Vegetarian burgers the most popular veggie item on pub menus

By Peter Ruddick

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Vegetarian burgers are now the most popular veggie choice on a pub's menu
Vegetarian burgers are now the most popular veggie choice on a pub's menu
Vegetarian pub goers are more likely to choose a vegetarian burger from a venue's menu than any other meat-free option, according to a new report by on trade consultancy firm CGA Strategy. 

Veggie burgers now appear on more menus than any other vegetarian dish - 64 per cent of high street cafés and bars list a vegetarian burger.

The report, based on sales data from 5,000 managed pubs, shows they are also one of the most expensive vegetarian menu items. At £7.44, the average price of a veggie burger is more than the average cost of a veggie curry (£5.88) or lasagne (£6.83). 

"There is no doubt that the public are more health conscious than ever and we believe that credible vegetarian menu items will continue to see growth," said Scott Elliott from CGA Strategy.

"That said, the on trade visit is increasingly viewed as a treat event and average quality, uninspired food, whether vegetarian or not, is just not going to cut the mustard. More than most, vegetarian offers need to tick all the boxes in this demanding climate…healthy, interestingly conceived and crucially, delicious," he added.

The report was published in the same week that Hawksmoor revealed it was creating a new separate entrance for the bar at its Spitalfields restaurant. The bar is also getting a new bespoke menu complete with an 'almost vegan' Chana masala burger.

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2 comments

rice burgers

Posted by Pankaj Kothari,

Rice Burgers are the same as IDLI , an Indian Rice flour Steamed Dumpling which is extremely popular in South India;
In Fact , our company is the UK appointed importer of FROZEN rice Burgers manufactured by McCains India ; These take 3 - 4 mins to prepare from Frozen ; Superb taste and innovate with your fillings !
Raw Restaurants Group

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Vegan appeals to even more people

Posted by Eric Ceilio,

Love this article - as a long time veggie and now vegan I'm always glad to see a veggie burger on the menu. But why not source vegan burgers - then veggies, vegans and all other health conscious people can choose this option.

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