- With recent inflation, eating at more traditional quick-service restaurants which tends to lean on the cheaper side has increased. In a recent study by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, it was found that prices of food purchased away from home has increased 6.9% over 2021, and is expected to increase between 5.5-6.5% more in 2022. These increases are due to higher fuel prices, transportation issues, and labor shortages that restaurants are facing nationwide.
Source: QSR Magazine. Read the full article here.
- Since 2017, the food delivery market has grown into a $150 billion dollar industry. Since the pandemic, we have seen a large increase as consumers are opting for food delivery more than ever before. This is due to many reasons, but one major reason is consumers getting bored of their usual at-home meals that they have been cooking for so long. With this uptick, it raises the question of ghost kitchens and where they fit into society. With food delivery growing rapidly, for some restaurants front-of-house staff or fancy dining rooms may just not be necessary which is where ghost kitchens come into play.
Source: Forbes. Read the full article here.
- Novolex has recently launched a reusable tote bag that features 20% recycled content, two folded handles for accessibility, a double-ply top to provide stiffness and a rectangular bottom. This is an excellent option for restaurants looking for a more environmentally friendly bag for pick-up or delivery orders.
Source: Packaging Gateway. Read the full article here.