I’ll predict the tends right here without even reading the article.
More corners will be cut with quality of service/ingredients to maximize profit, which will make food/restaurants less desirable.
This has been the ‘trend’ during the past 3-4 years, and I hardly ever go out to eat at a ‘corporate’ restaurant anymore.(they seem to be to worst for it)
We even went to a Ruth’s Chris for our anniversary last month, and it was far less that perfect. That’s VERY unusual for them!
And to be able to provide you this thoughtful service, of course they have to raise prices as well.