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Lone Fine Dining Restaurants

Eating Alone is the What the Eenmaal Restaurant Encourages

— July 1, 2013 — Lifestyle
There has always been a stigma when it came to eating alone at a restaurant, but that didn't stop the people behind ‘Eenmaal’ from establishing a restaurant created for lone dining.

The Eenmaal is a pop-up restaurant in Amsterdam that only serves people who are dining by themselves; the restaurant’s table is created to only accommodate for one person. According to the initiator designer Marina van Goor, the restaurant was created as a means to break the taboo of being alone.

Eating alone has a negative connotation attached to it. Society has embedded into the mindsets of most people that being alone is an unattractive state of being. The Eenmaal is a fascinating way of distorting the accustomed norms that people have been raised to believe.
Trend Themes
1. Solo Dining - Restaurants are innovating to cater to the growing number of customers who choose to dine alone and enjoy their own company.
2. Taboo-busting Experiences - There is a trend towards creating unique dining experiences that break down societal norms and encourage individuals to enjoy their own company.
3. Pop-up Restaurants - The popularity of pop-up restaurants continues to grow, creating opportunities for unique temporary dining experiences.
Industry Implications
1. Hospitality - Restaurants and hotels can create solo dining experiences and other unique offerings to attract more customers and differentiate themselves from competitors.
2. Event Planning - Pop-up restaurants provide a new and exciting option for event planners seeking to create memorable experiences for their clients.
3. Retail - Retail stores and brands can take advantage of the trend towards unique dining experiences by partnering with pop-up restaurants and hosting events that encourage consumers to spend time in-store.
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