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THE RISE OF VEGAN RESTAURANTS: Meet UK's plant-based entrepreneur who runs UK's LARGEST vegan restaurant.

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YOUNG BRITS SET TO DITCH FAST FOOD FOR ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY RESTAURANTS

• REPORT SUGGESTS DEMAND FOR VEGAN, VEGETARIAN AND ENVIRONMENTALLY CONSCIOUS RESTAURANTS SET TO SOAR

• THE UK FOOD SCENE WILL ALSO SEE A GROWTH IN ORGANIC, PALEO AND ALTERNATIVE FOODS, SUCH AS GRUBS

• BUT MILLENNIALS SHIFTING AROUND £1BN A YEAR TO DELIVERY SERVICES

 

The British food scene has seen a number of high-profile closures in the last year but, according to a new trends report, the next two years are set to see innovative and unusual restaurants opening… if diners get what they want.

 

The findings from Planday show millennials (20–35) see a future where a plant-based, environmentally friendly approach will win out over traditionally unhealthy fast foods. Nearly half (49%) predict that the demand for vegan restaurants will soar over the next two years and outstrip the demand for fast food (25%).

 

Also on the menu, according to diners are more vegetarian (30%), environmentally-focused (43%), organic (19%), paleo (4%) and alternative foods restaurants (4%), such as those specialising in insects.

 

This environmentally-friendly theme is high on the agenda for millennials when it comes to their dining experience, with restaurants that embrace reduced food waste (47%), locally grown produce (41%) and zero plastic (36%) seen as serving up the right choice when choosing a restaurant.

 

TECHNOLOGY DELIVERS CHANGES TO THE DINING EXPERIENCE:

As well as consumers’ taste and attitudes toward the environment, technology is also playing a part in how our dining experiences are set to change over the next two years:

 

• Restaurants face increasing challenges in forecasting demand, as home delivery orders become more popular and very low numbers of people make advanced reservations for in-restaurant dining

• A fifth of millennials (20% compared to only 9% Gen X) go out less to restaurants now because they are getting more food delivered - this represents a shift worth around £1 billion a year away from in-restaurant dining  

• Only 9% of millennials are likely to make restaurant bookings and are willing to spend on average 14% less than Gen X on a meal

• 52% of millennials are happy to dine in a restaurant where ordering and payments are fully automated, compared to only 39% of Gen X diners

• Over two-thirds of millennials (71%) would not be against their food being delivered by a robot

 

We are joined in the studio by John Coldicutt from Planday and Loui Blake, a vegan entrepreneur, who will be discussing why the future of the UK restaurant scene is an exciting one… but only IF restauranteurs listen to what the public is calling for.

 

 

Let's Talk: Meet Loui Blake who run's UK's largest vegan restaurant!

The British food scene has seen a number of high-profile closures in the last year but, according to a new trends report, the next two years are set to see innovative and unusual restaurants opening… if diners get what they want.