FEWER PEOPLE ARE DINING IN AT FAST FOOD RESTAURANTS
- Matt Case
Recent research highlights a notable shift in consumer behavior within the fast-food industry, with less than 10% of patrons opting for in-house dining—an evident decline from the previous 25% before the onset of the pandemic. The demographic trend of those who do choose to dine indoors leans towards individuals of retirement age. However, the reduction in indoor dining hasn't prompted a complete dismantling of dining facilities. McDonald's, for instance, is embracing technological advancements by incorporating digital kiosks, while simultaneously committing to periodic dining room renovations, scheduled once every decade.
McDonald’s and other chains are developing new restaurants focused on drive-thrus and carry-out with little to no dine-in option. Stock Photo: Getty Images