Thanks to the rapidly growing fast casual segment in the industry, the restaurant landscape has become infiltrated with high quality food options — places that don’t weigh heavy on a guest’s wallet. For a majority of us, this doesn’t mean we’re not willing to shell out more money at fine dining spots if an occasion calls for it. The experience that a fine dining restaurant provides is, most oftentimes, why we’re willing to do so.
And in a time when everyone is a foodie, fine dining for the middle-class has become sort of a hobby — but it will cost you, literally. In a recent article in The Telegraph, a British publication, chefs at Michelin-starred restaurants are noticing a shift in diners and atmosphere. Additionally, a recent study on fine dining confirmed that those in the middle-class are now more willing to save up for these experiences. This insight seems to ring true for the U.S., as well, especially for the Millennial crowd. Read More