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Will staycations boost your business?


hat a year it has been since March 23rd 2020. With

planned end of the current lock down in April, let’s hope that the people of the UK do the right things and avoid any more. The UK vaccination program appears to be removing the recent stresses on the NHS, but we cannot be complacent. With problems abroad, let’s hope that the British Fish and Chips, QSR and Takeaway markets have a Boom year with Staycations being on the agenda for many. We hear about many operators that have revolutionised their businesses and we hope that they get the full benefit for their time, bravery and inspiration for making these changes and investments. There are still lots of sources of help from the government and do not forget the many Facebook groups with people only too willing to pass on their advice and tips in answer to your questions. It’s great to see the expansion plans of businesses like German Doner Kebab and Popeyes® with new store openings, and these can only encourage operators to further develop their menus in what will be an increasingly competitive market. Various sources speak about the end of social distancing and the wearing of masks, but whatever happens, we have been learning to live with these and as the medical professions learn more about how to deal with next winter, maybe we will see a return to the good times. We would like to pass on our sincere thanks to everyone who has stood by Fast Food Professional and supported us in these difficult times. Athol

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National Fish and Chip Day is back and it’s bigger than ever!


F Smales & Son (Fish Merchants) Ltd appoints two new Directors


Boost order values with sides and accompaniments, suggests Central Foods


Introducing eposmove, an integrated EPOS and card machine in the palm of your hand


The High Performance & Practicality of a professional griddle from Jestic


Hot2Home leads the way for top takeaways!


Great Tasting Chicken Needs Great Ingredients


New Irinox MultiFresh® range takes blast chilling to the Next level


Street Food Party with the Perfect Indulgent Partnership–German Sausage and British chips!


Implement an effective oil management system


Synergy Grill Technology are in their element with eGrill launch


Mechline offers free guides to help operators bounce back


Crem Launches New Mini Range of Awarded Winning Ex3 Espresso Machines


Hoshizaki adds Glass Door Freezer to popular Gram Compact range

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Laïta strengthens its product portfolio with a welcome acquisition


Iconic US Fried Chicken Restaurant Brand Popeyes® Announces UK Launch


AI Becomes Reality for Hospitality: It’s Lolly Launches Lolly Snapserve


UK kebab industry launches its first trade association Sector unveils the Kebab Alliance


World’s first MSC certified fish and chip shop celebrates 12 years of sustainable seafood


Mooove Over to the New Thickshake Mix with Jersey Dairy Goodness


Unleash the Quiche! With Pidy


VFC - The Vegan Fried Chick*n Start-Up with Global Ambitions


The Budget: What it means for SMEs and what to do next


JJ Launches Nationwide Driver Recruitment Campaign


Enjoy Stevie, exclusively launches a BOGOF promotion with Papa John’s

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Our financial section can be found near the back of the issue starting on page 46 in this issue


German Doner Kebab Set To Open 47 New Restaurants In The Uk By The End Of 2021


Zero To Landfill: Roadchef leads the way as Britain’s greenest motorway services


Brusco Food Group announce exclusive partnership with Smart Salt®


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Money Matters

The Trade Directory Our instant reference for all those important trade contacts can be found starting on page 52 in this issue

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National Fish and Chip Day is back and it’s bigger than ever! The biggest day on the fish and chip calendar is back! National Fish and Chip Day 2021 will return for the sixth year on Friday 4th June!


he event has gone from strength to strength

they could. National and Regional media - TV, Radio and

since its launch in 2015 and, despite the

newspapers - were awash with stories of how shops were



celebrating the day and social media was full of amazing

would have seen, heard or read about the

competitions, activities and photos - exactly what National

awareness day last year. National TV, radio

Fish and Chip Day is all about! We are delighted that so

and newspapers featured stories, as did the regional media.

many shops, who have been so hard hit by the pandemic,

Social media was awash with fish and chip stories with our

embraced their special day and threw everything they had

hashtag, #nationalfishandchipday, and was number 1 on

at it! No matter what unfolds in the coming months, fish

Twitter from 8am and stayed there all day long!

and chips will remain at the centre of every community




We are kicking off this year’s campaign with an Early Bird offer on our must-have National Fish and Chip Day

and we are delighted to be able to bring this very special awareness day to the nation again in 2021”

merchandise. Don’t miss your chance to get your hands on our best selling t-shirts, available in S, M, L, XL, 2XL and 3XL in red, white, blue and new for 2020 - black (pics attached) and

So, if any of you don’t know about National Fish and Chip Day, here is what it is all about!

caps which will be available again in black or red. These t

1. Who runs National Fish and Chip Day?

shirts are undated so can be used again and again. Order

The National Edible Oil Distributors’ Association (NEODA)

before the end of April to get hold of yours with a generous

runs National Fish and Chip Day.

10% discount.

The National Edible Oil Distributors’ Association is a non-

Merchandise can be ordered online at the National Fish

profit organisation established in 1947 and its members

and Chip Day website www.nationalfishandchipday.org.uk.

include edible oil and fats refiners, processors, distributors

Also on the website are downloadable posters to print and

and waste oil collectors. It also covers manufacturers

display, plus logos, social media headers, a press release

and suppliers of non-oil products (including batter mix,

template for you to add details to and circulate to your

sausages, packaging, and potato preservatives) and other

local press and a Campaign Toolkit packed full of ideas and

industry bodies.

hints and tips for getting the most from National Fish and Chip Day 2021. Speaking about last year’s event, NEODA President, Gary

2. Why does NEODA run National Fish and Chip Day?

Lewis said “National Fish and Chip Day 2020 was always

National Fish and Chip Day is an awareness day for the

going to be very different to previous years and none of us


really knew what to expect. The focus this year was very

dish not just fish and chips from the local chippy. We

much on the resilience of the fish and chip sector and wow...

try to engage with everyone involved in creating this

did that shine through on the day! We were completely

iconic British dish from fish and chip shops, pub chains,

bowled over by the number of shops, both those who

restaurants, retailers to the fishermen and farmers who

have previously celebrated the day with us, but especially

provide the sustainable and natural ingredients needed to

the many, many new shops, who got involved in any way

create this nutritionally-balanced family favourite.


