Is shopping at IKEA just an excuse for you to hit up its amazing restaurant? Well you just might get a chance to enjoy your Swedish meatballs without enduring the furniture giant's maze-like store. In recent years, IKEA has been making efforts to step up their food game with enhancements to the restaurant design and menu. Now, they are considering next steps with possible stand-alone restaurants.
After the brand tested out multiple pop-up restaurants in the past two years, the team is looking ahead. "The mere fact that we don’t need so many square feet to do a café or a restaurant makes it interesting by itself," said IKEA Food's managing director Michael La Cour to Fast Company. "I firmly believe there is potential. I hope in a few years our customers will be saying, 'Ikea is a great place to eat—and, by the way, they also sell some furniture.'" With such great food at low prices, we would definitely välkommen those famous cinnamon rolls into our neighborhood.