Sales of meat alternatives in restaurants have increased by 268 percent from 2018 to 2019 (compared to a 21.7 percent increase in the year prior), according to a recent analysis by food industry organization Dining Alliance.
We’re well past trendy status when it comes to diners eating less meat. In fact, while few consumers identify as vegetarian or vegan, 67% consider plant-based foods or beverages to be healthy, and these items can drive purchases among a majority (58%) of consumers.
The hospitality industry, including restaurants, was ranked in the bottom of the pack in terms of its application and broad usage of technology.
Christina Donahue of Dining Alliance shares insights and data from our members purchases to highlight industry trends and changes impacting the foodservice industry in 2019.
Restaurant C-Suite Magazine released its 2019 trends edition in its Winter 2019 issue. Learn about restaurant and food trends, including robots, Aussie influence, nutrition of the sea and coffee cascara brews. The future of foodservice is here and voice ordering tech is part of it. Read about 2019 supply chain trends and how franchisors and franchisees can improve their relationships.
Lavu, an industry leader in mobile point-of-sale systems, and Dining Alliance, the nation’s largest group-purchasing organization for restaurants, have agreed to collaboratively offer their premium services to their restaurant and food service establishment clients and members.
Christina Donahue, president of Boston-based Dining Alliance, the nation’s largest group purchasing organization (GPO) for restaurants, forecasts trends in 2019.
Restaurant operators, hotels and theme parks in Central Florida are admitting the plastic straw is on the way out— and soon other conveniences will be under attack, too. Many are looking ahead at disposable silverware and single-use plastic bags as the next marked for elimination. Christina Donahue, Dining Alliance President, speaks to the impacts straws and other environmental bans on food service ware, will have on the industry.