HOUSTON – (By Dale King, Realty News Report) – It may have seemed ludicrous a few years ago to imagine home delivery of meals from places like McDonald’s, Chick-fil-A, Denny’s and Starbucks. But Big Macs and breakfast “Slams” are just an app message away, and next year, Dunkin’ Donuts will join that shop-to-home service with its mobile app.
An ongoing overhaul of the U.S. food and beverage industry and its associated real estate, has been documented in a new report by CBRE.
Some “interesting items of note” within the CBRE report:
As the U.S. population increasingly moves to metropolitan areas, the food and beverage industry is expanding most in the suburbs;
Grocers are expected to devote more space to prepared foodsto capture shifting consumer demand;
Millennialsdine out more than other generations, but they’re thrifty diners;
Currently, Baby Boomers collectively spend the most on food and beverages, and Gen Xers spend the most on a per-household basis.