With a business career spanning more than three decades, Bill Asher has experience running bars, nightclubs, and restaurants. Bill Asher has seen a lot of change in the restaurant industry during his career, and the pandemic has brought its own wave of changes.
With social distancing and lockdowns being normal in the world today, the restaurant industry has had to scramble to adapt and take advantage of opportunities. An unprecedented number of restaurants and other businesses were forced to close.
Meanwhile, delivery services are more important than ever, and people are opting to order in more often than going out. Takeout and pickup orders are also growing, so restaurants must adapt their kitchens to transition to less in-house dining.
Plant-based foods are no longer just a fad, as they continue to offer a sustainable alternative to regular meats and other meat-based products. Restaurants focusing on plant-based menus are becoming stronger and expect to see this segment continue at a steady pace.