Vince Sgabellone, Industry Analyst, Canada Foodservice, The NPD Group

“Delivery has been one of the fastest-growing market segments for several years. It accounts for 300 million visits, or 4% of the total visits at commercial foodservice in Canada. Even more important, delivery was up 19% in 2019, in a market that was up just 1%. Given the current situation, we can expect delivery’s rapid rate of ascent will be further amplified.” 

Having a senior citizen friendly off premise platform could improve your business.  Older adults are an important demographic for restaurants for several reasons.  First, the percentage of the population that is over 65 is projected to more than double in the next 50 years and older adults typically have more disposable income.  A 2016 study by Cornell University found that seniors eat out more than their millennial counterparts.  What are they eating?


According to NPD, CREST YE February 2020, consumers aged 65+ over-index for many breakfast foods including Eggs, Hashbrowns, Toast, and Bacon. Consumers aged 65+ also over-index for Deli Sandwiches and Pork Entrée’s.   For off-premise menu idea’s & multiple meal bundles that appeal to seniors, please visit our products page.

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These articles highlight the opportunity and provide tips for engaging seniors through off premise