Guy Fieri, one of America’s most recognizable celebrity chefs and restaurateurs, has become a guardian angel for the restaurant industry in the wake of the pandemic. A new generation of food culture influencers and professionals are echoing his open-hearted approach to revitalize the industry.
Casual dining restaurants faced a grave threat during the pandemic, one that many people thought would spell the end for the whole industry. In 2022, though, casual dining restaurants are back. How did they survive the pandemic? And what can brands learn from their success?
Self-taught chefs are finding virtual success on TikTok as users embrace their accessible cooking videos and celebrate their relatability. Thanks to their fans, these chefs are sidestepping the traditional route to culinary success, typifying a new kind of career pipeline made possible by the app.
In an effort to tackle the obesity crisis, the UK government has introduced legislation requiring all larger restaurants, cafes, and takeaways to display calorific content on their dishes. While many have criticised the law for its blunt approach, how will it affect people’s choices when eating out?
McDonald’s has teamed up with IBM to facilitate the execution and growth of the fast food giant’s Automated Order Technology. This partnership hints at the growing value of convenience and hygiene among diners, but what are the benefits and drawbacks of fully digitized restaurant services?