Updated: May 12
Hospitality venues reopened for outdoor dining on Monday, and we are just weeks away are from restrictions being fully relaxed on June 12th.
We want to make sure your business has everything it needs to get off to the best start so here’s a few interesting trends.
Contactless service is key
The pandemic has accelerated the pace of restaurants and takeaways moving online and taking cashless payments.
A huge 56%* of consumers feel more confident in sites with a contactless service.
So, if your restaurant isn’t already online, get in touch with our restaurant website team.
Outdoor socialising here to stay
Pubs and restaurants threw their doors open to Al Fresco dining this week – we expect outdoor socialising to carry on being popular as people ease in to the ‘new normal.’
So, if you have an outdoor space – consider how you can invest in making it even more comfortable and safe for customers.
Including Picnic Hampers on your menu could help to attract groups that are lunching in local parks.
Check out the latest regulations on outdoor dining here.
Lunchtime trade is growing
More people than ever before are working from home – but busy schedules are seeing many people skip lunch entirely.
It’s the perfect time for restaurants, pubs and takeaways to cater for the local lunchtime trade with easy-to-eat wraps, rolls and salads, to grab and go or deliver home.
Get ready for the big day
Indoor hospitality will open in England on May 17 – the rule of six or two households will still apply. Then on June 21 all hospitality and restrictions will be relaxed.
Our team have been working throughout the pandemic to support you with catering essentials. We’re proud to be supporting you for the big day.
Let’s get back to business!
*Source: Lumina Intelligence