There are some things that remain constant, even as the calendar page flips to a new year. Talented workers will be hard to get (and keep), margins will be tight and customers will be fickle. But the foodservice industry is always evolving and, like any year, 2019 will surely have its own unique alchemy of hot-button issues, cutting-edge technology and “you gotta try this” foods.
In this report, NRN’s veteran editors present their top predictions for the industry. Get ready for alfajores and sea vegetables on your plate, a new non-dairy milk in your cold brew and better perks for parents. More robots will take to the streets and the skies, too.
We also highlight top trends cited by operators and outside industry experts.
Here’s a look at what to expect in the year ahead.