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Why consumers are hungry for the rise in casual dining

Despite the setbacks of the last 12 months for the hospitality industry, the next 12 to 24 months are looking up, with exciting innovations and digital-driven changes for many franchises. Casual dining’s advantage is that it sits between fine dining and takeaway/delivery. That’s also the challenge. As Aussies hunkered down last year to weather the Covid storm, takeaway and delivery kept the hospitality sector alive. Innovation, adaptability and swift implementation were the bywords for survi