Research commissioned by Vegetarian Express reported that 54% of people believe there are not enough vegetarian options on Christmas menus.
Will Matier, managing director at Vegetarian Express, said: “Christmas is a vitally important period for caterers, generating more revenue than at any other time of year.
“Plus, with gross profit margins typically greater on vegetarian dishes than on meat options, giving a little more thought to vegetarian menus will make for an even more profitable Christmas.”
Roughly two thirds of respondents said two or three extra vegetarian options would give a better choice, but 27% said that was still not enough and that four or more options should be added.
18-34 year olds were the most vocal about the need for more vegetarian options, with 34% saying there should be four or more meat-free dishes available.
Matier added: “With Christmas being a time to indulge, caterers should really be offering a greater choice of vegetarian options to attract more diners, especially in light of the increasing demand from one of the largest spending demographics.”