2022 was another year full of delicious outings, new experiences, and memorable. As we look forward to 2023, we recap the past year while gearing up for the new year ahead.

2022 Recap

2022 has brought us a great year of cooking with fresh, local ingredients, trying new things, and making something new out of something traditional. From wholesome home cooking to different dishes you’d never think of trying, we’ve tried our hardest to bring something new to our humble corner of the Lehigh Valley. One of our favorite blogs this year explored the history of restaurants and how individuals have been going out to eat since Roman times and beyond, with establishments serving a la carte dishes and even fast food restaurants! In 2022, we were happy to continue our carry-out programs, a symptom of the pandemic years gone by that have helped us give our customers more options and let you dine your way. In the next year, we hope to bring you the same quality food and service you’ve always expected of us with maybe a few special surprises along the way!

Recap

2023 Trends

2023 trends will bring us many trends in the restaurant industry, including Restaurant occasions are also likely to remain popular as rising grocery prices are outpacing dining costs, increasing 13% year-over-year in October compared to 8.5%.I n order to capitalize on this price discrepancy, operators will need to balance their own cost increases through streamlined menu offerings, another top trend for 2023, made with cheap, practical ingredients. Menu items should also aim to engage consumers’ emphasis on sustainable and zero-waste foods. Sustainability has been a central trend the last few years as environmental concerns begin to affect daily lives, and have become a priority beyond issue-focused customers. 

Thank you to all of our clients who supported us through 2022. From the Whitehall Diner team, we’re fortunate for your business and excited for what the new year will bring for us. From new kitchen staples and new culinary discoveries to great service that redefine experiences and special moments in your life, we’ll be with you every step of the way.