Food Delivery ‘A Growing Trend’

The trend for restaurants offering food delivery is one that’s only set to grow, according to one top restaurateur.

BigHospitality reported on comments made by Alan Yau, founder of Wagamama and Hakkasan, in a podcast entitled Frontiers. In the interview he said that he expects the technological advances in this space to help it grow, and ultimately change the restaurant sector.

“It has shifted to much more aspirational dining meaning you make a choice to stay at home,” he asserted.

Mr Yau added that he thinks this will benefit the sector and will mean “the whole dining market will increase in a way that will be as comprehensive as the eating out market”.

He also stressed that this shouldn’t be seen as a bad thing, but instead should be viewed as another platform and a way for diners to have a different kind of experience.

Of course, it adds an additional layer of complexity for traditional restaurants to branch into the home delivery market, and it may mean you need to update your food hygiene training in the UK if you plan to change the way your business operates.

And anyone who’s concerned that the rise of food delivery from restaurants has prevented people from venturing out to eat has no need to worry.

The Morning Advertiser recently

reported on research conducted by Deliveroo, which found that the proportion of people dining out each week has remained stable at 60 per cent for the last six months, while the percentage of people ordering food in increased from 31 to 36 per cent in the same period.

What’s more, the news provider cited research from Morar HPI, which found that 76 per cent of people are more likely to choose a particular restaurant when they eat out if they’ve previously ordered home delivery from there and had a good experience.

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