I’m so incredibly excited to kick off the first episode of this podcast with one of the very top experts in analyzing global foodservice data trends in the industry. Darren Tristano, newly minted CEO of CHD Expert Americas. Darren provides industry insights and perspectives on consumer and menu trends, restaurant chain and concept growth and market performance and intelligence.
In this episode, Darren and I discuss global trends affecting the restaurant and hospitality industry, with an emphasis on how hospitality design is impacted and changing. In the first portion of the episode, we also talk about Darren’s top trend affecting the industry, how huge a role data has, and some favorite establishments in Chicago and Boston.
We also dive into the fast casual and casual segments, and how the delivery and meals-to-go trend is impacting restaurant design. At the end, we discuss the challenges that independent operators are facing.
Please let us know your thoughts on this episode and I hope you enjoy the dialogue!