Food trends

The Morning Advertiser's Lock In Podcast episode 75

Lock In Podcast

Pie Hard (with a vengeance)

By Ed Bedington

To pie, or not to pie, that is the question asked in this episode of the Lock In podcast, as the team lift the (pastry) lid on what makes the perfect pub pie!

The Morning Advertiser's Lock In Podcast episode 72

The Lock In Podcast

What is a gastropub?

By Ed Bedington

In a special recording of the Lock In podcast, live at the Estrella Damm Top 50 Gastropubs event recently, the team took to the air in an attempt to define what actually makes a gastropub?

What are the key trends for UK pubs 2024?

What’s in store for 2024?

By Amelie Maurice-Jones

Here at The Morning Advertiser, we’ve rounded up some of the key predictions for food, drink and entertainment at pubs in 2024.

The Morning Advertiser Lock In Podcast episode 67

Why are pubs hooked on fish and chips?

By Ed Bedington

Fish and chips are a staple of the pub menu, but why is that? The Lock In team cast their net to find out where the tradition comes from and why it's such a popular menu item.

Seasonal meetings: a change of menu to suit the colder months could attract more customers (credit: Getty/SolStock)

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FEATURE: Food trends for winter

By Emma Eversham

Shorts and T-shirts have finally been replaced by sweaters and sou’westers as the UK’s weather resumes its usual service following an unseasonably warm and dry September and October.

New flavours: consumers want adventure, playfulness, comfort and value from the eating out market in 2024  (Credit: Getty/	SolStock)

5 key food and drink trends for 2024

By Rebecca Weller

Consumers will be looking for adventurous flavours, healthy and hearty recipes and playful experiences from the on-trade in 2024, according to Bidfood’s 2024 Food & Drink Trends report.

Reducing out of home spend: eating and drinking out in the on-trade sees year-on-year decline (Credit: Getty/sturti)

On-trade visits in decline but average spend up

By Rebecca Weller

Eating and drinking out occasions in the on-trade saw year-on-year decline in the four weeks to 19 March 2023, the latest data from Lumina Intelligence has revealed.

The Morning Advertiser Lock In Podcast 55

Making the most of your roast!

By Ed Bedington

A great roast dinner is the cornerstone of many pub operations, and a cultural touchstone for many - but why is that? And what we are getting right or wrong when it comes to the classic dish. The Lock In team take a deep dive into the world of roasts,...

New dishes: Burgers most popular and most common addition to pub menus in Q4 2022 (Credit: Getty/Henrik Sorensen)

Burgers most popular new main dish on pub menus

By Rebecca Weller

Main course dishes accounted for the largest proportion of new items introduced onto pub and bar menus in Q4 of 2022, the latest Menu Tracker Tool from Lumina Intelligence has revealed.

Food trends: Sustainability, cost-efficiency and social media are key to your winter menu

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FEATURE: What’s on the menu for food trends?

By Amelie Maurice-Jones

Christmas is round the corner. But with a cost-of-living crisis squeezing budgets, there’s little room for festive cheer with 40% of consumers dining out less frequently than usual. Operators can make sure their pub is the place to celebrate this winter...

Adaptation advantage: the versatility of pizza means the dish can be easily innovated (image: Getty/	Maren Caruso)

2023 food and drink trends revealed

By Nikkie Thatcher

A nod to the past, ongoing consideration of sustainability and overseas inspiration are just three of the food and drinks trends operators should consider, research has found.

Day part eating up: pubs have captured 13.9% of the eating-out market in the most recent 12-week period (credit: Getty/Henrik Sorensen)

Increase in spend and numbers eating dinner at pubs

By Gary Lloyd

The number of people eating dinner at pubs has risen and their average spend during this day part has increased by 10%, according to data from Lumina Intelligence’s Eating & Drinking Out Panel.

Trend setters: Nick Hack and Tina King of the Cadeleigh Arms, Devon, and the Shires in Lincolnshire

Food trends feature

FEATURE: What’s hot in food trends?

