The dining experience is strictly all about the consumer. Options are essential so that your customer can cater to their own individual needs and wants. Requests for altered meals or substitutions for ingredients are more commonplace. Here are some ways to incorporate these new food trends and habits into your restaurant:
There has been a huge initiative to use more fresh ingredients for the best quality and taste you can provide. People want to see that you’re supporting your local farmers and providers, and that you’re sourcing your food from them when you can.
There are obviously those with Celiac disease that can’t eat gluten, but people are becoming more conscious of how much gluten they ingest and how much is actually good for the body. It’s important to think about including a symbol on your menu that denotes when an item is gluten free.
With many more people taking the vegetarian plunge, the demand for vegetarian, and sometimes even vegan options, is very high. If you don’t include options for vegetarians on the menu, you might be alienating a growing group of potential customers and you absolutely don’t want that.
People’s health and food habits are rapidly changing and you don’t want to be the restaurant that fails to adapt to these trends. Alienating consumers with certain food habits can be detrimental to your business. You want to accommodate as many people as you can!