Changing Demographics
Changing Demographics

Looking ahead at changing demographics, our aging population will undoubtedly present a few challenges to the hospitality industry and those engaged in foodservice particularly. Anybody who has had the experience of being descended on by several busloads of senior citizens will be aware that their needs are somewhat different to the average dinner guest. I first started to ponder the dining needs of older people when I went to a pub dining room, and the menu was written in such a small typeface that I had to take the menu into the well-lit toilet to read it.

Now, I’m what could be loosely described as ‘middle-aged’, and if I am starting to have problems, what of older people? Looking around on this particular occasion, I couldn’t help but notice that the majority of customers were sporting grey and silver hair, and could be described as a ‘mature’ crowd.

Click to read “Changing Demographics” by Tony Eldred

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