Restaurant Trends of 2013
Posted on November 19 2012
2012 is winding to a close and already the restaurant industry is looking ahead to 2013. This past year has seen a lot of innovative and exciting restaurant trends from pop up dining experiences to the incredibly popular mobile gourmands, the food trucks. Successful restauranteurs know that by keeping their finger on the pulse of the industry, they will be able to stay ahead of the trends, keeping on the top of culinary innovation.
The Zagat blog recently posted some up and coming trends in New York City restaurant market. These delicious new movements are keeping up with the current food crazes that we have started to see, primarily, a focus on small, local support and fresh, home grown ingredients. Restaurant owners and young chefs who are trying to make a name for themselves are hopping on board with the nation’s foodies.
The foodie culture has long been housed in the underground markets and kitchens. Over the last few years, with the uprising of the food blog, being a “foodie” has become increasingly popular. This desire for haute cuisine has put restaurants on notice. Fewer consumers are happy with tasteless convenience faire. There is even more of a call for higher end and healthier foods in gas station markets and convenience stores.
One of the most interesting trends happening is the dual concept restaurant. Some restaurant owners who are experiencing success in one restaurant are opening a second restaurant right next door. In some cases the difference is simply between a fine dining restaurant and casual dining, but in more extreme cases there are two completely different themes. This recent trend helps restaurants fulfill the consumer desire for small plates and restaurant hopping.
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