Meatball Madness: Ikea restaurants could soon be a reality

What if I told you that sometime in the near future an Ikea restaurant, yep – just a restaurant with food (no furniture) would be coming to a suburb near you.

Well, according to the Swedish furniture giant, it could soon be a reality.

In an interview with FastCompany, managing director of Ikea Food Michael La Cour said that they were considering opening up stand-alone Ikea restaurants due to the popularity of their food.


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Mr La Cour revealed to the magazine that 30% of Ikea customers are heading to the popular furniture store not for a new couch or dining table, but just for the affordable food.

In the last few years, Ikea has already been testing pop-up restaurants in London, Paris, and Oslo and they’ve been a success.

Here’s to hoping we’ll soon be able to make meatball Monday part of our weekly routine!


Shanee is a full-time Digital Journalist and Social Media Content Producer. In 2014, Shanee graduated from Griffith University’s Gold Coast Campus with a Bachelor of Communications majoring in Journalism, Public Relations and Marketing. Since joining 1029 Hot Tomato, Shanee has been keeping you up to date with breaking news and everything Gold Coast on myGC. Shanee also writes and photographs for Peony & Page, a personal home, style and travel blog & Instagram alias she founded in 2015.

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