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This means it embraces all formats of the

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The Product Combatting Food Waste Across The UK Veggi Wash Fruit Too


cross the world, we throw away 644 million tonnes of fruit and vegetables each year and waste 46% of

3. Why should I get involved and what’s in it for me?

all fruit and vegetables produced (BCG, 2018). This

shocking figure is often down to consumers purchasing fruit

Supporting National Fish and Chip Day doesn’t have to

and vegetables, only to find they have wilted away or gone

be time consuming or expensive. By taking part you are

mouldy at the back of our fridge. My client, Veggi Wash

joining in an awareness day that generates huge media

Fruit Too is the revolutionary natural wash designed to

coverage in both the build-up to the day and on the day

remove pesticides from your fruit & veg AND double their

itself. Social media is a cheap and fantastic way to promote

shelf life – saving some of this food from hitting landfill.

your business to both existing customers and also attract

Veggi Wash Fruit Too is a wide range of liquid washes,

new customers to your shop or restaurant. NEODA helps

sprays and wipes that are FIVE time more effective than

you as much as possible to celebrate this awareness day

washing produce with water alone. With 100% safe and

and we have created a core set of promotional support

natural ingredients derived from coconut oil, grape and corn

materials (which are downloadable from the NEODA

extracts to breakdown agricultural contaminants, these are

website) that you can use to develop your own National

safe to be used daily on the fruit and vegetables coming into

Fish and Chip Day campaign.

your house. I hope this will be of interest to feature? Please do let me

4. Do I have to run a competition or give things away?

know if you need further info, imagery or samples.

Absolutely not! This is not the intention and we stress year-on-year that you could do as little as putting up a few balloons in your shop and run a small raffle prize in the build-up to the day if you wish. Lots of shops do nothing but still have a successful day because of the PR generated around the day. Lots of shops have reported that National Fish and Chip Day is their most successful trading day of the year, even superseding Good Friday. With a few small

Pesticides and waxes used on fruit and vegetables are

ideas and a lot of enthusiasm, you can create a real buzz.

designed to be waterproof so washing them solely with water will not remove them. Developed in conjunction with

5. How can I decorate my shop?

leading food hygiene experts, independently safety tested,

Through the National Fish and Chip Day website www.

all products are ecologically and environmentally safe. Each

nationalfishandchipday.org.uk we sell t-shirts and caps

product in the range contains three active cleansers that:

for shop staff and bunting for the shop. These items are all undated so can be used year after year. Our website allows you to download posters for the shop and lots of industry distributors give away promotional posters to shops in the

Reduces surface tension of the fruit or vegetable’s

skin, allowing contaminants to be rinsed away •

Captures and holds contaminants in solution to

prevent re-contamination during washing •

Breaks down contaminants and aids final rinsing

Veggi Wash Fruit Too is also based on a combination of

weeks leading up to

natural surfactants that are capable of rapidly destroying

National Fish and Chip

the lipid coating of Covid-19. Veggi Wash is simple, safe and

Day. Balloons and

economical to use. Leaving produce that tastes better and

unbranded bunting

lasts longer too. No taste – No smell – Just safe.

can be purchased cheaply online. 7

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The Veggi Wash Fruit Too range is available from veggiwash.co.uk – with prices starting from £3.99. April and May 2021 • Fastfood Professional


F Smales & Son (Fish Merchants) Ltd appoints two new Directors Smales has strengthened its senior management team by the appointment of two long serving senior managers to its board of directors. Richard Winter has been appointed as Food Service Director and Bobby Joyce as the Company’s Sales and Marketing Director.


he Company is well placed to build on a solid

seafood product ranges including the development of

customer base in the fish and chip and food

our own Blue Horizon brand. He has also overseen the

service sectors. These two appointments will

business achieve BRC AA grade accreditation for storage

bring a new impetus for growth at Smales.

and distribution and MSC chain of custody certification.

Smales currently supplies around 25% of the UK’s fish

Entering a new chapter for 2021, Richard will now

and chip sector and also supplies many high profile food

become the Director of Food Service. We have no doubt

service customers with sustainable seafood and catering

that he will embrace this new role and help the company


to grow and develop further.

The fish and chip shop sector has shown considerable resilience and has remained strong throughout the period

Bobby Joyce joined Smales as a fresh-faced 21 year old

of the pandemic. Fish and chip shops, supplying the

Sales Executive in 2002. Eight years later, he then took

national dish, have helped to maintain the U.K’s spirit in

on the additional role

these difficult times. Smales are now looking forward to

of Purchasing Manager

the future and are well positioned to grow its business

for our extensive range

as the hospitality industry fully reopens in the coming

of catering products, a


move which prompted sales growth of these

Richard Winter has worked for the Smales family for

items in all subsequent

many years. His sales management, logistic and product


category experience has been gained from various roles

Serving in his present

within the business that included Depot Manager and

role as National Sales

National Account Manager for the former distribution


subsidiary. Following



Bobby has been heavily involved in establishing our a

Regional Distribution Centres, implementing dedicated

period of working

area selling from our Head Office, the growth of our Fish



& Chip customer base and many aspects of marketing the

of the industry,

business - including rebranding the company logo, website,

Richard returned

vehicle liveries and product guides.


to the business

Bobby has cultivated excellent relationships with both

in 2010 to create

our customers at home and our suppliers across the

the Smales Food

seas, including many award winning Fish & Chip operators

Service Division

and has been involved in successful wider-industry PR



campaigns. As a fantastic ambassador for Smales and the

supplies some of the industry’s most respected and well

industry as a whole, we know that Bobby will continue to

known national operators in the catering market. Growth

build on these achievements in his new position as Sales &

in the independent catering sector has been supported by

Marketing Director.

an increasing number of regional Food Service wholesale customers. Richard has successfully expanded many of our popular


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Seafood from Norway: Where quality and sustainability create trust

Norway is a country of wild nature, wild seas and wild fisheries. Our seas are perfectly balanced to produce fish of the highest quality. And Norway works hard to keep it that way. Long before sustainability became the buzzword it is today, Norway was taking steps to protect its fish stocks, becoming the first country in the world to introduce a quota system for important species such as cod. But fish are migratory, and populations can vary from year-to-year, which is why being a responsible seafood nation is much more than simple quota setting. As home to the largest cod stock in the world, plus many more key fish and shellfish species, we take our responsibility seriously: regulators, industry and science work together to ensure vulnerable areas are protected, seas are clean and fish stocks are sustainable. Scientists head out on marine research vessels, using sonar and catch research to estimate stock sizes - as well as joining trawlers to study the fish close up. At sea, the Norwegian Coast Guard spends around 70 percent of its resources making sure fishing activities are carried out at the right time, in the right areas and with the right equipment, while on land, the Norwegian Directorate of Fisheries carries out regular inspections of fishing vessels arriving in port and at sea. 10

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Norwegian cod and haddock. The number one choice for your fish & chips.

