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The results are in - your most popular menu choices since re-opening

27th July 2020

Last week we hosted a survey called ‘Since re-opening’, we wanted to know about your experience since re-opening your doors to the public. It is important that we understand how we can support you in the current climate.

Well, the results are in! Based on your answers we have gathered the best recipes to help you deliver what your customers want and how to get in touch with us for any other queries.

Since re-opening what dishes are being most asked for by customers (whether they are on your menu or not)?

Burgers were the most popular requested choice with over half of all respondents (53%) saying it was the most asked for dish, which is why these classic burger melts are a must have in your kitchen. They are quick and easy to make but add a great twist to a clearly popular menu option:

Classic Burger Melts - View Recipe

Classic Burger Melts

Do you have a plant based burger option on your menu? With both veganism and vegetarianism on the rise, we would highly recommend this delicious Jackfruit Burger.

Jackfruit Burger - View Recipe

Jack Fruit Burger

43% of you said Traditional British menu options were popular at the moment; such as pies, fish and chips, cottage pie etc… We have collated a couple of our favourite recipes from ‘The Essential Book of British Classics’.

Braised Lamb Shank - View Recipe

Braised Lamb Shank

Traditional Cottage Pie - View Recipe

Traditional Cottage Pie

Chicken and Peppercorn Pie - View Recipe

Chicken and Peppercorn Pie

Since re-opening what new or emerging food cuisine types/trends are being asked for most?

The pre-lockdown mega trend around veganism seems to be continuing with almost two thirds of you (63%) saying it was the most popular emerging cuisine in your business with more and more people choosing to experiment with their diets. With this in mind, we have gathered a selection of delicious vegan recipes to inspire your menu:

Mushroom Velouté - View Recipe

Mushroom Velouté

Vegan Curried Broccoli Chickpea Salad - View Recipe

Vegan Curried Broccoli Chickpea Salad

Tofu Poke Bowl - View Recipe

Tofu Poke Bowl

28% of you said Asian cuisine has been highly requested, which reflects the continued popularity of Asian inspired street food. Our most popular recipe book Eat Street is available to download for free today, or request a hardcopy by tweeting us @essentialcuisin.

Staying in touch

We are continuing to adapt our approach to suite your needs in the new climate. With this in mind we wanted to know the best way to stay in touch with you and keep you up to date, whilst understanding how precious your time is. If you would like to book a telephone call or a zoom / skype call with a member of our team about how Essential Cuisine can support, you. Please complete the form here or email [email protected].

We are always here to discuss any of your requirements, feel free to pick up the phone today 01606 541 490.

Didn’t get a chance to answer the survey? We will continue to view the results on a weekly basis. Click here to submit your answers and be in with the chance of winning £150+ of Essential Cuisine products.

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