Food and Beverage Industry Trends in 2022

FOOD AND BEVERAGEThe Food and Beverage Industry was dramatically changed in 2020 when shutdowns forced restaurants to offer online ordering, takeout, and curbside delivery or face closing their doors permanently. Then, once the restrictions were lifted, many were short-staffed and struggling to meet the growing expectations of speed and service.

Restaurant Trends in 2022

A recent study of more than 5,700 global consumers from Oracle Food and Beverage found that there is an increasing shift toward digital preference in 2022, as “consumer trends prioritize and expect experiences that are fast, personal, and super-efficient.” Restaurant owners and operators have these trends to face:

  • Takeout and delivery are here to stay
  • Customers are more unlikely to tolerate slow service, no matter how they choose to dine (takeout, curbside, delivery, or dine-in)
  • Dine-in customers are increasingly annoyed by online orders interfering with their experience
  • Customers expect a wide range of payment options
  • Consumers are more attracted to restaurants that use biodegradable packaging and sustainable practices

How to Exceed Expectations and Win Customer Loyalty

Though the bar has been raised for restaurants across the country, meeting these demands will grow customer loyalty now more than ever before. The major focus is on efficiency which, in the end, will have a positive effect on operations overall. Consider the following options to exceed customer expectations:


Bundle and Organize Your Takeout Orders Into One Simple Package

food and beverage trends 2022Our 4-Way™ and Corner-to-Corner™ bands help to simplify the “to-go” process. Use them to bundle multiple takeout boxes or to package containers with condiments, utensils, and napkins into one neat “grab and go” package. This cuts down on wait times and helps avoid interference with dine-in customers’ experience.

Increase Kitchen Efficiency and Bring a Modern Look to Your Establishment

food and beverage trends 2022 (4)AdBands® imprinted bands are ideal for color-coding and organizing kitchen items. From imprinted Culinary Bands that accurately label condiments and spices to Menu Board Bands that make changing out menus a breeze – these bands are reusable and microwave & freezer safe!

Rubber Bands – Reusable & Sustainable Packaging Options

food and beverage trends 2022Alliance rubber bands based on natural or synthetic rubber (both chemically polyisoprene) are reusable. While the components of our rubber band formulas and our manufacturing processes remain proprietary information, we can state the following:

The raw materials that comprise our natural rubber product formulas (in both product form and, ultimately, in product degradation) are environmentally friendly and are made from rapidly renewable resources. Rubber bands are manufactured from materials derived from natural sources without damaging those sources for use by future generations and are therefore a sustainable product by definition.

Alliance rubber bands comply with the specifications of FDA21CFR part 177.2600 for food contact of rubber articles and are also compliant with European Union Directive 2002/95/EC on the Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) and subsequent amended directives.

View our full Sustainability Statement here.

Choose Food & Beverage Packaging from a Trusted Provider

For nearly 100 years, our products for the Food Service Industry have been trusted by hotels, restaurants, caterers, and the leisure sector as well as food processors and packers. Alliance Rubber Co. is a leader in the supply of non-food consumables because our packaging and merchandising supplies meet all USDA food compliance standards. As an American-Made Manufacturer, we can deliver products for the Food Service Industry to meet your needs with shorter lead times and fresher stock. Contact us to learn more about products for the Food and Beverage Industry.


Alliance Rubber Company is a family-owned business with humble beginnings that has grown into a thriving American success story. Since 1923, Alliance Rubber has proudly produced rubber bands for use in the home and workplace. Continuing to manufacture its products in the USA, enables Alliance to provide high-quality products, fast service, and fresh stock that is built to last. Alliance Rubber, a women-owned company, manufactures bands that ‘Hold Your World Together.’

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