Ice cold waters give Norwegian cod and haddock a delicate colour, flaky texture and superior flavour. Frozen at sea within a matter of hours, Arctic freshness is locked in right to your kitchen. Norwegian cod and haddock come from one of the world’s most sustainable fish stocks - one of the many reasons why they are used in kitchens across the globe.

Origin matters.

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Frymax is Committed to and Supports Sustainability. SUSTAINABILITY For several years Frymax has been made only from fully segregated certified sustainable palm fruit oil. This means that both palm oil and palm kernel oil are produced by palm oil plantations which have been independently audited and certified. The certification is provided by the official body, RSPO which has developed a set of environmental and social criteria member companies must comply with. Fundamental to this, is that no primary forests which contain significant concentrations of biodiversity, fragile ecosystems, or areas which are vital in meeting basic or cultural needs, can be cleared. This seeks to eradicate the threat of unsustainable palm oil plantations which damage both the regional and global environment and that of indigenous wildlife. Both Olenex and ADM, manufacturers of Frymax, support the global sustainability movement and RSPO. They also have an additional supply chain policy which requires Frymax palm oil producers to respect the core sustainability principles of, no deforestation of high carbon stock forests, no development on peatland and no exploitation of communities.

PROJECT MARIPOSA Frymax sources some of its palm oil from Latin American countries and has undertaken to support producers by providing them with the tools and expertise to produce fully sustainable palm oil. The vehicle to do this is through a new initiative called Mariposa.

The aim is to support families with the means to develop, improve and maintain their sustainable production practices.

In the past three years Olenex has undertaken three very successful Smallholder programmes to support sustainability. Frymax carries the Mariposa logo on its packaging and it is hoped and expected that Mariposa will get increased exposure over time. Says Andrew Marriott, Brand and Marketing Manager of Frymax “We are determined to promote sustainability in any way we can and support those who produce the oils for our product. Our involvement in Project Mariposa demonstrates our commitment to achieve these aims.”

Mariposa is about enabling growers to manage their palm trees sustainably.

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Frymax Champions Sustainability

You don’t become the Fryers’ favourite for over sixty five years without listening to the needs of your customers and adapting to changing market circumstances. That is why, for several years Frymax has been made only from fully traceable, certified sustainable palm oil. This devotion to sustainability is backed by the RSPO and conforms to the economic, social and environmental requirements laid down by this body. The Frymax commitment to sustainability is evidenced by an involvement in project Mariposa which supports smallholders in Latin America, providing them with the tools and expertise to produce fully sustainable palm oil. This in turn enables Frymax to maintain consistent colour, consistent quality, consistent frying time and consistent delicious end results. As befits a brand leader, Frymax is the first to recognise initiatives which will produce benefits all - round. The commitment to sustainability is clear evidence of this.


Frymax Champions Sustainability For information, advice, or customer support material please contact ADM Trading (UK) Limited. e-mail: frymaxinfo@adm.com www.frymax.co.uk 13

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Boost order values with sides and accompaniments, suggests Central Foods During the Covid pandemic, takeaways and delivery have seen a huge increase in demand. Consumers have been keen to treat themselves and also to support their favourite fast food outlets through challenging times.


ith main menu items doing so well, sides and

order value. Central Foods offers a range of tasty, pre-

accompaniments have also shone…providing

prepared, frozen accompaniments which are simple and

extra items to pep up orders and boost the

convenient to serve, including traditional sides and items

bottom line.

with a modern twist.”

“Takeaways and deliveries continue to be

KaterVeg! pre-fried breaded mushrooms are a popular

in high demand, so ensure customer loyalty and repeat

traditional accompaniment on takeaway and delivery

orders by regularly refreshing your menu with new and

menus. Whole mushrooms coated in crispy, crunchy

tempting products,” explains Gordon Lauder, MD of frozen

breadcrumbs – suitable for vegetarians - they can be oven

food distributor Central Foods.

cooked or deep fried. Our garlic mushrooms are a popular

“Sides and accompaniments are a great addition to any takeaway or delivery menu and the ideal way to boost 14

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“Or how about the KaterVeg! battered giant onion rings, which are par fried for a quicker cook time and individually quick frozen for ease of use and portion control? The whole natural onion rings are coated in a lightly seasoned, crispy batter and are a very popular side dish with burgers, hotdogs and a range of fast food favourites. What’s more, they offer a tasty option for vegetarian diners too! “Try thinking outside the box, adding unusual sides or accompaniments to your menus,” suggests Gordon. “Onion rings, garlic bread and sweetcorn are long-standing favourites when it comes to sides and accompaniments. But how about looking at some of the latest trends in the foodservice sector to find something to serve that will set

into a bag or serve as part of a meal deal. They are a

you apart from your competitors?

great-tasting product that’s sure to go down well with

“Central Foods has recently launched the KaterVeg! Moroccan-style Cauliflower Bites – delicious cauliflower

all customers, not just those who are looking for vegan friendly or gluten-free options.”

florets coated in gluten-free and vegan Moroccan-style

Central Foods is one of the UK’s leading frozen food

spiced quinoa breadcrumbs. Suitable for vegetarians,

suppliers to the food service sector, supplying hundreds

vegans and coeliacs, the KaterVeg! Moroccan-style

of different lines into foodservice, ranging from vegetarian

Cauliflower Bites are novel and bang on trend too.

and free-from items, meat products, bakery items

Cauliflower is currently a foodie favourite – we’re seeing

and canapés through to buffet products, desserts and

it served as cauli steaks, en-croute, as ‘rice’ and in other

puddings. It currently sells to more than 240 independent

formats – and it has a host of health and nutritional

wholesalers, as well as larger national and regional

benefits too. Middle Eastern and Persian flavours are also

wholesalers, and foodservice caterers across the entire

on trend, so this product really does tick all the boxes for

foodservice industry including fast food operators.

what’s hot and happening right now in foodservice.

