Are the next generation of foodies already here? New research from OpenTable’s Australian team has revealed over a third (39%) of parents consider their children to be ‘foodies’, and nearly one in three parents (30%) admit their children favour fine dining over fast food.
Likely inspired by the increasing diversity of cuisine choices and the booming Australian dining scene, it would seem that today’s youngsters have a palate that’s just as adventurous as their parents.
“Every day we see more and more parents and their kids coming into our establishments for a family meal, many of whom are ordering dishes for their little ones from the adult menus. It’s fascinating to see mature palates from such a young age; across the board, our young diners are open to new delicacies and are becoming connoisseurs in their own right” – John Fink, Creative Director at FINK Group