Trends & Reports

Analysis of all the latest consumer trends and industry reports to help you operate your business more effectively.

McDonalds UK hasn’t ruled out serving all-day breakfast or alcohol

12-Feb-2016 - McDonalds has said that it hasn’t ruled out eventually serving all-day breakfast or alcohol in to the UK, according to M&C Allegra Foodservice.

Are TV cooking shows contributing to the chef shortage?

12-Feb-2016 - Restaurant-related films and TV are more popular than ever, but are they contributing to the growing chef shortage?

British and Italian restaurants lead the way on Valentine’s bookings

11-Feb-2016 - British and Italian restaurants have seen more than double the amount of Valentine’s Day bookings than their nearest competitors, research by Bookatable has found.

SiteMinder reveals highest revenue-generating hotel booking platforms

10-Feb-2016 - has topped a list of booking platforms generating the highest revenue for UK hotels last year. 

Not finding enough skilled staff biggest threat for restaurant operators

09-Feb-2016 - Not being able to find enough skilled staff has been cited as the biggest threat to the restaurant sector for the year ahead, according to a poll of restaurant owners. ...

Report: Pan-Asian restaurants driving oriental food growth

08-Feb-2016 - The increase in the number of pan-Asian restaurants is driving the growth of oriental food in the UK, according to report.

The top 5 stories in hospitality this week 01/02 - 05/02

05-Feb-2016 - What were some of the top stories in hospitality this week? Here's our pick.

Make recruitment process more ‘youth friendly’ hospitality urged

04-Feb-2016 - Businesses in the hospitality sector are being advised to make their recruitment process more ‘youth friendly’ to help safeguard the industry’s future workforce after a survey of 18-24-year-olds found they...

62% of people think high street restaurant food is ‘basic’

04-Feb-2016 - A survey of 2,000 UK diners has found that 62 per cent think that the food offer in high street restaurant chains is ‘far too basic’.

UK tourism jobs growing faster than other sectors

03-Feb-2016 - Jobs in the UK’s tourism industry have grown by 12 per cent over five years to 2014, more than double the growth witnessed across other sectors of the economy.

Brits abroad: Restaurant groups eye US expansion

03-Feb-2016 - The US could experience an influx of British operators on its shores in the next few years with a number of restaurant groups looking at opportunities across The Pond....

How to choose the right toiletries for your hotel

02-Feb-2016 - They may only be a small component within the full guest experience, but as many hotel companies are realising, the choice of amenities put in a hotel’s bathroom can say...

The top five stories in hospitality 25/01/16 - 29/01/16

29-Jan-2016 - This weeks top 5 round-up includes news on a new service starting at McDonald's and a sneak-peak video of a new pub from Michelin-starred brothers.

TripAdvisor app to be pre-loaded on Windows 10 devices

28-Jan-2016 - TripAdvisor has launched a new app for Windows 10 allowing users to easily book hotels and restaurants using their smartphone.

Vegetarians avoid Gourmet Burger Kitchen over 'offensive' adverts

27-Jan-2016 - A series of ‘offensive’ Gourmet Burger Kitchen (GBK) adverts criticised by vegetarians and vegans could lead to a drop in customer numbers at the chain, a new study has found.

Diners becoming increasingly adventurous

27-Jan-2016 - Consumers are becoming increasingly adventurous with their eating and drinking out choice with the trend being driven by millennials, the Greene King Leisure Spend Tracker has shown.

UK celebrates record breaking Chinese tourism figures

27-Jan-2016 - The number of Chinese tourists visiting the UK increased by almost 40 per cent in the first nine months of 2015, smashing previous visitor records.

McDonalds to launch table service and gourmet burgers at 400 UK restaurants

26-Jan-2016 - McDonalds has announced plans to roll-out table service and its cooked-to-order burger range across hundreds of UK restaurants in a bid to challenge its high-end rivals.

Independent restaurants seen as 'most welcoming'

25-Jan-2016 - Front-of-house staff at independent restaurants are better at making diners feel welcome than their counterparts at chain restaurants and gastro pubs according to research by HospitalityGEM.

Restaurant chain Pho gains Gluten Free accreditation

25-Jan-2016 - Pho has become the latest restaurant group to receive Gluten Free (GF) accreditation from Coeliac UK. 

The top five stories in hospitality this week: 18/01/16 - 22/01/16

22-Jan-2016 - It's that time of the week again where BigHospitality rounds up this week's biggest stories, what have you been reading?

#FoodPorn: How restaurants can cash in on the Instagram marketing revolution

22-Jan-2016 - Over 78m images have been tagged with #FoodPorn on Instagram, with a further 173m posts tagged #Food. With interest in this area so high, what can restaurants do to cash...

London hotels benefit from Rugby World Cup effect

21-Jan-2016 - London hotels reportedly ended 2015 on an unexpected high with the Rugby World Cup effect being credited with the boost in trade.

Competition for restaurant sites to heat up in 2016

20-Jan-2016 - The disparity between the supply of and demand for restaurant sites will remain in 2016 and will stretch to more parts of the UK as the market continues to swell...

#OMGB: VisitBritain campaign to attract more international tourists

18-Jan-2016 - #OMGB is a new VisitBritain campaign that encourages visitors to the UK to share some of their ‘amazing moments’ on social media to encourage others from abroad to visit Britain.