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Restaurants of the Future

Here’s how you will have lunch in 2020. Pick an app, search for restaurants, customize your meal, order it through app, reach the restaurant and find the food and a touchscreen table ready for you! The table’s not clean – you tap the touchscreen, tell the table to ‘clean up’. The table sen...

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The ‘Amazon’ing Aand ‘Uber’izing Of Food

The biggest disrupters of the restaurant industry have nothing to do with food. They’ve got to do with delivery. With a few touches on a phone, you can have almost any food delivered anytime and anywhere. Customers have access to the world’s largest virtual drive thru without ever leaving their ...

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Retailers Discover Food With a Vengeance

Retailers are discovering the magic of dwell time - the longer you keep a shopper on the premises, the more the shopper will buy per hour of stay. Theme parks understood this decades ago, as did museums with gift shops. Retailers are now realizing that food is a great way to increase shoppers’ dwe...

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Building a Nutritious Nation

After watching aggressive consumers attack big food companies over chemicals and additives, people want healthier food. People want real food - food made with organic ingredients and free of additives, anti-biotics, and other artificial components. They are ready to pay premium prices for clean food...

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The Rise of 'Fast Casual'

As we have seen people want healthy delicious food in a unique environment. But time starved millennials demand mouth-watering food that is fast and not too expensive. Lunch hours are shrinking and workers need to eat quickly. But they also want to eat well. Enter ‘Fast-cas’ – or fast-casual r...

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Guzzle it Down

Drinks used to be a side course to the main menu. But it is a restaurant driver now. Different types of drinks – from smoothies, coffees, teas, mocktails, wine bars – have become very popular. Restaurants are trying to make beverages a headlining act instead of a sideshow. There are endless vari...

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Of Ethnic Mashups and Micro Cuisines

Diners want something new yet familiar. Everyone is going super local. Newer cuisines are emerging like Jewish, Singaporean, Mongolian, etc. Restaurants are hyper localizing. They are going ultra regional. So besides global cuisines, restaurants serve state cuisines like Maharashtrian, Bihari, Assam...

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Let's Go Vegan

Recent news and documentaries have highlighted how live stock is kept and converted into food for restaurants. Because of this more and more people are turning vegetarian. Being vegan is a burning trend. Vegan food is further being explored like never before. It’s made to look awesome, taste delic...

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The Return of Bread

For years, bread has gotten a bad repo because of a no-carb Atkins diet fad and a gluten-free mega movement. As bread makers have figured out how to make it healthier with more wholesome ingredients, it’s making a huge revival. It’s in style again. Chefs are experimenting with flour and bread de...

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Small is the New Big

The three-course meal day is gone. Millennials snack more – sometimes more than four to five snacks a day. Snacking has increased by 67 per cent from 2010 to 2015. Baby boomers are the biggest snackers. So small is the new big. Smaller plates, small portions, small tables. Tapas and dimsums are ve...

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Food Tech

From paying before you even arrive to eat, to self-service kiosks, touchscreen tables, robotic waiters, to cashier-less counters, technology is making the dining experience as person less as possible. Often called front-facing technology or guest-facing technology, it’s turning the way customers d...

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A Multi-Sensory Intimate Experience

To beat food delivery, restaurants are striving to make their dining a multi-sensory experience. There is more innovative use of light, sound, smell and layout. Generation Z wants younger, energetic places with large graphics, loud music, moving visuals and powerful colours. Food retailers want to p...

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Niche Dining

More specialty restaurants are catering to a very niche base. Wine, wine and more wine. Rare wines, cult wines, and wines from unknown regions are constantly gaining popularity. Prices are decreasing and wine is available on more restaurant drinks lists. New Age Dining: Off-premise food service is c...