Hello there! My name is Rachael, and I’m currently undertaking some Work Experience at Jellybean while I am on my University summer holidays. It is really exciting to be immersed in an agency totally focused on food, aka one of my favourite things in the entire world.
As a leading out of home agency we pride ourselves on keeping up to date with the latest trends and insights in the eating out market. Little wonder therefore that we are active MCA Insight Forum Members. Last week they held their quarterly debrief of the Eating Out in the UK Report and we were there to get the latest on the market. The report and briefing were, as always, hugely comprehensive but here are out top ten takeouts!
Fuelled by an obscene amount of Hungarian wine and ice cream over the past four days I racked up a total of 55,632 steps (or 24.6 miles if you’re not a FitBit fiend), taking in what is deservingly the Best European Destination 2019. If you’ve been lucky enough to visit Budapest and check out their foodie scene, you may well recognise some of these gems I enjoyed:
As a leading food and drink agency we pride ourselves on keeping abreast of the latest developments in the world of foodservice and a key part of that is attending the regular Arena networking events. This week saw the summer event, held at the roof top venue of 30 Euston Square, it was impressively jam-packed with content and of course a rather fabulous lunch to boot. The day kicked-off with a presentation on the breakfast and brunch market from Deli France. As the only meal occasion in growth (at time of publication) it’s little wonder there is a desire to really understand the consumer drivers around this growing opportunity. Unsurprisingly, as with most of out of home eating market, there is a split between health and indulgence and with our busy lifestyles convenience is a big factor. As well as the more functional breakfast on-the-go, the rise of brunch was also examined in our millennial led ‘insta-focused’ world where brunch has become the go to for meeting up with friends. (For the full report visit www.delifrance.com/uk/breakfast-brunch-report to download.)
A minced-beef and pastry pie with a generous side of mash, swimming in a parsley liquor sauce. Not particularly pretty to look at on the plate but as we all know – looks can be deceiving! The traditional East End dish has been feeding and satisfying Londoners for generations, and hopefully, more generations to come. Entering one of the shops is like taking a step back into the past, with Victorian decor still being present in most. Tiled walls, wooden benches and serving hatches, these shops hold stories and memories to savour over a hearty lunch or supper.