The Covid-19 outbreak is still going strong in some parts of the country, and it’s causing some people to rethink their eating out habits. But what happened exactly?
People are increasingly opting for home-cooked meals for hygiene reasons
The outbreak has caused a lot of people to wonder if they should trust restaurants more in the future, especially when it comes to ordering takeout or delivery. Customers have started demanding more transparency from restaurants, which means that they’re also becoming more aware of the risks associated with eating out and its impact on their health. In addition, customer confidence has been shaken by this event (and others like it), making customers even more inclined towards making healthier choices at home instead of going out every night.
Takeout is the new dine-in
What is a dine-in? It’s when you order food at the restaurant, eat it in its place and pay for it there. In other words, takeout is the new dine-in.
You can still have a good time with friends and family while saving money by eating at home instead of going out to eat every night (and paying for parking). And if you don’t want to cook, or if your kitchen is full of dirty dishes from last night’s dinner party! Just order online with Covid-19 outbreak in mind!
And while the trend towards ordering takeout has been growing for years now, it’s reached new heights since Covid-19 outbreak. According to data from Taste Card, searches for “restaurants near me” increased by 3x within three weeks after the outbreak compared with usual search volumes during that period—and it hasn’t stopped since then!See more findings and restaurant deals right here!
A growing demand for healthy food is driving a market shift
As people become more aware of the health benefits of eating healthier, a growing demand for healthy food options is driving a market shift. Customers are increasingly looking for healthy food options when they dine out(For example demand for specific types of food and restaurants hit the roof right after the pandemic hit the country.See details here.
In fact, as reported by Google Health-USA, “Google receives over 70,000 search queries every minute, which translates into over a 1B every day” (as cited by the Telegraph). This means that more people are searching on Google for healthier options than ever before!
As businesses respond to this trend by offering more healthful fare at reasonable prices—and consumers respond positively—we’re seeing an increase in the availability of these types of meals across many different types of restaurants: fast food chains like McDonald’s have begun offering salads as part of their menu; sit-down restaurants offering gluten free or vegetarian dishes; even convenience stores with cold pressed juice bars that sell smoothies made from fresh produce picked within hours from local farms instead
Buffet services are not as popular as they used to be. Customers are wary of the risk of food borne illness and want to ensure that their children are safe by avoiding buffet services. Parents also tend to avoid these types of restaurants due to the risk of food borne illness, especially if there’s no clear cut way to identify what kind of food has been prepared with meat or eggs that may not have been cooked properly.
In addition, people have become more conscious about their health since this outbreak occurred; therefore they’re more likely than ever before (or maybe just for now) when dining out at home or out with friends/family members on weekends.”
Many new customers sought contact-free deliveries
Covid-19 outbreak has led to an increase in the number of people who prefer contactless payments for their food orders, and this is having a positive impact on restaurants too. Contactless transactions are faster than cards or cash, which means that it’s easier for customers to order from a restaurant and pay with their mobile device at the same time.
Foodies are supporting local restaurants more than ever before
When you’re looking for a place to eat out, it’s important to think about where your food is coming from. Local restaurants are more likely to use local ingredients and support the local economy.
Local farms and producers often have an advantage in this regard because they can provide food that’s fresher than what you’d find at chain restaurants—and if they don’t have any locally grown produce on hand, they’ll make sure someone else does!
One way farmers benefit from this relationship is by getting paid for their work: many larger-scale farms or suppliers will pay them directly rather than pass along their costs as part of a companywide markup (which would be less profitable).
So, what do you think of this? Have we given you a new perspective on eating out? Do you agree with us that the world of dine-out is rapidly changing and that the next few years will be filled with even more opportunities to try new foods and drinks? Or am I just being paranoid?