2018 U.K. Restaurant Trends

Trends, whether they’re fashion, interior or food, are constantly evolving and it’s never too early to start looking toward the next forecasted trends to ensure your company keeps its one step ahead. Nisbets, suppliers of  catering equipment to catering and hospitality companies across the U.K., takes a look at some of the big food trends that we expect to see in restaurants in 2018.

From avocado on toast and eggs royale, to artisan breakfasts and all-day ‘bottomless’ brunches, breakfast made its comeback to our menus in 2017, with our spend on breakfasts increasing by 31 percent compared to eight years ago, according to The NPD Group, whilst lunchtime visits were down by 80 million. The breakfast trend is mirrored on our social media accounts with “breakfast” being hashtagged on Instagram more than 53,941,170 times.

During 2018, breakfast, which has traditionally always been thought of as ‘the first meal of the day,” is set to take restaurants by storm in the U.K.. It is expected that restaurants will adapt their menus to serve interesting breakfast-inspired options, that could be available throughout the full day, rather than just before noon.

January this year saw over 60,000 people sign up to participate in Veganuary — a 260 percent growth on figures from the previous year, and 2018 is forecast to continue the rise. The movement involves living by a predominantly plant-based diet for the full month of January to encourage people to change their diets to reduce the suffering of animals, help the planet and improve personal health.

But for many, once they have tried veganism in the Veganuary movement, vegan becomes a lifestyle change. There has been a 350 percent increase in the number of vegans living in the U.K. — with over half of those falling between the ages of 15-34. And this so called ‘trend’ looks to continue its growth right into 2018 as vegan ‘fast food’ also becomes available on the market, with seven percent of the respondents in a recent Nisbets pulse survey firmly believing vegan and vegetarian are some of the next evolving food trends.

Also according to the survey, many establishments have already begun to cater for vegans, and vegetarians – with three percent of respondents already offering one to three vegan and/or vegetarian options, 18 percent offering four to eight options, and nine percent offering more than eight or a full menu of options….

Source: https://www.modernrestaurantmanagement.com