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How to make street food work for your pub

By Nikkie Thatcher

- Last updated on GMT

Street life: set out your stall correctly and your business could be making money through food inspired by the streets
Street life: set out your stall correctly and your business could be making money through food inspired by the streets
As the stigma of unsafe street food is replaced with the notion of amazing flavours and unexplored eating possibilities, operators can look into how to make the most of what is on offer.

The UK street food market is now worth more than £1.2bn, according to eating and drinking-out experts at MCA​.

Meanwhile, Boris Johnson and Jeremy Hunt are vying to take the reins of the Conservative Party and The Morning Advertiser ​looks at what this means for the on-trade.

In a nutshell, Hunt has never been absent on a vote relating to pub leases and in February 2016, voted in favour of establishing the office of the pubs code adjudicator.

However, in three previous parliamentary votes, he stood against requiring pubcos to offer tenants and leaseholders the market-rent-only (MRO) option, against a statutory code of practice for large pub companies offering free-of-tie options.

When it comes to Johnson, shortly after being appointed foreign secretary in 2016, the former Mayor of London and Brexit frontman was voted the politician most trusted to run a pub, with almost one fifth (22%) of those surveyed by YouGov on behalf of the Campaign of Real Ale (CAMRA)c claiming they would trust him with their business.

Most of Johnson’s recent engagement with the on-trade occurred while he was London Mayor between May 2008 and May 2016.

He has never been required to vote on demanding pubcos to offer rent-only leases in parliament, for example, and has generally voted for higher taxes on alcoholic drinks while pledging to review ‘sin taxes’ such as sugar if he becomes PM.

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Televised sport:

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Spiced rum:

This rum variety has gained traction in recent years and we take a look at why this is alongside how it compares to other styles.

Street food:

The opportunities offered by great-quality street food are endless and they could be the perfect match for your pub.

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