By Gary Lloyd

Most of us would like to see the end of the colder months as we, hopefully, usher in the post-peak-Covid world.

Say cheese: Burgers are bought in almost a quarter of pub outings (Getty/ coldsnowstorm)

23% of pub trips involve burgers

By Amelie Maurice-Jones

Almost a quarter (23.15%) of times people ate out at pubs from November 2020 to January 2022 included burgers, data from Lumina Intelligence Eating and Drinking Out Panel has revealed.

Lucrative profits to be made: yield analysis could save your pub up to £10,000

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Are your products generating high profit levels to the till?

By Venners, expert food and beverage stocktakers and compliance auditors

A recent report looking at the often undervalued and neglected topic of product yield within the pub sector has been launched by Venners, the expert food and beverage stocktakers and compliance auditors to the hospitality industry.

Price rise: Food and drink inflation is expect to continue (image: Getty/Henrik Sorensen)

Food and drink prices set to rise further

By Michelle Perrett

Chronic labour shortages, insufficient manufactured stocks and post-Brexit challenges on imports are combining to create disruption and inflation across the foodservice sector, the latest CGA Prestige Foodservice Price Index has revealed.

What are people spending in pubs?

Consumer spending in pubs up for August

By Michelle Perrett

Consumer spending on pubs, bars and clubs rose by 43.4% in August compared to 2019, the highest growth recorded for over 17 months.

Future issues: Lynx Purchasing has been warning of potential problems

opinion

'Plan for the supply chain challenge'

By Michelle Perrett

Rachel Dobson, managing director of buying specialist Lynx Purchasing, offers practical advice to licensees on how to deal with the food supply challenges.

Industry issues: staff shortages have been felt by hospitality leaders

Recruitment challenges exacerbated by Brexit

By Michelle Perrett

Pre-existing recruitment challenges - particularly in the hospitality market - have been worsened by Brexit, new research from the Lumina Intelligence Top of Mind Business Leaders Survey has revealed.

Menu choices: popular dinner items have therefore also increased in share, including burgers and pizza (image: Getty/ DGLimages)

Pubs account for 15% of eating out occasions

By Michelle Perrett

Pubs are continuing to gain market share accounting for 15% of total eating out occasions across the four weeks to week ending 11 July 2021 (v four weeks w/e 13 June 2021).

The Morning Advertiser Lock In podcast episode 26

The Lock In Podcast

The Lock In Podcast: Food Glorious Food!

By Ed Bedington

With indoor reopening now well underway, the Lock In team tackle the subject of pub grub, how the crisis has impacted on offers, the challenges around growing your own chefs, calorie labelling on menus and we ask how sustainable is your pub food offer?...

Why restaurants?: 'It is just lovely when you can make people smile with good service, a nice glass of wine and a lovely meal. Put these three elements together and you offer people a little bit of heaven'

How I got here: Margriet Vandezande-Crump

By James McAllister, Big Hospitality

The Belgian co-owner of the Greyhound in Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire, which was recently named ‘One to Watch’ at the Estrella Damm Top 50 Gastropubs, spoke to Big Hospitality to reflect on her career to date.

The Morning Advertiser Lock In podcast episode 7

The Lock In Podcast

The Lock In Podcast: Food glorious food!

By Ed Bedington

With food the focus under the new government restrictions for pubs, the Lock In podcast team talk about how you can create a food offer during the crisis, what makes good, and bad, pub food, the practicalities of a food offer and debate what substantial...

'Holy grail': 'It’s the unique flavour and total Britishness of the pork scratching that make them a ‘must’ to accompany our great beers. Asking pubs not to stock them is like not selling beer in pints, totally unthinkable'

In association with Tayto Group

Pork scratchings: the ‘holy grail’ of pub snacks?

By MA Editorial

While demanding consumers can sometimes leave operators taking a ham-fisted approach to bar snacks, the meat of the matter is that traditional nibbles are still leaving drinkers as happy as a pig in the proverbial.

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