The restaurant business is always changing and progressing to meet customers’ needs. This ranges from new technologies (How do consumers want to order their food? What will be most comfortable and seamless for them based on overall consumer technology trends?) to ingredients and flavors (Sustainable, organic, locally-sourced, fresh, made-to-order? Sweet, salty, tangy, saucy, heavy, light?). Basically, there are so many choices to make in order to stay on top of consumer demand.
In terms of ingredients, Technomic recently reported that several fast casuals have become inspired by New Orleans flavors. And they’re succeeding, proving that, as Technomic has said, “for the first time in four years, a majority of Americans indicate an interest in spicy foods.” Read More