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April 2015: Issue 40

The nation’s favourite: Fish and Chips

The times may be changing in the out-of-home food arena, however fish and chips remains the number one takeaway.

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March 2015: Issue 39

Its all about the tea

Tea sales in the out-of-home coffee shop market are estimated at £300 million, according to a new report on tea drinking by Allegra World Coffee Portal.

Its all about the teaRead article »

March 2015: Issue 39

Don’t put all your eggs in one basket

The Easter period is arguably one of the most indulgent times of year; sales of chocolate increase significantly, family and friends take advantage of the long weekend to spend time together enjoying great food and drink.

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February 2015: Issue 38

Allergen Update

If you prepare and serve food for customers to eat straight away the new regulations stipulate that you have to be able to provide your customer with information about the EU Top 14 allergens if they ask for it.

Allergen UpdateRead article »

February 2015: Issue 38

Cheers to Chips

Chip Week, a long-established annual promotional week run by the Potato Council, provides a great opportunity for chip shops, pubs, restaurants and other catering establishments to promote their chips and increase revenue.

Cheers to ChipsRead article »

January 2015: Issue 37

Burns’ and Valentine’s Night

Many perceive January to be a dead month, however with planning and promotion, there is no reason why the first month of the year needs to be a washout for your bottom line.

Burns’ and Valentine’s NightRead article »

January 2015: Issue 37


Now in its 16th year, Breakfast Week (25-31 January) aims to raise awareness of the importance of eating breakfast. For operators it is a golden opportunity to benefit from the growing trend of eating breakfast out of home.

BreakfastRead article »

December 2014: Issue 36

Hot to Choc

The writing is on the wall: alongside your mince pies and Christmas puddings, operators should include chocolate desserts or run the risk of missing out on a dessert order

Hot to ChocRead article »

December 2014: Issue 36

Ultimate Roast Potatoes

Achieving the perfect roast potato is a goal that eludes many. However, the combination of the correct type of potato and optimum cooking conditions will ensure perfection time after time. Here, Potato Council advises on how to achieve the very best roast

Ultimate Roast PotatoesRead article »

November 2014: Issue 35

Christmas Countdown

The secret to survival of the festive mayhem is to ensure that you have planned ahead and that the entire team is aware of what each day will be bringing.

Christmas CountdownRead article »

November 2014: Issue 35

Allergen Legislation

The imminent EU Food Information for Consumers Regulation will mean that information about allergenic ingredients will have to be made available for non-pre-packed as well as pre-packed foods.

Allergen LegislationRead article »

October 2014: Issue 34

Combination & Hybrid Ovens

Very few publicans can now make a serious living without a food offering of some sorts. Food has become the holy grail of the hospitality industry. We look into how venues can develop a food offering without the need for a fully equipped kitchen.

Combination & Hybrid OvensRead article »
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