#RestaurantGrowth: 4 Food and Beverage Trends 2019 Has Shown Us So Far
We crunched the numbers, and Food Tribe's most popular blog post last year was our 2017 story on Real Food Daily - a premiere organic plant-based restaurant.
Which only makes sense - right?
If you’ve been anywhere near a food related social media account, our bet is you’ve seen a ton of new words and phrases like - vegan, flexitarian, and more.
Today’s food savvy consumer has more information on restaurants, food and beverage, and the hospitality space than ever before.
Top Trends and Predictions to Expect in Food, Beverage, Hospitality and Travel in 2019
Millennials dine out 5x a week - which is why they spend their time Instagramming, Facebooking and reviewing - their least and favorite places.
While health and fitness “food tribe’s” have always been a part of our community, what we can say is that the data seems to show an increasing sense of popularity around food.
Here are some industries that are being effected:
Dairy and Eggs
The Meat industry
Our thoughts are this reflects a greater trend towards a few areas in restaurants and food.
More Plant-based 🥗 Menu Items in 2019 and Beyond
The Plant Based Foods Association, a trade association representing 114 of the nation’s leading plant-based food companies, released new data showing robust sales in the plant-based foods industry with dollar sales growth of 20% over the last year and sales topping $3.3 billion (FoodNews Food)
Urban + Sustainable Farming Will Increase
The team at Food Tribe anticipates that alternative farming methods will continue to gain market share.
Large scale farming offers land/resource challenges urban farming can answer: A global analysis finds that urban agriculture could yield up to 10 percent of many food crops (Source).
Brick and Mortar is still a focus 🏢🏠🍕
Competitive real estate means pop-up's and brand development are needed to prototype restaurant concepts BEFORE committing to long term leases.
Complicating the projections is the fact that the industry is seeing a sharp split between demand for class A properties and all other property types (Source).
Online and Offline Combine for ONE Experience
Restaurant branding will continue to be important. Diners are savvier than ever - which means their dining experience goes beyond your place of business.
Smart food, beverage, and hospitality brand managers will work to facilitate a relationship with their customers both offline and online, creating a truly unique experience.
Tips and Tricks for Restaurants, Chefs, and Food and Beverage Professionals