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RH predicts 2018 restaurant trends

Editors say bespoke butchers, natural wine and self-pay will be popular next year

2017 has been a challenging year, with hurricanes, floods and fires; the uncertainties of Washington politics; and the Amazon-ization of food.

For restaurants, it was a year of grappling with rising labor costs, adjusting to diners who prefer to eat restaurant meals at home, and vegetables — lots of vegetables.

Now it’s time to look forward to what’s ahead. 

Here are RH editors’ predictions for trends that will shape the restaurant industry in 2018.

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