The food industry thrives on trends and paying attention to the changing tastes and preferences of consumers is essential in cultivating offerings that fit their demands. Scouring the internet we have identified five trends that are beginning to take hold and are poised to explode over the next year.
Whether you own a restaurant, bar, deli, bakery or coffee shop, digital menu boards can give your establishment a modern look. They can be time savers and a valuable tool for advertising. They’re also good for the environment as in many cases you can eliminate paper menus. Here we take a look at the many benefits and features of digital menu boards.
Dietary trends have a tremendous impact on all aspects of the food industry and staying abreast of these trends allows you to capitalize on growing demand. Here we take a look at the top trends affecting the food industry and why their inclusion on your menu is important.
The Millennial generation is known for seeking out smaller, private businesses that offer a variety of unique products and services. “Over the past eight years, gourmet coffee consumption has soared from 13 percent to 36 percent among 18-24 year olds, and from 19 percent to 41 percent for those 24-39. For espresso-based beverages, consumption increased from 9 percent to 22 percent for 18-24 year olds, and from 8 percent to 29 percent for respondents 25-39.” This market continues to expand and with an ability to pivot quickly, smaller coffee shop owners hold a distinct advantage. Along with your coffee selection, there are several other aspects of your menu to consider.
Topics: Coffee Shop
Is your coffee shop ready for 2018? Whether you think you’re ready or not, there is always more you can do to improve your chances of success in 2018. Technology plays a major role in the coffee shop industry these days as many young people flock to them for work, writing and side projects. So how can your small business compete with the likes of Starbucks and Dunkin’ Donuts?
Topics: Coffee Shop