Restaurant Trends - Growing And Emerging Concepts - Change and Activity July 29, 2014
Update from Restaurantchains.net on growing and emerging restaurant concepts
When conducting training in the hospitality industry today, trainers find themselves facing a multi-generational audience that also includes Baby Boomers and Generation Xers, making it that much more challenging to find common ground.
Airbnb reported that on July 5, 2014 in Paris almost 20,000 guests stayed at their member properties. One might surmise that the price point for those accommodations were a bit lower than the usual room price for the many hotels in the city of love. Maybe, the youth hostels could compete on price.
In the first half of 2014, the massive shift from desktop to mobile and tablet devices continues its rigorous pace and now over 42% of web visitors and nearly 38% of page views were generated from non-desktop devices (mobile and tablet), while nearly 16% of bookings and 19% of room nights came from tablets and mobile devices.
Gen Z, the first true digital generation, represents the future foodservice consumer. They're a generation on the move that strongly prioritizes speed of service, technology, and having what they want, when they want it. Millennials, more so than older generations, prefer to visit restaurants that offer new and unique foods and flavors. Gen X and Boomers converge on several preferencessuch as the importance of a convenient location.
Income growth for American workers has been largely stagnant during the economic recovery, and a new CareerBuilder survey on salaries confirms that most workers are not earning what they want. Sixty-five percent of full-time U.S. workers say they do not currently earn their desired salary; 35 percent do.