years!

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