Casual dining might have taken a hit, but restaurant owners and industry experts remain largely positive. We outline our key trends from the KPMG & NatWest Restaurants and Bars Summer Conference.
The KPMG & NatWest Restaurants and Bars Summer Conference brought together industry leaders and experts to discuss the big issues facing this fast-moving sector. They discussed fierce competition, the sluggish economy, mounting property and people costs and uncertainty around Brexit creating a tough market for casual dining; but ultimately they agreed that good brands can still thrive – the customer hasn’t stopped eating out.
The conference discussions identified the top 10 trends in out-of-home eating and drinking, including challenges and reasons to remain optimistic. The key insights are:
You can read about all 10 trends here.