Hungry For Food Halls
Multi-Restaurant Facilities Are Taking Off In The US
People in the U.S. have a healthy appetite—and they spend more money at restaurants than they do on food at home. As foodie culture goes mainstream, consumers want more, more, more—more choice, more access and more speed. That's driving the nationwide boom in food halls. The spaces feature multiple tenants, usually offering a mix of unprepared and prepared foods, the latter offered by both fast-casual vendors and full-service restaurants. According to a report released this year from Cushman & Wakefield, U.S. food hall projects could increase to 200 by 2019—double the number in 2016.