BusinessInsider.com recently reported that fast food chains might soon be a thing of the past. With the rise of fast casual dining (especially in suburban areas), fast food sales have dropped significantly. The latest findings states however, that fast casual sales continue to rise and are expected to “reach $66.9 billion by 2020.”
The reason for the rise in fast casual dining is because many customers want to eat healthier foods that come from local farmers. With that being said, BusinessInsider.com hints suburban food halls might be the next big thing, bringing healthy and casual along with on-the-go eating.
Chief Creative Officer and Partner at Puccini Group, Rob Polacek expressed his thoughts about these food halls, stating they might be taking over vacant fast food spaces for people to “buy, sell, and eat local food.” The food sold would possibly be regionally and locally-sourced, helping the farmers and fisheries nearby.