Its range for takeaway and fast food operators includes

“What’s more, the KaterVeg! Moroccan-style Cauliflower

the popular Golden Valley Foods poultry products, as well

Bites are quick and simple to cook and serve, taking as

as burgers, sausages – including vegetarian and vegan

little as just four minutes to cook from frozen.

options - and a sizzling selection of sides.

“Pop the KaterVeg! Moroccan-style Cauliflower Bites


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Introducing eposmove, an integrated EPOS and card machine in the palm of your hand • Cloud based system that makes running your business super simple, even when you’re not there. • See real-time data so you can make informed decisions on sales, stock and lots more.

Smart for employees. • One-to-one training to get you and your team

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posmove is the newest terminal from takepayments

Smart for customers.

Limited. It’s an all-in-one EPOS system that lets you

• Smooth customer experience that facilitates at-table or

take payments and manage your business from one slick, compact system. From processing card

payments to managing your stock, it’s got you covered.

What is eposmove? It’s essentially a card machine with an EPOS system built in, from which you can download a range of apps to help make managing your business easier. Great for hospitality and retail, you can easily arrange

on-the-floor service. • Create branded loyalty schemes through tracked customer spend. • Customers can order and pay easily at-table, whether they’re inside or outside.

Log into your back office from anywhere and see your business in real time. • Track your sales by employee, day of the week, time of

click and collect or takeaway orders that can be safely

the day and channel. Great for evaluating your teams’

paid for indoors or outdoors, as it comes with the option of

performance, product popularity and key selling times.

adding a SIM card to make it mobile.*** It lets you easily upsell products, such as drinks and side orders, saves you time on accounting by integrating with packages like QuickBooks, Sage and Xero†, plus so much more! You can log into your back office from anywhere and

• Manage your stock levels and eliminate excess ordering and having money tied up in stock. • Save hours of reconciliation with end-of-day reporting that can integrate into your accounting package. • Know your product margins and optimise your profit. • eposmove gives you intelligent information to

see your business in real time, and access every eposmove

help you manage your business finances,

feature remotely via a clever app.

operations and launch promotions

Smart for your business • The power of a full EPOS system in the palm of your hand. • Fully integrated card terminal for payments, eliminating

to increase business at quiet times. takepayments make it easy.

employee errors. • An inbuilt app store in your back office system for quick and easy integration. • The option to make your machine mobile with a SIM card. 16

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Kraft Heinz brings Heinz [Seriously] Good Vegan Mayo to foodservice Kraft Heinz has launched Heinz [Seriously] Good Vegan Mayo into foodservice, following a resounding thumbs up from retail.


ith the same great taste and creaminess as muchloved [Seriously] Good Mayonnaise, Heinz [Seriously] Good Vegan Mayo is a Heinz first in foodservice.

The launch is perfectly timed to tap into increased interest in

- No charges to join or leave

vegan, plant-based and flexitarian diets – burgeoning business

They don’t charge set up fees, and if you leave at the end

for foodservice. In fact, recent research from Mintel shows that

of your contract, there’s no exit fee.

25% of young British Millennials (aged 21-30) say that they now

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see a vegan diet more appealing. The research also revealed that a vegan diet is proving more attractive to 12% of all British consumers . Growing enthusiasm for health and sustainability is also driving consumer calls for ‘clean’ products and Heinz [Seriously] Good Vegan Mayo is a great back and front of house choice for operators, with its clean labelling – no artificial colourings or flavourings. The thick and creamy texture of Heinz [Seriously] Good Vegan Mayo makes it ideal not only for topping dishes but also a great

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base for creating special sauces due to heat friendly formulation. Claire Traynor, Head of Foodservice UK&I at Kraft Heinz says: “Our taste test research reveals that 71% of chefs would use Heinz [Seriously] Good Vegan Mayo in some way at their restaurants, with most chefs saying they prefer Heinz over competitors as it tastes closer to regular mayo. “This makes Heinz [Seriously] Good Vegan Mayo an ideal

machine’s banking window function before 9pm in

solution for consumers with varying dietary requirements who

order to receive settlement the next banking day.

choose to eat together. We’re delighted to bring a plant based

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consumers know and love.”

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Heinz [Seriously] Good Vegan Mayo is available in 875ml squeezable bottles and 5l pails, with a 12- and a 9-month shelf life, respectively. And operators can give it a try for themselves, on us. To get a free sample (while stocks last), email HeinzFS@clementsretail. com with your name, business, address and telephone number.


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By Michael Eyre, Culinary Director at Jestic Foodservice Solutions

The High Performance & Practicality of a professional griddle For a fast food restaurant, a professional griddle is a key piece of equipment as it offers the versatility to quickly cook a wide variety of foods – from bacon and eggs for a breakfast service to chicken and burgers for peak trading periods. As so many menu items can be cooked on a griddle, performance and energy efficiency cannot be compromised and Keating’s Miraclean® Chrome Griddle excels in both these areas.


he key to the great griddle performance is in the Miraclean® surface. The Keating Miraclean® Griddle begins with a 3/4” thick, precision formed,

highly polished steel plate. A trivalent chrome surface is applied through an 8-step process. The thermal conductivity of the Miraclean plate assures controlled, even heat distribution to the cooking area. The surface locks in heat, releasing it only on contact, which reduces radiant waste heat by 90% to keep kitchens cooler and can save up to 30% on energy costs. The thermal conductivity of the Miraclean® plate assures controlled, uniform heat distribution throughout the cooking area allowing you to cook at lower temperatures, whilst reducing shrinkage of the product. Performance is supported by practicality as cleaning the surface only requires cold water, so a Miraclean® griddle can be cleaned in 44% less time than a standard steel griddle. Another important piece of equipment is a Salamander, which can be used to finish dishes before serving. The Moduline ultra rapid FlexyGrill is a game changing Salamander as it reaches its working temperature in just four seconds thanks to high performance heating elements. Constructed from stainless steel, the Flexygrill has an adjustable upper plate to get the heating surface closer to the food and a steel grill and drip tray to collect cooking juices. Electronic controls with a digital display including a warm function also make the FlexyGrill incredibly easy to use. www.jestic.co.uk


