Ideas
Explore the world's #1 largest database of ideas and innovations, with over 400,000 inspiring examples.
Insights
Uncover major shifts and emerging opportunities with our exclusive PRO research.
Trend Reports
Discover why 750 brands rely on our AI-powered Trend Reports to get better, faster insights.
Newsletter
Join over 200,000 subscribers who rely on our weekly newsletter to keep up with need-to-know trends and insights.
Books
Join 20,000,000+ people getting better and faster with our New York Times Bestselling methods, best innovation books & keynote videos.
Dashboard
Get special access to premium content, topic tracking and customizable tools through our AI-powered Dashboard.
AI
Learn how the Trend Hunter harnesses the power of artificial intelligence.
Assessment
Enhance your innovation potential with a deeper understanding of your unique innovation archetype and how your organization benchmarks.
Overview
Accelerate innovation and ignite disruptive thinking with our award-winning programs and research.
Keynotes & Workshops
Empower your team with the insights and frameworks they need to innovate better and faster.
Custom Research
Get fast, customized trend reports, presentations and deep dives 20x faster than traditional research.
Plans
Get started today with a free consultation, our self-serve tools, or a dedicated program.
Jeremy Gutsche
Ignite your event with our CEO, a NY Times Bestselling Author and one of the top innovation keynote speakers.
Our Team of Futurists
Inspire your group with our most popular speakers on innovation, trends, change and futurism.
Contact
Get in touch to learn more, ask a question or submit a tip.
About Us
Learn more about Trend Hunter and how we accelerate innovation.
FAQ
Get answers to common questions about Trend Hunter.
Community
Stay on the cutting-edge with the help of the Trend Hunter community.
Team
Meet the team trusted by hundreds of leading businesses worldwide.
Jobs
Find opportunities to accelerate your career with the #1 Trend Firm.
Internships
Grow your professional skillset in an award-winning workplace.
News
Catch up on noteworthy Trend Hunter news and media mentions.
Join
Build a portfolio and put your trend-spotting abilities to the test.
Advertising
Supercharge your marketing by partnering with Trend Hunter.
Portfolio
Visit your public portfolio and browse your past articles.
Add a Trend
Write up an article and showcase your trend-spotting skills.
My Trends
Edit your articles and see how they stack up on the leaderboards.
Settings
Edit your profile, connect your social media accounts, and more.
Add a trend, customize your dashboard, or track topics.
Future Festival
World Summit
Learn why 97% of people rate it "the best innovation conference ever".
1-Day Innovation Events
Explore our 2019 tour dates and find the best city to inspire your team.
Custom Events
Host a custom innovation conference in your city that will inform and inspire.
Custom Training
Bring the Future Festival experience directly to your team with custom training packages.
Search our database of over 390,000 cutting edge ideas.
SAMPLE CONSUMER INSIGHTS - Subscribe to access 8,342 more

Experiential Serving

A desire for thrills prompts whimsical serving in dining experiences

Implications - Restaurant goers are indeed looking for a satisfying meal, but they're also seeking a unique experience, which is being answered with adventurous forms of food delivery at restaurants. The shift toward restaurants that incorporate memorable, entertaining aspects like robotic servers appeal on the basis of being appropriate for a wide range of ages, and providing both sustenance and an experience.
4.2
Score
Popularity
Activity
Freshness
Patterns
Megatrends
6 Featured, 53 Examples:
183,515 Total Clicks
Date Range:
Jan 15 — Jul 16
Trending:
Warm
Consumer Insight Topics:

