Christmas dinner with all the trimmings for £2, claims supplier

By Nicholas Robinson

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Dinner is served: Christmas dinner for £2
Dinner is served: Christmas dinner for £2

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A Christmas dinner with all the trimmings can be served at a cost of just £2, according to BB Foodservice.

The basic dinner, which costs £2 per plate to make, includes 200g of turkey, 250g of potatoes, 75g of carrots and other vegetables and sides.

However, there is also an option for a dinner with more substance costing £5 per plate to make, which includes “all the extras”, welcome drinks and table dressings.

The busiest in foodservice

Sales director at BB Foodservice Tony Holmes said: “The festive period is arguably the busiest in foodservice. Operators with the right Christmas offer can take advantage of the increased custom and really reap the benefits.

“From table setting and welcome drinks, to dinner with all the trimmings, we’re ensuring our customers’ costs stay low, without having to compromise on the Christmas experience customers expect.

“With like-for-like sales in Christmas dining on the decline, great margin is going to be key this year.”

Holmes continued: “However, with pubs seeing sales head the other way, there’s a clear opportunity in a well-rounded drinks offer, and our extensive range of beers, wines and spirits is one of the best in the industry.

“From Baileys' new strawberry flavour, to Gordon’s Pink Gin, it’s important to be well stocked and keep customers, and Christmas parties, coming back to the bar.”

Beef as the top meat choice

Meanwhile, new research from YouGov revealed beef as the top meat choice​ for Brits on their Sunday roast.

Beef trumped chicken, lamb, pork or a vegetarian option in the poll.

When it came to sides, however, the number one must have on a Sunday dinner plate was roast potatoes, followed by gravy and Yorkshire puddings, the YouGov survey showed.

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