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By Steve Morris, Sales Director at Jestic Foodservice Solutions


During the Coronavirus lockdowns, operators have relied on home deliveries as an economic lifeline. Depsite the rapid roll out of vaccinations and easing of lockdown restrictions, it is clear is that home deliveries will continue to be a crucial revenue stream going forwards - especially as many customers will remain nervous about eating in, even when lockdown restrictions are lifted.


nsuring that enough of the most popular menu items are ready for home delivery presents a challenge - but the Henny Penny and Moduline range of advanced hot

holding appliances effortlessly solves this problem. Foods can by cooked in advance and held in the perfect conditions before they are ready for collection or delivery, improving food quality, efficiency and reducing wastage. Two of the newer additions to the Jestic portfolio – Carlisle Foodservice Products and Metro both have high performance insulated food carrier ranges which are proving very popular with operators running home delivery services. The Carlisle Cateraide™ IT Insulated Food Pan Carriers feature commercial foam insulation to keep food hot for up to 6 hours. Constructed from an ultra-strong plastic to endure the busiest of home delivery rounds, Cateraide™ IT insulated carriers are designed to stack and fit together for secure transportation and storing. The Mightylite™ range of ultra-light insulated top-load and front-load food carriers from Metro are 80% lighter than traditional urethane foam-filled carriers and feature an advanced polymer foam construction with a high strengthto-weight ratio, to withstand the inevitable bumps and knocks during transportation. Mightylite™ carriers will keep food safe for 5+ hours and their ergonomic design incorporates four convenient handles to make lifting and carrying easy. Metro products are also helping to improve the flow of home delivery and takeaway order staging. ‘Order Staging Units’, are the perfect solution for the preparation of home delivery orders and are also ideal for storing supplies – whilst ‘ToGo-Stations’ feature angled 18” x 36” shelves to improve visibility and accessibility, making it easy for delivery drivers or customers to pick up orders front of house. Jestic’s experienced team can advise on the best equipment and solutions to optimise your home delivery operation. For more information call 01892 831960 or email info@jestic.co.uk www.jestic.co.uk 01892 831 960


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April and May 2021 • Fastfood Professional


Hot2Home leads the way for top takeaways! In August 2020, as hospitality began to re-open, sales across the market saw an improvement on previous weeks although they remained significantly below pre-COVID norms, Coffer Peach Business Tracker figures revealed


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racker data, collected from 52 leading operators, showed that for the week beginning July 27

And with the nation’s undisputed love of fries, you can be sure they’ll be added to many more food orders.

collective like-for-like sales in those sites trading were still down 24.3% on the corresponding week

Top take-out with Hot2Home

the previous year.

But it’s important to get the offer right with takeaway

Overall, the UK’s hospitality sector saw sales plummet

and delivery. There’s no better time to explore global

87% in the second quarter of 2020, the latest UKHospitality

leader Lamb Weston’s vast, exciting range of quality fries

Tracker collated by CGA revealed – equivalent to almost

and potato products to help your customers please their

£30bn in lost revenue. The collapse in sales followed the

clients and get back on their feet.

widespread lock-down of restaurants, pubs, bars, hotels,

Even in ‘normal’ times, chips, wedges and fries make

attractions and other hospitality venues from mid-March.

up 60% of potato servings out of home, accounting for

As a result, sales from April and June totalled only £4.6bn,

the lion’s share of both value and volume, most being sold

down £29.6bn from £34.2bn in the second quarter of 2019.

through fast food outlets and pub restaurants. [ADHB UK

Hospitality contributed £133.5bn to the UK economy in

FoodServiceReview Nov 2019]

2019, following 3.9% growth – but the rolling annual value

But pubs, like other takeaway and home delivery

of the sector had dipped below £100bn, with 12-month sales

operators, still have to solve a soggy problem to keep

to the end of June totalling £97.2bn. [Propelinfo.com].

everyone satisfied.

Takeaway and delivery have come into their own during the various lockdowns, with many pubs and bars turning their operation into grocery shops, drive-throughs, takeaways and deliveries, adapting in a desperate bid to survive. Food lovers have missed eating out and operators have

Because fries don’t travel well.

However crisp, golden and delicious they might be at the restaurant, they reach their destination cold and soggy. That’s why Lamb Weston developed exciting unique new concept Hot2Home™ Fries, the award-winning concept wowing the fries’ home delivery and takeaway market.

filled the gap with takeaway and home delivery, providing

Hot2Home keeps fries hot and crispy for an amazing

a much-needed revenue stream during lockdown and it’s

20 minutes. The Hot2Home concept works in a winning

likely many operators will continue to make the most of the

combination of two parts: newly developed fries with a

takeaway and delivery model to make up for reduced footfall

special ultra-thin starch coating (a closely-kept secret

and profits as the industry finds its feet in the new normal.

recipe!) to ensure they stay crispy and flavourful longer –

Takeaway orders had increased 33% since lock-down began, according to online takeaway delivery platform Foodhub.

plus a patented packaging that works with the fries coating to stay hot and crispy for 20 minutes. Skin-On Fries are available too, and all Hot2H products

Traditional fish and chips have proved by far the most

are gluten-free. Hot2Home is available as a single product

popular. Sales figures from Foodhub revealed demand for

for dining in or as part of the revolutionary one-fry

the nation’s favourite more than doubled since lockdown

solution for home delivery and takeaway with the patented

kicked in, with a 208% increase in orders. [Foodhub May


2020] This is followed by Quarter Pounder Burgers (158 per cent) and Donner Kebabs (156 per cent) as homebound

For innovative ideas, recipes and potato inspiration,

Brits look for ways to satisfy their taste for fast food. Other

head over to www.lambweston.eu/uk , call 0800 963962

foods on the up include Sausage and chips (up 152%),

or email us at salesUK@lambweston.eu

Chicken Burgers (147 per cent) and Chicken Nuggets (146 per cent).


