The trend to snack is growing. According to Horizons, snacks represented 10% of the £33.3 billion of food sales in food service during 2013 and the category continues to enjoy substantial growth.
“Snacking has been spotlighted as the big money-making opportunity for 2014,” says Aviko general manager, Mohammed Essa. “We are already finding that restaurants are expanding their snacking menus to boosttraffic between traditional dining times, withmost planning to add full snacking menus andothers looking to discount snacks during offpeak hours to drum up more trade.”
Whether it’s a canapé, quick appetiser or something more substantial, there’s big profits to be made by offering your customers a wide range of snack options – and when it comes to choice the freezer often has the best range.
So, with a summer of sport and consumers now having a more relaxed, casual approach to eating out, this is the perfect time to get a bite of the action.
Unlike your regular menu, snacks give you the chance to offer food all day and all night
Quick to cook and easy to prepare, frozen snacks have little wastage as you only cook what you need
Nothing goes better with a pint and the footie than a bowl of chips! With the majority of World Cup games being played at either 5pm or 11pm serving snacks is the ideal solution to beat the pre and post dinner hunger pangs – and score bigger sales
Spice things up!
Shared platters are more and more popular.
Whether they are Asian-influenced or feature a taste of the Med, a plate of nachos, spicy wedges or a patatas bravas will spice up your menu
From meat eaters to vegetarians or allergenfree diners, you can find snacks that cater to all customers
Types of snacks
- Potato – nuggets, wedges, chips, jacket potatoes
- Mini burgers, sliders, skewers
- Croquettes, fish cakes
- Spring rolls, pasties, empanadas, pies
- Ethnic – Spanish tapas, Indian, Chinese, Mexican