The M&C Allegra ‘Eating Out in the UK Report’ shows that there are 168,430 hotel, pub and restaurant outlets in the UK, valued at £62.4 billion. With so many outlets and food options available, foodservice operators will need to cater to the wants of customers who are becoming more adventurous with their meals.
Over the last few years, operators have seen a shift in customer menu choices. With the surge in superfoods, many customers are buying healthy and filling items that are not only fresh and crunchy, but can also fit around their increasingly busy lifestyles. With a shift from sandwiches to salads, supermarket giant Tesco reported that sales of their leafy salads rocketed by nearly 300% in the last year.
As part of our commitment to providing added value to our customers, we have just uploaded 3 new videos to our collection of Cleanline ‘How To’ videos on YouTube. Cleanline is our exclusive brand range of professional cleaning products designed specifically for operators in the catering and hospitality industry, and includes cleaning products available as ready-to-use, regular concentrate or super concentrates with dosing systems.
For operators looking to provide a stylish and coordinated takeaway food and drink offering, the eye-catching ‘enjoy’ range of quality disposable packaging from Huhtamaki is ideal. The ‘enjoy’ range of products includes paper hot and cold cups, plastic tumblers and paper food containers and can be used to serve a wide range of hot and cold foods and beverages.
Providing a balanced and practical lunch on-the-go that appeals to children, and has the approval of the parent, is no easy task. So leading supplier Colpac has launched a fantastic new range of children’s lunch packaging that helps catering operators to do just that, whilst being environmentally responsible.
Joining our current collection of core-range catalogues, we have just launched a 24-page janitorial e-brochure. Accessed via FlippingBook, this e-brochure is available both online and offline, on desktop or through the app, and features our core-range of janitorial products along with easy guides on how to choose the correct products for your business.
A recent study completed by guest experience management company HospitalityGEM revealed the top 10 guest grievances from diners*. Up at number 4 was unclean tables from a previous occupant.
Unless there are no other tables available, it’s highly unlikely that customers would choose to sit at a table covered in piles of plates, glasses and used napkins, but they could choose a table that looks clear but is actually still dirty.
Meal deals at quick service restaurants in the UK have grown by 22% in the last five years. With more consumers looking for the best deal for lunch, foodservice operators can benefit from offering all elements of a meal for a convenient set price.