Due to the fast paced style of living, a number of individuals do not have the time to properly cook their own meals, at least not to the level they would like them to be. This has led to a boom in the food industry, both those that serve their food on-location or at home through delivery. Given that fact, it is clear that eating professionally prepared food is not something that will go away anytime soon. But if one would make an educated guess, how would restaurants probably look in the future?
If recent history has showed anything, it is the fact that consumers like their services to be streamlined, to get what they want, how they want it, in a timely fashion if possible or while enjoying a nice night out at their choice of venue. As such, technology and rapid transfer of information is key here, examples of this being in existence today, such as pads that transfer the information from the waiter to the kitchen staff. It should be noted that technology will not be able to replace the experience fully, since one of the reasons for people eating out is the very social aspect that comes with it, therefore the personal touches from the part of the staff still need to be present.
Another aspect that will definitely be improved upon, revolves around the carbon footprint that restaurants produce. Paper menu’s will probably get replaced by electronic ones instead, food will not be wasted as much, and even the decor might be made out of recycled materials. Examples of this already exist, with cafe’s making their furniture out of recycled cardboard and other materials.
The trend of awareness in regards to climate change will continue and businesses, including restaurants, will go out of their way to become more energy efficient, by doing this not only saving the climate, but also reducing costs.