With the global pandemic of 2020, most people saw significant changes take place in their daily routines. With the closures of schools, restaurants, and businesses due to extreme health regulations, many families and individuals have been forced to remain at home for long periods. While this has been devastating to many in the food industry, including waiters and bartenders, many chefs and restauranteurs are scrambling to adapt to the new challenges.
The growing largest segment for restaurants has now become the take-out menu. While in-house dining is no longer an option in many places, meals packaged for pick-up or home delivery are definitely on the rise. As customers still crave restaurant-style meals, finding ways to safely deliver that same type of experience in a customer’s home is the newest trend. Some restaurants with loyal clientele are sending to-go meals, including serving dishes and flatware, to make their home delivery offerings more attractive to those planning a celebratory dinner or a special “date night.”