If you're over 30, you may remember that you used to have to live in the skyscrapers of New York City or the busy streets of London to get anything other than pizza delivered to your door quickly and cheaply, but (thankfully) those days are over.
Tech continues to influence trends in the restaurant world, and (much to the delight of the the modern consumer) delivery and take-out have evolved in a whole new way, just in the last year or two alone!
Delivery is on the Menu
These days, delivery is an option for nearly all restaurants in just about any decently-sized city in the world.
The Future of Foodservice
Advances in the restaurant and food and beverage market aren't slowing down any time soon, here are the top restaurant trends to look out for in 2020 and how your restaurant can leverage them to increase revenue and drive sales.
Here are the Restaurant Trends for 2020:
1. Expect More Spending to be Made Off-Premises
In 2020 and beyond, researchers and buying trends project more than half of restaurant spending will occur "off premise", meaning that more consumers will be ordering online and getting take out or opting for delivery and getting their meals served right to their door or office.
2. Delivery is the New Takeaway
Expect delivery continue to be on the rise. And if your restaurant isn’t in the delivery game, then you’re enterprise is missing out on serious dollars. Delivery service has tripled since 2016.
Careful Not to Overload Your Kitchen Staff
Louder for the people in the back. Pro Tip: Make sure your kitchen can handle the extra load delivery brings to the plate for your small to medium-sized restaurant. Invest in a proper point of sale system with a Kitchen Display System that splits in-house and delivery orders by screen and much, much more.
3. Pizza Still Dominates
Yes, even though there are more options for restaurant delivery these days, pizza still accounts for 60+ percent of all deliveries.