New research has found that 42% of respondents now use technology when eating and drinking out of home .
The survey by One Poll, in collaboration with Nestlé Professional®, confirms convenience is king, with take-away apps proving the most popular form of technology, especially among millennials (41% say they use them) .
It also confirms that the trend for on-demand food and drink remains strong, with over half of all respondents (60%) having eaten breakfast, brunch, lunch or dinner on the go. In fact, 70% of those surveyed said they spend 10 minutes or less on breakfast and a staggering 95% spare less than 30 minutes to enjoy lunch .
The research marks the launch of a new BuzzBites, powered by Nestlé Professional® report for the hospitality sector: ‘HYPER-CONVENIENCE: Breaking boundaries to meet the needs of the 24/7 consumer’.
Designed to provide inspiration on how businesses are using the latest innovations to gain a commercial advantage, the report explores the role of technology in shaping eating and drinking patterns.
Paul Lumley, Brand & Communications Manager at Nestlé Professional®, said:
“In today’s 24/7 culture, fast paced technologies such as take-away apps, touch screen vending, smart ordering and contactless payment are promoting a convenience revolution that is changing the way we eat and drink. Our report draws together pioneering brands which are leading the way in embracing new technologies to shape innovation in foodservice. It also details how we at Nestlé Professional® are driving change with our new generation of tech-enabled coffee machines. The research shows technology and hyper-convenience are inextricably linked and businesses which recognise this within the hospitality sector can maximise their impact.”