Understanding how an operator thinks and the continuous challenges and developments within their sector is crucial for driving business and forming long-term partnerships. If you have customers within the eating out market or aspirations to enter this dynamic sector the Arena Summer Event on Friday 26 June at the Jumeirah Carlton Tower Hotel is a must.
Building and maintaining successful relationships with the top eating out operators requires a genuine knowledge and understanding of their specific vision and the overall market direction. The big issues and trends impacting the UK eating out sector now and in the future will be addressed and debated by guest speaker Andrew Guy, CEO, Ed’s Easy Diner, and industry insight company Technomic throughout the one-day event.
Fast Casual – fast-casual brands are leading growth in the US. What is driving this and will the UK follow suit?
Premiumisation – premium fast food and ‘grab and go’ is giving conventional casual dining a run for its money. Which concept will dominate in the US and UK and is this an indication that traditional casual dining has had its day?
Healthy eating – ‘Stop paying lip service to healthy eating in the hope it will go away. Fully embrace it, as it will be a significant business factor in the long run’. These were the words of Martin Robinson, non-executive chairman of the Casual Dining Group at the Arena Savoy Lecture earlier this year. How far has the UK market really embraced healthy eating?
Customisation – choosing exactly what you want to eat, when, where and how you want it! This has been standard in the US for some time and we are seeing it now in the UK – but is it set to stay?
Ensure you are fully up to speed on these hot topics and what the eating out sector has in store by attending this Arena Summer Event – it could make a huge difference to your business.