The restaurant and food industry is constantly growing and evolving. Some of the biggest trends we are currently seeing across this industry are coming from climate concerns and digital connections. Consumers are realising the impact our actions can have on the environment, sustainability in restaurants remains a huge trend. As we are halfway through 2018 we thought we would give you the latest restaurant trends and how we’re going to see them evolve over the course of the rest of the year.
Waste-conscious menu sizes
Reducing food waste is becoming a big priority for restaurant owners. Around 7 million tonnes of food waste is generated in the UK every year, while most of it is still safe to eat. In order to cut down on the amount of wasted food, restaurant owners are finding ways to used every single part of their produce.
‘Instagramable’ decor design
Social media is changing the way consumers make choices. People are now on the hunt for the most ‘instagramable’ restaurants and cafes. Having something different, and unique whether that be a personalised food dish or interesting decor theme, will drive new customers to your restaurant to check it out.
A casual menu
Over time, the desire for complicated and multiple course menus has decreased. Customers are now seeking restaurants that take a more casual approach to the food they served. Instead of having many different course, customers would rather have something simple but of a higher quality. Keeping things simple is a key trend for the restaurant industry this year.
If you are thinking of opening your own restaurant, it may be worth taking in some of these tips. And remember, restaurant insurance is essential. If you are wondering which policy to get, get in touch with us. We are always happy to help!