Picture this: by 2030 Australians spend 10 times more on home-delivered food than they do now. Many order at least one meal online daily and some eat every meal this way.
Fewer families plan meals in advance, buy ingredients, cook dishes and eat together. Instead, they fight over which takeaway to have and pass the smartphone App around to order. Thirty minutes later, restaurant-cooked meals are delivered to their door.
Restaurants change their business model. Virtual restaurants (with no shopfront) emerge and old suburban factories are converted into industrial kitchens. Streets are full of busy couriers carting food, drink and other items in the on-demand economy.