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April and May 2021 • Fastfood Professional


Great Tasting Chicken Needs Great Ingredients


he Southern Fried Chicken range of ingredients from Fast Food Systems is one of the most popular and well-known ingredients ranges in the industry. Created back in the 70s by our founder and improved and added to over time, the range includes the iconic Southern Fried Breading which is known for quality and flavour, and

with the addition of a little Southern Fried Chicken Lemon Pepper is simply a tasty treat found in takeaways and chippys up and down the country. Southern Fried ingredients are made from natural ingredients, our original lemon pepper is coarsely ground and infused with real lemon essence for a flavour that delights everybody. The fascinating back story to our brand sees our founder Arthur Withers travelling the southern states of the USA seeking out new tastes and ideas for what, back then, was the burgeoning concept of fast food. The USA was well ahead of us and fast food had yet to truly arrive in the UK so it made sense to visit its birthplace for inspiration. Arthur understood that this unique taste, coupled with its innovative cooking process was something that the UK market would embrace and he decided to introduce this to his already growing business. After a trip along the Mississippi in a paddle steamer, the brand was born. Over the years the range has grown, adding different flavours and styles of coatings. Fast Food Systems now offers over 25 standard products, as well as bespoke products for export and specific markets, but the core range remains the same offering a combination of great value and great taste as well as some flexibility for the independent operator. Never one to stand still the Southern Fried Chicken range has grown with the addition of twelve Piri Piri ingredients including the very popular Piri Piri Marinade, Piri Piri salt for seasoning fries, five different basting sauces and five finishing sauces in lemon and herb, mild, hot, extra hot and mango and lime, catering for the cautious to the daring. Over the years the Southern Fried Chicken brand has grown and can be found around the world supported by our great range of ingredients, purpose-built equipment and hard-won expertise. If you just want to pick up a bag of breading or design and install a whole new restaurant, Fast Food Systems have the talent and the skills to deliver.


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Adds moisture for improved holding. Improves flavour Improves coating for better taste and appearance Convenient ready to go pack, for the best tasting chicken, every time

Trusted on Taste CONTACT WEBSITE ingredientsexpert@ffsbrands.co.uk www.liplickingingredients.com 0118 944 1100 23

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EQUIPMENT MINI RANGE The VIZU MINI RANGE, based on the Mega Range, but with a compact footprint to fit inside a smaller kitchen, with no loss in work flow or efficiency. Vizu Mini Fries, the little brother to the Mega Fries, offers similar features and capabilities in a form factor that will suit the smallest location while still delivering high sales volumes. With heat from above and below, ample storage in its cupboard base and plenty of space for packaging, it almost seems bigger on the inside than on the outside. The latest addition to the range of pass through display storage, the VI400PTMS combines a reduced footprint with extra height to provide storage for over 100 pieces of chicken. Achieving 75% capacity of its bigger brother at half the width. And the VI005AB Auto Breader combines all the features of its bigger brother in two-thirds of the space. The 1600 Broaster rounds out our Mini Range. Its 6-kilowatt consumption and 405mm wide footprint means it will squeeze into the smallest cook line and energy budget. Our experts will help you decide, deliver & install your Vizu equipment to suit your needs. Our equipment is ideal for temporary, unskilled staff, up to the most demanding of head chefs, or anyone who requires the same high-quality product cooked consistently.

The Best British Equipment We’ve shown you just two of our new and updated innovations to our quick-service range but there’s more to see when you consult with our equipment experts:

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New Irinox ® MultiFresh range takes blast chilling to the Next level Jestic Foodservice Solutions has extended its popular range of Irinox blast chillers with the launch of MultiFresh® Next – the most powerful and efficient blast chillers on the market. With a new natural refrigerant that offers up to 40% quicker chilling and freezing for faster cycles and optimised working times, this new environmentally friendly range guarantees top performance and zero emissions.


ultiFresh® Next is the first range of blast

be a big hit with customers in the UK.”

chillers in the world to work with the green

The new MultiFresh® Next range can be customised to

refrigerant gas R290, better known as propane.

suit each operations’ precise needs. In fact it is possible

When used in conjunction with Irinox’s latest

to choose between two configurations of cycles and

technology, the MultiCircuit, it ensures the best

functions: Essential - the starting point for every kitchen

performance on the market even at partial load, saving up

with four cold functions; chilling, freezing, non-stop and

to 40% of energy in chilling and freezing cycles.

cold holding, and Excellence - for those who want to take

As Steve Morris, Sales Director at Jestic Foodservice

advantage of all the functions of a multifunction blast

Solutions explains: “Chefs have relied on high performance

chiller, together with the new hot and cold functions

Irinox blast chillers for many years to improve food

designed for the most demanding commercial kitchens.

preparation processes and increase products’ shelf-life -

In total, MultiFresh® Next includes up to 12 functions and

helping to reduce costs and waste, and maximise profits.

150 cycles which can be configured by application areas i.e.

The all new MultiFresh® Next range has been completely

gastronomy, pastry, bakery and ice-cream.

redesigned and reengineered and the revolutionary

In addition, there are four types of performance to

technology offers unprecedented levels of customisation,

choose from - Standard: guarantees climate class 4

sustainability, power and innovation and we expect it to

performance and excellent results and quality in chilling


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April and May 2021 • Fastfood Professional


and freezing. In this mode the temperature in the chamber is always uniform thanks to fixed speed fans designed for low temperatures. Turbo: offers maximum performance, power and speed to guarantee excellent results above 40°C environment. This is climate class 5 and enables up to a 30% increase in the chilling or freezing capacity. Eco Silent: The Eco Silent package guarantees efficient performance combined with very low noise emissions. A perfect solution for companies that have to comply with noise limits or pay special attention to the working environment. Turbo Silent:The performance of MultiFresh® Next with the Turbo Silent package combines the performance of the Turbo version with the quietness of the Silent version. The result is a mode with a 30% higher efficiency in chilling and freezing (compared to standard performance),

useful for the most efficient possible control and use of

but with even more power and less volume.

your blast chiller - even when you are not around or are

Working with MultiFresh® Next is easy and intuitive,

busy with another task.

and is as simple as using a smartphone, thanks to a

The MultiFresh® Next is available in six models: S/M/L

touch pad and brand-new interface. Smart Display allows

suitable to hold GN1/1 or 600 x 400 mm trays SL/ML/LL

you to work even more easily and intuitively, thanks to

suitable to hold GN2/1 trays.

