Everyday Dining Forecast Spring 2021
With millions of Americans armed with vaccinations and an economy on the upswing, diners are becoming more comfortable eating out. This summer showcases a promising increase in demand in the food sector, expanding over multiple categories ranging from restaurants to packaged goods.
For the first time in more than a year, the pandemic is not the top reason consumers cite for staying home at mealtime. Cost has overtaken COVID-19 as the biggest disincentive to eating out. And a red-hot economy is affecting everyday dining brands in other ways. Consumers are excited to experience seasonal flavors — from grilled meats to fresh fruits — but both restaurant owners and stakeholders all along the grocery supply chain are grappling with labor shortages. Get more advice on how to navigate supply and demand this summer by downloading our latest Everyday Dining Forecast