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Optimising menus is key to combat rising food costs

Customer analytics can help pubs make more money in an environment of rising food costs, according to private equity firm Livingbridge.

Food trends: more than a third of business leaders predicted 'free-from' food will thrive this year

Premiumisation of Mitchells & Butlers sites results in sales boost

17-May-2017 - Mitchells & Butlers has credited an "innovative agenda" including vegan meals, low-calorie Prosecco and its Miller & Carter steakhouse format for the rise in food and drink sales across the...

Cooking with Red Stripe: pub to launch Caribbean menu

11-May-2017 - A soon-to-open London pub is to debut chicken wings cured in Red Stripe lager as one of the choices on its Caribbean-themed menu.

Fuller's pub and Italian restaurant 'menu swap'

11-May-2017 - A London pub is ‘swapping menus’ with a neighbouring Italian restaurant to offer customers more choice. 

Slug & Lettuce targets vegetarians and sharers with new menu

09-May-2017 - Stonegate-operated pub chain Slug & Lettuce is expanding its vegetarian and sharing plates offer.

Beef overtakes chicken on pub menus

05-May-2017 - Beef is now the most popular protein for pub diners, the MCA Menu & Food Trends Report 2017 has shown.

Beefeater launches new menu with dishes as cheap as £5

04-May-2017 - Whitbread steak pub arm Beefeater has unveiled a new Daytime Saver menu with dishes available for £5.

Coeliacs shun pub food in favour of restaurants

04-May-2017 - Coeliacs are shunning pubs in favour of restaurants, The Morning Advertiser (MA) has learned.

Ale house launches 'first' crackling menu

04-May-2017 - A London alehouse has debuted what it claims is the UK’s first ‘crackling menu’ aimed at complementing the venue’s craft-ale offering.

Slow food tops 2017's culinary trends

02-May-2017 - Reducing food waste and slow-cooked food are the two main trends operators must keep an eye out for this year, according to research from Mintel.

Food Hygiene Ratings now more important to consumers

25-Apr-2017 - Cleanliness and hygiene are major influences on where consumers choose to eat out, according to a report from the Food Standards Agency (FSA).

Fall in consumer demand for out-of-home breakfasts

21-Apr-2017 - The number of consumers choosing to eat breakfast outside the home on a daily basis has dropped by 11% since 2015, according to purchasing company Beacon.  

Keeping it simple is key to good desserts

03-Apr-2017 - Whether you’re a baking whizz or a beginner, desserts in pubs are an important course for punters and shouldn’t be forgotten. On all accounts, though, keeping it simple is the...

Mounting costs pose real threat to on-trade growth

23-Feb-2017 - Increasing food and drink prices, as well as business rates revaluations, pose immediate threats to on-trade growth this year, new research shows.

Pub restaurants increased prices for festive menus

30-Jan-2017 - Pub restaurants offered a wider range of Christmas meal options for consumers and increased prices for the 2016 festive season, new research from The Morning Advertiser’s sister title MCA has revealed....

Salmon prices could double as parasitic sea lice ravage global supply

16-Jan-2017 - Salmon prices are expected to reach new highs thanks to bloodsucking parasites affecting fish stocks. 

Food forecast

From Brexit to breakfast: what does 2017 hold for pub food?

03-Jan-2017 - Is it all doom and gloom for food in the pub sector, or is there a light at the end of the tunnel? 


Mintel: top six global food trends for 2017

14-Nov-2016 - “A year of extremes” is on the cards when it comes to food trends over the next year, claim leading market intelligence specialists.

Free-from food

Extra '£5k profit' in pubs from vegan food

26-Oct-2016 - A meat and dairy alternative company that is growing in popularity in UK pubs has launched a ‘joint of lamb’ and ‘chorizo sausages’ specially for eateries, following an uptick in...


Food sales at ten year high, reports ALMR

22-Sep-2016 - Food sales among multiple operators of licensed premises are at a 10-year high, according to a comprehensive annual survey by the Association of Licensed Multiple Retailers (ALMR).


Snacks, sides and nibbles key focus for pub menus

15-Sep-2016 - UK operators are boosting customers’ average spend by increasing starter and dessert prices as well as focusing on side dishes and snacks, new research claims. 

Food trends

More than just a gourmet burger? The proliferation of 'premium'...

22-Aug-2016 - Trends have ruled the hospitality industry’s decade with an iron fist. “Serve more quinoa” and “fish and chips” was so last year, the commentators scribbled. 

Trade figures' advice on food and drink pairings

27-Jun-2016 - “We need to educate people to let them know that it is OK to drink beer and cider with your food” said drinks educator and beer sommelier Jane Peyton at...


Pub Market Report: Optimism for on-trade growth

23-Jun-2016 - The majority of licensees expect their turnover to increase during the next 12 months hinting at growing optimism among operators.


How menu hacking can help your pub

08-Jun-2016 - Menu hacking, a trend acquired from the US and Australia, is catching on in the UK. But why? Andrew Don reports