You might've noticed more and more mall food courts are changing, ditching fast food chains for local eateries. And that's not an accident.
Mall owners say they've been steadily increasing the percentage of retail square footage at any given property dedicated to food and beverage, creating new food halls. The push to make these changes is compelling, industry experts have told CNBC. The goal is to drive traffic to the property and keep shoppers lingering longer.. . . more