Featured Examples

VR-Powered Hotel Dinners
VR-Powered Hotel Dinners
Ibiza's Hard Rock Hotel Hosted a Samsung Gear VR Gastronomy Experience
In an attempt to appeal to tech-savvy millennials, the Hard Rock Hotel Ibiza recently hosted a unique hotel dinner that was accompanied by a virtual reality experience. Equipped with Samsung Gear VR... MORE
VR Dining Experiments
VR Dining Experiments
'Project Nourished' Pairs 3D-Printed Food with Virtual Reality
‘Project Nourished’ is the name of a “gastronomical virtual reality experience” for all the senses. The experience is in development by a team of scientists, designers,... MORE
Roller Coaster Restaurants
Roller Coaster Restaurants
This Abu Dhabi Restaurant Delivers Food Like Theme Park Rides
If the thought of going on the rides at a theme park is enough to make your stomach churn, this Abu Dhabi restaurant is probably not one for you. Recently opened in Yas Island’s Yas Mall, Rogo&#... MORE
Gamified Pop-Up Eateries
Gamified Pop-Up Eateries
The 'Meal of Fortune' Pop-Up is Part Restaurant and Part Arcade
‘Meal of Fortune’ is unique dining experience that was recently held by ‘Mouth Arcade’ and ‘Theory Kitchen.’ While many restaurants have been experimenting with... MORE
play_circle_filled Flying Restaurant Servers
Flying Restaurant Servers
These Robotic Drones Deliver Customers Their Orders in Lieu of Servers
These flying restaurant servers might just be the solution customers are looking for when it comes to poor service in dining establishments. Infinium Robotics, a Singapore-based company that... MORE
Robotic Fast Food Servers
Robotic Fast Food Servers
Carl's Jr. is Testing Out Employee-Free Locations That Utilize Robots
Burger chain Carl’s Jr. is conceptually testing out swapping out fast food servers for robotic counterparts in order to create employee-free eateries. The restaurants would offer service... MORE

