At the crossroads of culinary innovation and evolving consumer preferences, the gastronomy industry finds itself in an unprecedented transformation. In this article, I am pleased to address the growing demand for vegan options, a phenomenon that extends beyond being a passing trend and solidifies itself as an essential element for the future of the sector. According to a report by EMR Expert Reports, the vegan food sector recorded a significant value, surpassing $24.59 billion in 2022. Projections indicate steady growth, with an estimated CAGR of 10.1% between 2023 and 2028. It is anticipated that by 2028, this market will have exceeded $43.8 billion, showcasing sustained momentum in the preference for such food options. Similarly, data from Research and Markets confirms this trend, revealing that the vegan food market reached a value of over $37.93 billion in 2022, projecting robust growth with the expectation of reaching over $71.26 billion by the year 2030. With that said, the growth of vegan cuisine in the gastronomy industry is driven by several factors, including the rise in awareness of healthy diets, growing concerns about sustainability and the environment, as well as the integration of technological advances in food, that have led to the development of plant-based alternatives

The food industry is changing, and with it, the way we eat. Restaurants for people with dietary restrictions are becoming increasingly popular, and not only among those with allergies or intolerances, but also among those seeking healthy and personalized options. But who is behind this trend? And who are the investors who are betting on these specialized restaurants? According to a Forbes article, the people who are investing in restaurants for people with dietary restrictions are, for the most part, entrepreneurs or businessmen who have experienced first-hand the lack of options in the market, and who have seen the opportunity to invest. in this type of restaurant thanks to the growing demand for healthy food, adjusted to the needs of each person. In this sense, many of these entrepreneurs choose to invest in franchises that focus on providing solutions of this type. One of them is B.Good, which has more than 70 locations around the world and specializes in providing food that meets the dietary needs of the population. Another example is Freshii, a restaurant chain that offers customized, vegan and gluten-free menu options. It should be noted that independent restaurants are also experiencing great success concerning this issue. For example, in the United