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One in five diners consider alcohol in deciding where to eat

Alcoholic drink options are becoming increasingly important in diners choice of restaurants, according to new research by William Grant & Sons. 

Blurred lines: casual dining is fuelling alcohol consumption in restaurants

Cornish pub serves up community allotments

18-Jul-2017 - High-end restaurants often boast of serving produce grown in their own kitchen garden but now a Cornish pub is going one better. 

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Why frozen fish could be the new 'fresh'

19-Jun-2017 - Working with frozen fish and seafood could help pub chefs meet growing consumer demand for a greater variety of fish dishes, be more creative and cut wastage, they just need...

A breath of fresh air: how the smoking ban has changed the pub trade

19-Jun-2017 - The smoking ban became a fact in England on 1 July 2007 with an unprecedented impact for pubs. But how has the trade changed in the past 10 years since...

The future of food in the on-trade revealed

14-Jun-2017 - Meat-free options, inspiration from food festivals and experience-led occasions are the future of food, according to creative think-tank The Innovation Group.

Open all hours: how to capitalise on the demand for breakfast

09-Jun-2017 - Brexit may have dented consumer confidence in the UK, but eating out is still booming, and with breakfast becoming an increasingly important part of the mix, more and more pubs...

Brewers team up with F&B producers for Manchester Beer Week

07-Jun-2017 - Six of Manchester’s independent food and beverage producers are to join local breweries to create a series of drinks for this year’s Manchester Beer Week.

The history of breakfast

31-May-2017 - Breakfast hasn’t always been the British institution it is now. The Morning Advertiser takes a look at the evolution of breakfast since the 1300s and how the ‘full English’ has managed to...

Pub brunch and breakfast trends revealed

31-May-2017 - Eggs, Millennials and food-to-go are the latest trends operators need to look out for in their brunch and breakfast offer, according to foodservice bakery company Kara.

Optimising menus is key to combat rising food costs

24-May-2017 - Customer analytics can help pubs make more money in an environment of rising food costs, according to private equity firm Livingbridge.

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. 

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