Restaurant-Rotter Dam

A Shift In Consumer Habits

If you already have your own restaurant, you may have noticed that there are more and more customers walking in and asking for vegetarian option and vegan options. This is something most restaurant owners have faced and it is a reflection of the global shift in eating habits. Plant based eating is increasing significantly everyday while meat eating is slowly but surely becoming a thing of the past. For centuries humans have killed and eaten animals however this habit has resulted in the annual deaths of fifty six billion land animals and a number of sea animals so vast that their numbers can only be measured in tons.

One fact that most people do not know is that only about five to ten percent of each catch that comes in from the oceans is edible fish while a good ninety percent of wild sea life die in vain. This has resulted in a shortage of fish in the oceans, a situation that humans once thought impossible. In addition to this, in order to raise fifty six billion land animals every year, we are using up a majority of the world’s grain, grain that could have been used to feed a thousand times more humans thereby eliminating hunger and starvation altogether. This knowledge together with many more facts are causing young people to become more aware of nature and switch to a kinder and more compassionate diet.

Meet the changing market

As a restaurant owner, it is important that you become a wise business person and start to meet this changing market. Although consumers are changing, restaurants are slow to catch on which means that there are still a very few plant based food chains in comparison with the number of young people that are changing. If you already have your own electric meat mincer you may consider cleaning it, sanitizing it and using it to create a variety of faux meat products our of beans and seitan.

If you are successful in creating a great tasting meat alternative with the use of your electric meat mincer, you are guaranteed to have a lot of business. You can not only sell a whole lot of your products such as meat free hot dogs and burgers within your shop, but you can also sell the sausages frozen and packed for young people to take home.

You might be surprised to find that your sales will not only come from vegans and vegetarians but from meat eaters too who are eager to try something new and different. The consumer trends have shown that even meat eaters are shifting toward a diet with less meat due to health reasons.

A Shift In Consumer Habits
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