Brits eating more meals alone

Consumer trends

British diners choosing to eat more meals alone

By Daniel Woolfson

British diners are increasingly choosing to eat alone, with more than a third going a whole week without eating a meal in the company of anyone else, new research reports.

Neurogastronomy is about more than how the food looks on the plate

Double pub food sales with neurogastronomy?

By Nicholas Robinson

Encouraging diners to use more senses than just the taste buds could boost your profits. Nicholas Robinson explains how neurogastronomy can be used to enhance every diner’s experience

Punch Taverns pubs will be sold, not closed

Punch Taverns

Punch sell-off: closure fears eased

By Oli Gross

Punch Taverns has confirmed plans to sell 400 pubs in the next few years as part of a long-standing business plan, but has allayed fears of closures which were mistakenly reported in the national press.

Easter is now close to joining Christmas as a benchmark period in operators’ diaries, the research shows

Strong Easter rescues disappointing March for eating out sector

By James Wallin, M&C Report

Easter weekend like-for-like sales across the eating and drinking out sector were up 5.1% year-on-year, according to the latest Coffer Peach Business Tracker, but followed the first monthly drop in like-for-like sales for two year.

Edible insects: can they crack the market or are we too squeamish to chow down on creepy crawlies?

Trend Watch

Trend watch: buggin' out?

By Daniel Woolfson

Imagine sitting down to eat in a restaurant and being served a plate of locusts...

Half of consumers will consider eating out in the future on Christmas day

Pubs prove popular for Christmas Day meals

By Mark Wingett, M&C Report

One in six adults in the UK ate out on Christmas Day this year, equating to eight million meals with a third of consumers choosing to eat in a pub.