As 2023 draws to an end, we can’t help but to think about what the future holds for foodservice in 2024. What flavors are going to be trending? What business practices will owners and operators be focused on? While we can’t say for certain, we can make our foodservice predictions based off of what we have seen, heard, and experienced throughout this past year.
So, grab your sparkly top hats, and obnoxious noisemakers, and get ready for our Top 4 Foodservice Predictions for 2024!
Dips Will Have Their Moment
Like Oliver Putnam, we LOVE a good dip. There is nothing better than a warm and creamy onion dip paired with crispy French fries or potato chips from the AutoFry. How about an ooey gooey queso with fresh, crunchy tortilla chips? Who could say no to that?! We wouldn’t be surprised if dessert dips also made their way on to menus in the new year. Options like Strawberry Cheesecake Dip served with Churros Chips will be making appearances before you know it!
This year, we predict that prevention will be at the top of mind for owners and operators. Not that it isn’t typically a priority, it just will be MORE of a priority than ever before. After three consecutive years of hiring struggles, increased costs, and unpredictable inventory issues, businesses are taking the necessary steps to prevent anything that may negatively impact their future. This means investing in automatic equipment, sourcing ingredients from new suppliers, and creating an environment that is safe and welcoming to both the staff and patrons.
Out of the Box Breakfasts
In 2024 we expect to see businesses experimenting with their breakfast offerings by testing out new products and flavor combinations. Diners are looking to be wowed, so don’t be surprised if you see delicious options like Nashville Hot Chicken Breakfast Burritos or Whipped Cottage Cheese Toast appearing on menus in the upcoming months.
Robotic Foodservice Solutions
While hiring challenges have improved slightly, they still prove to be a thorn in the side for most businesses. Investing in robotic foodservice equipment, like automatic deep-fryers, is a quick solution for owners and operators struggling to keep employees on board. Robotic foodservice equipment can help alleviate stress and the kitchen while simultaneously streamlining operations.
Well, there you have it folks, those are Motion Technology, Inc.’s Top 4 Foodservice Predictions for 2024! We can’t wait to see what the new year holds for this ever-changing industry.