Consumers are spending more on takeaway services ‒ including Deliveroo and Hello Fresh ‒ and eating out more frequently overall, although average transaction value has fallen across casual dining and pubs, according to a new report.
Former Geronimo Inns managing director Ed Turner, and his wife Buffy, have re-opened The Old Ale & Coffee House pub near Salisbury Cathedral, with plans for more across the UK under the Buff and Bear Saloons brand.
Young’s pub company is planning to roll-out more than 20 Burger Shacks across its pub estate following introduction of the fast casual offering at The Windmill in Clapham and The Bull in Streatham, retail director Patrick Dardis told M&C Report.
PizzaBuzz, the pizzeria concept developed by Meredith Group is set to launch in May this year serving customised pizzas, salads and drinks available to eat-in and take-away from the Alphabeta building in east London.
Over the last few years there has been a generational shift in food awareness, a move that the New York Times recently referred to this phenomenon as a ‘gastronomic youthquake’. Food is the new rock ’n’ roll and chefs are the new rock stars.