Dining trends

Dining trends

We have rounded up insight on the hottest food and beverage trends hitting pubs, restaurants and hotels, as well as the latest analysis of the eating out market. 

It's tipped to be the next big thing in the UK, but can Korean food really break into the mainstream?

Korean food: is it ready to go mainstream?

By Joe Lutrario

Commentators have been talking about the ascension of Korean food for years, but is one of Asia’s greatest cuisines really poised to go mainstream?

A bit on the side: restaurants maximise revenue with innovative add-ons

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A bit on the side: restaurants maximise revenue with innovative add-ons

By Carina Perkins

Soaring costs, changing consumer demands and the rise of the big brands mean independent eateries can’t afford to rest on their laurels. BigHospitality looks at some innovative ways that restaurants are extending their offer to maximise returns and keep...

The number of diners ordering vegetarian or nut-free dishes has fallen in 2014

Dining trends 2014: more intolerances, fewer vegetarians

By Lauren Houghton

The number of diners reporting lactose or gluten intolerance has risen in 2014, while the number of diners ordering vegetarian or nut-free dishes has fallen, according to data collected by food pre-ordering service TellTheChef.

The coffee shop sector is expected to reach £16.5bn in turnover by 2020

Bright future for coffee shops

By Melodie Michel

The coffee shop sector is expected to reach £16.5bn in turnover and 27,000 outlets by 2020, according to a report by World Coffee Portal.

Pizza Hut is trialling a menu that uses retina recognition to determine what customers want

Pizza Hut trials ‘subconscious menu’

By Melodie Michel

Pizza Hut is trialling a ‘subconscious menu’ app that creates a customer’s perfect pizza based on the ingredients they spend the most time looking at, though the brand has “no firm plans” to roll the concept out yet.

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