Low prices and fast service are the main traffic drivers for Gen Z-ers along with the ability to customize and to takeout/grab-and-go. This does not come as much of a surprise considering the age span of this group which encompasses a range of life stages, from high school to early career professionals; understandably on-the-go and limited in budget.
It is essential for operators to adapt to the demands of Gen Z as they evolve. Colleges and universities can take advantage of the openness this generation has to new flavors, providing opportunities for creative and unique menu options. As members of Gen Z join the workforce, low prices will not be as big of a concern. Instead, customization and grab-n-go will be traits they look for in the workplace. Use of technology will be essential and expected across the non-commercial space, particularly to improve speed, accuracy and to ease customization.
Entegra Procurement Services regularly publishes blog posts on food trends and innovations in food services. Entegra is more than a group purchasing organization (GPO): Our team of procurement specialists implement strategic sourcing to bring the most value to your business. We help our clients, in many segments ranging from the healthcare supply chain to restaurant supply, to cut costs and consolidate their portfolios.