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.
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!
IKEA is talking about launching a restaurant chain. I wonder if it’ll be where, you buy the food and have to put it together yourself?
— Dj Dennis Anderson (@djdennisa) April 20, 2017
— RJM Licensing (@robjmejia) April 20, 2017
IKEA is considering opening standalone restaurants. I would 100% frequent an IKEA restaurant just for Swedish meatballs, gravy and chippies.
— Benjamin Carroll (@lacienegasmile) April 20, 2017
Will go IKEA restaurant all the time…
— Min-Jung Kim (@minjunge) April 20, 2017