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RESTAURANT TRENDS

> RESTAURANTS IN RETAIL Restaurants are diversifying their income by offering food and kitchen products for use at home. Consultancy Baum + Whiteman identified “Restaurant Brands in the Home Kitchen” as one of its top trends in 2021. ”Proprietary spice mixes, dumplings, noodles and pasta sauces, inventive breads and signature pastries, fancy cheeses and charcuterie, rendered duck fat, CSA boxes, fresh meat and fish—even professional cookware, meal kits and prepared dinner... are invading home kitchens emblazoned with restaurants’ logos,” according to its report.

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The pandemic has created a silver lining, for diners to enjoy restaurant brands beyond the typical menu experience, that will continue into next year. Both STK and Ted’s Montana Grill have launched online marketplaces for steaks: Ted’s launched a Butcher Shoppe, while STK opened a Meat Market. And Chipotle has even been peddling a line of minimalist clothing online. Fine-dining destinations are also jumping on the bandwagon. Fiola in Washington DC is selling its curated wines for carryout business. Under current regulations, customers must order at least one food item in order to purchase bottled wine to enjoy at home. This increasingly popular retail trend will becomes an easy-to-implement solution for restaurant operators seeking incremental revenue to help offset COVID impacts.

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