Tag Archives: Healthy Eating

Compass Group urges restaurant tweaks for healthier offering

Compass Group UK & Ireland has launched a new report outlining how using simple ‘nudges’ could help to guide people into making healthier choices. The report, created in partnership with Footprint Intelligence, acknowledges that campaigns based on education and willpower are not always enough. It highlights opportunities for the foodservice industry to use psychology and

Healthy eating restaurant chain calls in liquidator

A healthy eating restaurant chain in Northern Ireland that had built up a £4m business has reportedly entered liquidation.   Slim’s Healthy Kitchen, set up by entrepreneur Gary McIldowney four years ago after the former electrician underwent a dramatic weight loss, has closed its Victoria Square premises in Belfast city centre and five other locations, according

Fryer suppliers deny healthy eating culture is driving down kit sales

Suppliers of commercial fryers insist business is still brisk in their part of the market despite greater scrutiny on healthy eating leading some to suggest that operators could be inclined to turn their back on fried food.   Growing awareness around better diets and the issue of obesity is well-documented, with many foodservice operators –

Leon raises £19m from ‘no-nonsense’ lender after traditional banks scale back post-Brexit

Healthy fast-food chain Leon has reportedly set its sights on opening 50 new restaurants – more than doubling its store estate – after securing a multi-million pound financing deal. Alternative lender OakNorth is said to be funding the company to the tune of £19m so that it can embark on its ambitious plans and grow

Healthy dishes fight ‘dude food’ for kitchen supremacy

Healthy food dishes are fighting ‘dude food’ such as burgers, burritos and barbecue foods for menu space as consumers’ appetite for dishes made with nutritious ingredients continues to grow, analyst firm Horizons has said. The foodservice consultancy’s latest biannual Menu Trends survey, which tracks changes on 800 high street menus, trends in foods and ingredients

Pod signs first celebrity brand ambassador

Healthy fast food retailer Pod has taken a leaf out of the book of the fashion and sportswear industry by appointing a celebrity ‘brand ambassador’. The chain has agreed a three-year “ambassadorial role” with leading British cyclist, Laura Trott, to support the promotion of its 22 strong restaurant group. The company says that world Champion

Pod equipment buyer spurred on by kitchen template target

Healthy fast food chain Pod has set itself the target of creating a new working template for its kitchens by June and, if the revised set-up proves a success in a live environment, will potentially seek to roll it out across multiple sites. The task of reviewing the back-of-house operations falls in the hands of

EAT: 5 things that make our kitchens flourish

As one of the original fresh food chains and a well-recognised fixture on the high street, EAT is synonymous with hot, healthy food and original recipes. With more than 110 stores and counting, brand development director, Ed Grimes, explains the significance of a scalable and consistent kitchen set-up to the company. 1. Each kitchen is