Related Trend Reports & Custom Market Research

Related Examples

play_circle_filled Cinematic Fast Food Campaigns
Cinematic Fast Food Campaigns
The McDonald's Angry Birds Collaboration is Playfully Interactive
Ancient VR Cereal Launches
Ancient VR Cereal Launches
Kellogg’s Ancient Legends Held Tastings Enhanced with Virtual Reality
Muffin-Topped Breakfast Sandwich
Muffin-Topped Breakfast Sandwich
These New Breakfast Sandwiches are Served on Muffin Tops
Kids Meal VR Packaging
Kids Meal VR Packaging
McDonald’s Sweden Creates a Happy Meal Box VR Headset
Gamified Foodservice Dashboards
Gamified Foodservice Dashboards
HME Enhances Drive-Thru Service with an Intuitive Leaderboard
Celebrity Chef Mobile Games
Celebrity Chef Mobile Games
Gordon Ramsay is Offering Consumers a Cusine Entertainment App
Encouraging Healthy Eating Apps
Encouraging Healthy Eating Apps
BerryCart App Rewards Users for Eating Well with Discount Offers
Antibiotic-Free Turkey Burgers
Antibiotic-Free Turkey Burgers
The New Turkey Burger Patties at Carl's Jr. are Antibiotic-Free
Gamified Restaurant Experiences
Gamified Restaurant Experiences
London's Inamo Restaurant Features Personalized Touchscreen Tables
Gift-Sending Reward Apps
Gift-Sending Reward Apps
The New Carl's Jr. Reward App Allows Easy Gift Giving Capabilities
play_circle_filled Festive VR Dining Experiences
Festive VR Dining Experiences
TGI Fridays' Holiday Experience Transports Diners to the Arctic
Gin Garden Experiences
Gin Garden Experiences
The MCA's Archie Rose Pop-Up Serves Up Handcrafted Cocktails
Millennial Hostel Hotels
Millennial Hostel Hotels
The CityHub Offers a Connected Stay for Travellers on a Budget
Hyper-Relevant Pop-Up Bars
Hyper-Relevant Pop-Up Bars
PAND10 is an Amsterdam Bar That Will Close After 10,000 Beers
Branded Breakfast Menus
Branded Breakfast Menus
A New Luxurious Breakfast Menu is Now Offered at Burberry's Flagship
Open Air Hotel Rooms
Open Air Hotel Rooms
This Hotel Suite Features a Retractable Roof That Opens Up to the Sky
play_circle_filled Gamified Burger Ads
Gamified Burger Ads
This Call of Duty & Carl's Jr. Ad Promotes the Duo's Ultimate Care Package
play_circle_filled Luxury Hotel VR Tours
Luxury Hotel VR Tours
The Shangri-La Hotels Now Offer Immersive VR Tours to Attract Travelers
Cultural High Tea Menus
Cultural High Tea Menus
Abu Dhabi's Cafe No. 57 Offers Authentic Tea and Coffee Creations
Personalized Taco Rewards
Personalized Taco Rewards
Taco Bell's ta.co Site Lets Users Customize Meals and Access Discounts
French Toast Sandwiches
French Toast Sandwiches
The Carl's Jr Breakfast Panini Features Cinnamon Swirl French Toast
Gourmet-Chocolate Tea Menus
Gourmet-Chocolate Tea Menus
The Ritz-Carlton Launches a Premium Godiva Chocolate High Tea Menu
Soda Brand Factory Visits
Soda Brand Factory Visits
This Coca-Cola Brazil Campaign Was a Response to Negative Rumors
play_circle_filled VR Cereal Boxes
VR Cereal Boxes
Nutri-Grain's BOLT Cereal Box Lets People Experience Virtual Reality
Savory Cinnamon Breakfasts
Savory Cinnamon Breakfasts
This Carl's Jr. Breakfast Sandwich Combines Sweet and Savory Flavors
play_circle_filled Fighter Food Ads
Fighter Food Ads
'Carl's Jr' is Using Ronda Rousey to Sell a Breakfast Sandwich
Virtual Reality Flavor Journeys
Virtual Reality Flavor Journeys
The Boursin Sensorium is a VR-Powered 3D Exploration of Cheese
Tea-Inspired Ice Cream
Tea-Inspired Ice Cream
This Ice Cream Parlor Celebrates Afternoon Tea Week with Rich New Flavors
Hybrid Toast Breakfasts
Hybrid Toast Breakfasts
This IHOP Dish Combines Cereal, Oatmeal and Toast for Breakfast
Gamified Rewards Programs
Gamified Rewards Programs
Taco Bell's New Consumer Loyalty Program Will Operate as a Game
Digital Burger Giveaway Campaigns
Digital Burger Giveaway Campaigns
TGI Fridays is Boosting Business Through Shareable Discounts
Hybrid Hot Dog Burgers
Hybrid Hot Dog Burgers
This Unusual Burger Features a Grilled Hot Dog on Top of a Beef Patty
Holographic Fishing Technology
Holographic Fishing Technology
The Hunter-Gatherer Lets You Virtually Catch Your Food for Delivery
Fetching Personal Drones
Fetching Personal Drones
Bizzby Provides a Fast Service Perfect in Times of Emergencies
Customer-Servicing Robots
Customer-Servicing Robots
This Robot Assistant is Developed to Help Customers in a Store
Sloped Roof Skyscrapers
Sloped Roof Skyscrapers
Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners Design a Complex in Abu Dhabi
Robotic Droid Servants
Robotic Droid Servants
The NAO Robot Toy is Your Personal Electronic Butler
Trailblazing Delivery Drones
Trailblazing Delivery Drones
Drone Company Flirtey Will Test Drone Delivery Systems in New Zealand
Autonomous Delivery Drones
Autonomous Delivery Drones
Google's Project Wing is Developing Drones that Deliver Packages
Robotic Hotel Butlers
Robotic Hotel Butlers
The Botlr is a Robotic Server Designed by Aloft Hotels
Aerial Bartender Drones
Aerial Bartender Drones
The Yura Appliance System is a Personal Robotic Bartender
Gamified Tot Meal Plates
Gamified Tot Meal Plates
The Dinner Winner Plate for Kids Makes Cleaning a Plate Fun
Serrated Concrete Structures
Serrated Concrete Structures
The Siemens Middle East Headquarters Feature a Sharp Facade
play_circle_filled Cocktail-Concocting Robots
Cocktail-Concocting Robots
The Barobot Mixology Robot Makes Your Drinks for You
Gamified Character Burgers
Gamified Character Burgers
This Video Game-Themed Bacon Burger is Shaped Like a Koopa Troopa
Serving Robot Restaurants
Serving Robot Restaurants
The Robot Restaurant in China is Almost Entirely Run by Mechanical Men
Desert Oasis Parks
Desert Oasis Parks
This Public Park Design is Innovative and an Architectural Masterpiece
Desert-Resembling Canopies
Desert-Resembling Canopies
Thomas Heatherwick Creates the Al Fayah Park in Abu Dhabi
Social Media Gift Cards
Social Media Gift Cards
'You Got a Gift' Sends eGift Cards by Email, SMS and Facebook
Sky-Piercing Luxury Suites
Sky-Piercing Luxury Suites
Stay High in the Sky at the World's Highest Suite in Abu Dhabi
Tear-Shaped Landscaping
Tear-Shaped Landscaping
The Abu Dhabi Plaza by Martha Schwartz Partners Exudes Modernity
Racecar-Themed Amusement Parks
Racecar-Themed Amusement Parks
'Ferrari Land' Will be the World's Second Ferrari-Themed Park
Cardboard Cylinder Art Pavilions
Cardboard Cylinder Art Pavilions
Shigeru Ban Designs Art Canopy Made From Recycled Cardboard