Insight - Menu Trends

Sweet talk – the demand for desserts

24th June 2019

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In an increasingly health-conscious age, it’s reassuring to know there is still a place on the menu for dessert.

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Keeping it casual with the Americana trend

10th April 2019

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Casual dining options are evolving, and Americana is still really big.

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Food, football and flowers

1st April 2019

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We all love eating outside. Whether people-watching at a pavement café or hanging out at the beer garden with your mates, this country loves al fresco dining.

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Five essentials for your vegan menu

21st March 2019

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While it’s fairly straightforward to include vegan options in your menu, keeping your vegan customers happy is more difficult. Here are five things that you might want to consider if you decide to cater to the vegan customer.

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Taking the strain out of Christmas puddings

3rd October 2018

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There is no escaping it, Christmas is undoubtedly a stressful time so how do you meet the requirements of your diners in an ever-competitive market without putting your staff under too much pressure?

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Bringing home the breakfast

23rd August 2018

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A recent survey has found that in Britain today, there is a growing gap between the haves and have-nots in the battle for the perfect morning food.

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Meat or no meat? The rise of realistic meat substitutes

17th July 2018

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It’s pretty evident that in recent years, vegetarian and vegan diets have become more prevalent in the UK, and worldwide.

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The evolution of the burger

27th June 2018

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Find out more about the evolution of the burger and how Macphie can help your burger business stay ahead of the pack.

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Let love run smoothly

1st February 2018

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Having numerous dishes, chosen together and then shared across the table is encouraging the romantic mood.

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Not giving up on Lent

24th January 2018

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Lent is a period of “giving up” on certain treats but it also gives food service outlets an opportunity to provide alternatives during this time.

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Barbecue trends for 2018

28th June 2017

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Barbecues are booming as the great British public's taste for the grill shows no sign of waning.
We take a look at the hot trends for 2018, from Korean marinades to the surge in seafood.

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Gluttonous comfort eating

20th January 2017

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While clean eating is set to continue in its popularity this year, foodies predict that when we indulge, we’ll really indulge!

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Top 3 sweet treats to beat the winter blues

5th October 2016

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While it may only be October, advent calendars and Christmas decorations are taking pride of place on shop shelves. To help ease your customers in to the festive season, here’s our top three foodie treats.

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Posh up your menu with prosecco

16th September 2016

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With sales at major supermarkets up 34% to £365million, prosecco’s popularity is growing quickly. UK consumers now drink more prosecco than champagne, so much so, supplies are even rumoured to be at risk (Telegraph, 2016).

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Cooking with craft beer

19th July 2016

996 Views

While cooking with wine is nothing new, using beer as a key ingredient is becoming ever more popular. A recent study shows that 36% of respondees cook with craft beer once a week (craftbeer.com, 2015).

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A cut above the rest

9th June 2016

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We all have our firm foodie favourites but it seems we’re becoming a little more demanding when it comes to the classics.

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Coffee shop concepts

24th May 2016

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The Macphie team recently conducted a workshop alongside specialist food suppliers, Andrew Ingredients, to showcase the key coffee shop trends impacting Northern Ireland and Ireland.

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Rise of the ‘Breakfastarians’

22nd April 2016

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With 80% of Brits now stating that breakfast is the most important meal of the day (Beacon), this once forgotten meal time is not to be overlooked.

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The best days are sundaes

14th July 2015

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This July is National Ice Cream month and we’ve got some insight to help you make the most of it.

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Time for tea

3rd June 2015

1167 Views

The afternoon tea trend has been popular now for several years and continues to grow with the majority of hotels offering an afternoon tea service and cafes and coffee shops are quickly following suit.

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Think Global

16th November 2012

796 Views

Here we speak to Gillian Williamson, Category Manager and Norman Brockwell, Development Chef, both from Team Macphie, about current and future menu trends.

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