WASHINGTON — Gourmet food delivery is the latest buzzword in the culinary world.
This year, as more than 100 new restaurants and grocery stores are opening, it’s a trend that has already gained traction.
The trend has been on the rise for years, but now, it is on the verge of catching on, with more restaurants and supermarkets opening and more gourmet delivery service providers popping up.
For example, Gourmet Food Delivery launched in 2016 and in 2018, it was the No. 1 service on the food delivery market, according to research firm App Annie.
“It’s not just a new way of delivering food, but it’s something that has a huge opportunity,” said Daniel B. Dovidio, the founder and chief executive of App Annie, in a statement.
“It’s a way to give your customers the convenience and quality they expect from a grocery store, a restaurant or a restaurant-delivery service.”
A number of factors are contributing to the growth of gourmet cooking.
Restaurants are opening more and more to serve more and different tastes and tastes are increasingly appealing, said Josh Kosten, a marketing professor at the University of Southern California.
“The food industry has been growing for a long time,” he said.
“But the consumer base has grown.
The food is getting more sophisticated.
They’re looking for something different, a different approach, and so, that’s the driver of this.
It’s a great opportunity for people to try new flavors.”
Gourmet cooking is a niche, however, and many restaurants and food delivery services don’t offer the same service.
Many food delivery restaurants don’t take reservations, said Scott M. Jones, an executive vice president at FoodBubble, a provider of online food ordering and delivery service.
“It can be a very frustrating experience to try to make reservations when you don’t have a restaurant reservation and a food delivery company is out there to serve you a meal,” he told ABC News.
In addition to a limited selection of restaurants and restaurants catering to certain tastes, Jones said, the restaurant experience is generally less refined than a traditional restaurant.
Food delivery services such as Uber and Lyft have helped fill this gap, but Jones said most restaurants and delivery services have been slower to take on gourmet restaurants.
“We haven’t seen a big surge of new restaurants opening,” he explained.
“We’ve seen an increase of restaurant openings, but that’s just because people are looking for the convenience of eating at a restaurant.
Restaurant dining is a big business, but you can’t just open up a restaurant and expect people to come.”
For example the food truck craze is starting to take off in the Bay Area, with restaurants offering their own delivery services.
Bubbles, a popular Bay Area food truck, has launched in Oakland and in the city’s Chinatown.
A number other restaurants, including Denny’s, Burger King and Pizza Hut, are expanding their menus to cater to gourmet tastes.
Some of these restaurants are not only serving the gourmet taste, but also serving it in a more upscale way.
Food delivery service provider Green Giant has opened a gourmet menu in the New York City borough of Queens, offering items like roasted red pepper, bacon and spinach.
New York-based company Dixie House is adding more gourmand items to their menu.
There are also more gondolas that are popping up in the United Kingdom, where food delivery service Gourmet Pockets is starting.
Gourmand restaurants have also started opening in New York, the Netherlands and even Germany.
The popularity of gondola-style delivery service services has also contributed to a resurgence of the classic gourmet dining.
Gourmet Burger Joint and The King of Burgers in Chicago, for example, are both offering gourmet menus, with burgers such as beef tongue and hot dog wrapped in bacon and onions.
“A lot of people want to have a meal at home, but they can’t afford to go out to a restaurant,” said Jessica R. Gagnon, an author and culinary historian at the American Institute of Culinary Education.
And in some cases, gourmet meals have even become the default meal of choice for some customers.
One restaurant in the trendy New York neighborhood of Greenwich Village, New York offers a menu of burgers, fries, salads and entrees made with everything from smoked trout to mozzarella cheese.
“There’s a certain way of eating that just works for the family, and it’s really appealing,” said owner Michelle DeSantis.
“I think that’s one of the reasons why it’s such a big thing.
You’re going to have these families, and they’ll be coming from all over the world, and their family will be coming here, and I think it’s