a backlit display with a choice of 2 sizes; 4.3’’ and 10’’, both featuring capacitive technology. In addition to the display, you can check the status of the blast chiller from a distance thanks to an LED bar that indicates the progress of cycles and any alarms. You can also connect to your MultiFresh® Next blast chiller from your smartphone with the new FreshCloud™ app to remotely monitor operating data for the current cycle and change settings such








phase duration, as well as HACCP reports and all other information


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April and May 2021 • Fastfood Professional


Street Food Party with the Perfect Indulgent Partnership– German Sausage and British chips! Lamb Weston teams up with The Sausage Man to inspire operators with innovative, celebratory dishes for the coming summer months. And Chef Philli Armitage-Mattin, Master Chef the Professionals 2020 Finalist, has joined the two companies to help kick-off the collaboration in style!


oy is in the air as people across the land

Think German food fused with exciting flavours. One

anticipate letting loose and whooping it up

typically traditional German dish is currywurst and fries,

after lockdown is lifted. So, there’s no better

packed full of spice. So why not go crazy for katsu with

time to share our exciting news – we at Lamb

Philli’s katsu curry with crispy currywurst and togarashi

Weston are beyond chuffed to announce our

fries, using Lamb Weston Hot2Home or Stealth fries?

exciting new partnership with The Sausage Man! Their

“How can you improve upon sausage and mash or a

premium quality range fits perfectly with Lamb Weston,

hot dog with fries?

reflecting our own high standards. They bring the best

super creative, highly flavoursome recipes for us such

from award winning butchers in Germany, with a huge

as Korean kogo – sausage and fries on a stick – that is so

sausage range including delicious bratwurst, beef, pork

Instagrammable consumers and operators will love it!”

and turkey sausages, paprika sausages, frankfurters and

says Andrea Deutschmanek, Lamb Weston’s International

even vegan hot dogs.

Marketing Lead, Northern Europe.

Street Food, outdoor eating, delivery and fusion cuisine will all play a big role for operators reopening in 2021 so how can pubs, restaurants and food truck owners surprise their guests easily with tantalising new recipes?

Chef Philli has dreamed up some

“We gave her the

freedom to create these dishes and she stunned us with strong and bold flavours that will wow!” “Being a chef is about being passionate and creative. It’s about being an artist. We use simple foods and turn them

Lamb Weston and The Sausage Man have the solution

into beautiful creations. Just like Lamb Weston’s products,

– and who better than Chef Philli to cook up some of the

The Sausage Man’s products are perfect for this!” says

yummiest, most irresistible and instagrammable recipes to

Chef Philli.

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of worldwide ingredients.

This gives you the ultimate

completely reimagining ‘sausage and chips’ as a concept.

creativity. Along with that, it’s important to make dishes

Using Lamb Weston’s Dukes of Chippingdom, Proper

colourful and Instagramable. People want their food be

British Chips, and our authentic German sausages as a

beautiful on the plate. The camera eats first.

starting point, Chef Philli tied in complimentary flavours

“I’ve created some simple sausage-based dishes with

from around the world to develop tasty plates that please

Lamb Weston and The Sausage Man, fused with flavours

the eye as well as the tastebuds. This menu is easy to

from around the world, that both look and taste fantastic.

recreate, especially with Chef Philli’s step-by-step videos,

I hope keen cooks will take these ideas and build on them.

and every recipe looks and tastes fantastic!” Cooking with

“My passion is creating delicious dishes that you crave and simplifying them so that the recipes are easy to make for everyone. I love Asian cuisine, and have really enjoyed

Chef Philli - Episode 1: The Korean Kogo - YouTube Street Food party with a perfect indulgent partnership | Lamb Weston / Meijer

experimenting to find the best ways to fuse Asian flavours with these traditional German favourites.” Joshua Grocott, Marketing Director for The Sausage Man, said: “Chef Philli delivered some extraordinary dishes,


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For more innovative ideas, recipes and potato inspiration, head over to www.lambweston.eu/uk, call 0800 963962 or email us at salesUK@lambweston.eu

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By Steve Morris, Sales Director at Jestic Foodservice Solutions

Implement an effective oil management system


fter the huge economic impact of the Coronavirus

of slips and burns associated with catering staff manually

pandemic, operators cannot run the risk of being

handling oil.

hit with large fines for not disposing of used

Exclusively distributed in the UK by Jestic Foodservice

cooking oil responsibly. It has therefore never

Solutions, Frontline manufactures a range of equipment for

been more important for operators to implement

the automated collection, storage, handling and disposal

an effective oil management system like Smart Oil

of cooking oil and grease from fryers, grills and rotisseries.

Management® from Frontline International.

Frontline equipment can pay for itself in as little as 12 to 16

The good news for operators is that Frontline’s Smart Oil

months, so it is perhaps not surprising that Frontline has

Management® can generate revenue from recycling waste

completed over 30,000 installations worldwide, helping

oil into biofuels and renewable energy, in turn improving

250 clients to manage their waste oil and turn it into a

sustainability credentials, whilst reducing the very real risk

profit centre.


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April and May 2021 • Fastfood Professional


Frontline systems can either be plumbed-in allowing for the fully automated top up of fresh oil and the removal of waste oil to a storage tank ready for collection – all without a single drop spilled. To empty used oil from fryers Frontline has a plumbed-in, pump station option which can move oil along to a storage tank at the push of a button or if plumbing isn’t feasible, wheeled caddies can be rolled under fryers to receive waste oil which can be pumped into the tank. A pumped caddy is also available. The used oil storage tanks are constructed from heavygauge stainless steel, are available in a variety of sizes for either internal or external use and incorporate heat pads to keep the oil liquid. They also feature anti-theft electronic locking mechanisms and are linked to a datafed web interface, so operators have full accounting of used cooking oil volumes and can maximise their used oil rebates. Jestic’s experienced sales team can advise on all aspects of implementing Frontline’s Oil Management System including site audits, demonstrations and training tailored to suit the operators’ precise needs. In addition, Jestic’s dedicated Technical Services team of 45 factory-trained technical specialists, offer a wide range of preventative maintenance and reactive repair services 24 hours a day, 364 days a year so caterers can be confident they will receive the highest standard of aftersales service. www.jestic.co.uk 01892 831 960


