Brits are continuing to splurge on meals and drinks out of home, despite a dip in consumer confidence following the Brexit vote, research has claimed. However, recruitment remains a major issue for operators.
The free trade is under threat from a proposed food safety regime that some believe has the potential to inflict huge financial damage unless publicans unite with other small food businesses and fight to get their voice heard.
It is the question that has long divided a nation of food lovers, and the source of many an argument on social media. Is serving food in pubs and restaurants on anything other than a good old-fashioned plate acceptable?