Restaurant Trends

Restaurant trends

In this section you’ll find all the latest news and data on the UK restaurant market, including dining trends, food and beverage trends, eating-out spend, and restaurant marketing and technology trends.

Dub Jam is a fast-casual jerk BBQ rum shack concept launched by Adventure Bars

Dub Jam eyes London-wide expansion

By Ruth Williams

Dub Jam, the Caribbean bar and restaurant concept, has launched a fundraising round via crowdfunding platform Crowdcube to expand to another eight London venues over the next three years.

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...

Porky's outlines 2015 expansion plans

Porky's outlines 2015 expansion plans

By Ruth Williams

Porky’s, the Memphis BBQ restaurant, is rolling out four sites this year as part of its plan to reach 10 over the next two years, according to BigHospitality's sister publication M&C Report.

H.en in Brighton is an example of the utilitarian, functional interiors that are set to remain big in 2015

Hospitality design trends for 2015

By Carina Perkins

Are you seeking out a new look for the New Year? Or opening a new venue? BigHospitality spoke to some of the UK’s hottest interior designers to get their top tips on the big trends set to hit hospitality in 2015.

Cocktails sales are set to soar in 2015 as consumers look for something special on their big night out

Top cocktail trends for 2015

By Carina Perkins

The UK has seen an unprecedented cocktail boom over recent years, and the category is set to outpace the drinks market in 2015. With this in mind, BigHospitality has compiled a list of the hottest cocktail trends for the year ahead.

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.