2. Less time, more convenience
People in big cities are even expecting more. They demand their foods to be handy and less time-consuming for they don't have much time to cook.
This demand has shaped next year's food business to be faster and practical. Thus new business model named cloud kitchen will be on the highlight of 2020's food trend. This coming-of-age system works pretty simple: customer orders it via online or phone, then the food arrives by delivery.
It seemingly works similar to delivery system of fast food restaurant, but cloud kitchen doesn't offer dine-in service. This system definitely is a win-win system for both parties. The restaurant owner benefits from its low operational cost, and customer benefits from its hassle-free system.
Rex Marindo, CRP Group's founder, predicted cloud kitchen are getting popular in 2020. "With technology, everything seems to be possible. Culinary business used to be capital-intensive and expensive to build up."
"But with cloud kitchen, even a novice with very low capital can profit billlions," said the restaurateur behind Bakso Boedjangan.
Certainly, this model business affects popular food in 2020. Easy-to-deliver meals and fulfilling meals are projected to rise, like ayam geprek (battered fried chicken with sambal) and nasi uduk (steamed rice cooked in coconut milk with side dishes).