Trends & Reports

Trends & Reports

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

The Lowdown: Rutland's last stand against fast food restaurant giant McDonald's

The Lowdown: Rutland's last stand

By James McAllister

McDonald’s hopes to open a restaurant in Rutland, which would make it the last county in England to be conquered by the Golden Arches. However, local resistance could derail the chain’s plans.

The Lowdown: the Tóu Dog by katsu sando pioneers Tóu by TĀTĀ Eatery

The Lowdown: the Tóu Dog

By James McAllister

Tóu by TĀTĀ Eatery, one of the London’s katsu sando pioneers, has launched its own gourmet hotdog; could this be the start of another foodie phenomenon?

The Lowdown BrewDog's Boris beer

The Lowdown: BrewDog's Boris beer

By James McAllister

BrewDog has decided to protest the actions of Prime Minster Boris Johnson with the launch of a new beer named Hello My Name Is (Unelected) Boris.

The Lowdown: Labour's lobster law

The Lowdown: Labour's lobster law

By James McAllister

Labour has revealed plans to ban boiling lobsters alive if they get into power, as part of its new animal welfare manifesto.

The hearth of least resistance; what to consider when choosing a pizza oven

The hearth of least resistance

By Restaurant magazine

What to consider when choosing a pizza oven, including extraction, capacity and fuel types.

Great British Bake Off judge and restaurateur Prue Leith to advise on hospital food review announced by government

Prue Leith to advise on hospital food review

By James McAllister

Great British Bake Off judge and restaurateur Prue Leith is to advise on a review announced by the government today (23 August) into hospital food.

The Lowdown National Burger Day

The Lowdown: National Burger Day

By James McAllister

Today (22 August) is National Burger Day, and a number of the UK’s patty professionals are looking to mark the day in their own special ways.

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