It’s been a wild couple of years for the restaurant industry. 2022 was no different, with brands fully embracing the new post-pandemic norm and adapting to technologies, tools and strategies that made their restaurants more efficient and responsive to the rapidly changing demands of the mainstream consumer.
What does all of this suggest for 2023? How might the trends and changes that we witnessed as an industry this year further affect restaurants next year? NRN’s editors set out to discover which trends will make the biggest impact in 2023, and came back with a list that at once feels plausible and totally futuristic — an intersection that restaurant operators should get used to.