Food Trends That Hospitality Business Owners Need To Know About

Written by Chloe Harwood

It’s no secret that starting a business is a huge risk. There are a million things that can go wrong which is why so many businesses fail in just a few months. The restaurant and hospitality industry is widely considered to be one of the hardest industries to succeed in. There are a lot of things that you can do to improve your chances of surviving but the reality is, some restaurants just don’t have the right menu. Trends in food change all of the time and if you’re trying to open a restaurant that offers a menu that has fallen out of fashion, you’ll struggle to get off the ground. If you’re considering starting your own hospitality business, these are the areas you should be looking into.

Coffee Shops

The coffee shop industry used to be dominated by the big chains but consumers are starting to move away from that. The quality of coffee from smaller, independent shops is usually considered better than the big multinationals so serious coffee drinkers are looking for them instead. The coffee shop industry brings in $8.2 million dollars a year and that figure is set to increase by 7 percent this year. With growing demand for good quality coffee shops, now is the perfect time to get in on the action. There are also companies like Kick Start My Coffee Business who can give you great advice and resources to help you get yourself started. They’ll help with everything from finding and buying a great location to marketing yourself and building a customer base.

Asian Twists On Old Classics

Asian cuisine, in general, is pretty big at the moment, you’ve probably noticed a huge increase in the amount of sushi places in particular. But it doesn’t stop there. A huge trend in food right now is Asian fusion, particularly when it comes to classic comfort food dishes. Staples of western cooking like burgers or chicken and waffles that are topped with Asian classics like kimchi, or seasoned with Asian flavors are big sellers at the moment. The more inventive you can be with it, the more popular your restaurant is likely to be.


The vegan options in most restaurants are incredibly limited and usually pretty boring. That wasn’t a huge problem in the past because the number of vegans was relatively small. In recent years, the movement has seen a massive amount of growth. That means there are loads of vegans out there, but hardly any decent places for them to eat. That huge gap in the market is just waiting to be filled. The benefit of opening a vegan or vegetarian restaurant is that you won’t have much competition to deal with. It’ll be fairly easy to get people in if there aren’t any other suitable places in the area. It’s not just strict vegans that will eat at your place either; more and more consumers have concerns about the sustainability of their food so even if they eat meat, they might still be more inclined to come to a vegetarian or vegan restaurant.

Following these trends is the best way to make sure that your hospitality business is a success.

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Chloe Harwood