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April and May 2021 • Fastfood Professional


Synergy Grill Technology are in their element with eGrill launch Ten years ago, Synergy Grill Technology transformed the gas grill market when they launched the original Synergy grill, featuring patented and game-changing, vapourisation system. Now, employing the specialist knowledge that they have amassed over the last decade, Synergy Grill Technology is set to revolutionise the electric grill sector like no other, with the launch of the eGrill.


eaturing never-seen-before technology, the new

quite simply, in order to be called a ‘Synergy Grill’ it has to

Synergy eGrill range is built around a patented

meet certain criteria including: less energy usage, carbon

system of elements which delivers focused and

footprint reduction and, of course, money savings. Inspired

exceptionally high heat to enable faster cooking

by 10 years of specialised knowledge in grill technology,

times and electricity savings up to a massive 25%. Thanks

our brand new patented eGrill technology ticks all these

to a patented atomisation process, that is similar to that

boxes, providing a superior electric solution to commercial

found in Synergy gas grills, the natural food oils are used

kitchens worldwide and further widens our portfolio to

as a secondary heat source, thus turning fat into free fuel.

bring operators the greatest choice in grills.

This delivers an environmentally responsible grill which

As we increasingly move into a more environmentally

saves 12 tons of CO2 residue per year, in comparison to a

friendly and sustainability conscious era, electric grills

standard electric grill.

are becoming more frequently requested, especially from

As the eGrill range also atomises fat, there is no fat tray

countries who are looking to switch to 100% electric in the

for chefs to clean and no risk of irresponsible disposal of

coming years, such as those in Scandinavia and Benelux.

fatty waste. With no fat tray, not only is the Synergy eGrill

We are delighted and proud of our achievement to develop

quick and easy to clean, but it can reduce the number

a product that

of duct and extraction baffle cleans required by a factor of seven, resulting in a cleaner, less polluted working environment for kitchen staff.

complements our existing product base so perfectly with our existing gas-powered range.” Delivering more succulent food with a higher weight

Justin Cadbury, Chairman of Synergy Grill Technology,

yield, food cooked on a Synergy eGrill is self-basted in its

believes that the eGrill has the potential to change the

own natural vapour, resulting in no over-charring or the

electric grill market even more fundamentally than the

‘black smoke’ taste synonymous with conventional grills.

original Synergy Grill transformed the gas grill sector:

Instead, food cooked on a Synergy eGrill is gently smoked

“This Synergy eGrill is an industry-changing new product for those who prefer electricity to gas, but who also want lower energy costs and better food quality. It has taken us a long time to launch the new electric grill because, 32

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for a tender food product with an intense BBQ flavour and defined bar marks, without the need for gas or charcoal. Synergy eGrills are available in 600 and 900D models, as well as a Synergy Outdoor Cook Station. April and May 2021 • Fastfood Professional



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April and May 2021 • Fastfood Professional


Mechline offers free guides to help operators bounce back As the hospitality industry looks ahead to the lifting of lockdown restrictions, Mechline Developments has released two free guides containing a wealth of practical advice to help operators bounce back. The guides offer six steps to help increase restaurant covers and footfall, plus a comparison of air sterilisers and air purifiers so operators can choose the best ommenting on the launch of the guides, Kristian solution to keep their customers Roberts, Marketing Manager at Mechline said: “After three lockdowns restaurants, pubs and and staff safe.


hotels will understandably be eager to finally

welcome back diners so they can start rebuilding their businesses. As a specialist manufacturer of innovative hygiene focused equipment for the foodservice and hospitality industry we are keen to support operators with the insights, advice and strategy shared in these free guides.” Mechline’s guide to increasing covers and footfall includes six strategic steps encompassing: Providing a customer loyalty scheme; Building customer confidence with improved service and experience; Marketing to target local customers; How to leverage the potential of social media; Reducing ‘no shows’ and how to change and adapt your offering with the seasons. Insights shared in the guide include how

loyal customers tend to spend 36% more and that 67% of customers would stay longer and spend more money if they enjoy your customer service. One of the biggest challenges operators face in the year ahead will be customer confidence. Patrons will want to relax, safe in the knowledge that the hospitality business has taken all the necessary precautions to protect them from infection. With this in mind the second Mechline guide explains the differences between air purifiers and air sanitiser/sterilisers, examining how the various technologies work and their respective benefits so operators can make informed decisions about the best solution to protect and reassure customers and staff.

The free guides can be downloaded at: • https://info.mechline.com/guide-to-increasing-restaurantcovers-and-footfall and • https://info.mechline.com/air-steriliser-sanitiser-vs-airpurifier 34

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April and May 2021 • Fastfood Professional


Crem Launches New Mini Range of Awarded Winning Ex3 Espresso Machines


uildford, UK – March 2021 – Following the

recognised as one of the most customisable machines

successful launch of the fully customisable

available. From selecting the colour and finish, through to

and award-winning range of stylish full

specifying the type of lights, pressure gauge and keypad

size EX3 professional espresso machines

control, the EX3 range puts the power of creativity in your

last year, Crem has launched a new compact range for


outlets looking for all theroundcube benefits of the original variant, (3508×2287)

With a full range of models and sizes, the EX3 is perfect

but in two thirds of the width. Available as both one and

for a wide range of outlets from independent coffee

two group machines, the new EX3 Mini options are just

shops to national chains, hotel breakfast bars to pubs and

550mm wide and can be customised, both externally and

contract caterers. Oliver Seidel, VP & Managing Director of

technically in the same way as their full-size counterparts,

Crem, explains more:

to ensure operators can create a machine that has both

“Apart from the obvious quality of drinks that the EX3

the aesthetic looks and operational capabilities that they

can deliver, the standout USP is within its customisation


capabilities. Already one of the most awarded coffee

As a recipient of https://nomad.xssl.net:2096/cpsess6732300341/3rdparty/roundcube/?_task=mail&_frame=1&_mbox=INBOX&_uid=17359&_part=2&_a numerous awards, including the machine ranges in the market, we are delighted to be highly prestigious, IF Design Award and Red Dot Award able to introduce two new compact models that have all (for Product Design) in 2020, the EX3 range is widely

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Hoshizaki adds Glass Door Freezer to popular Gram Compact range Hoshizaki, the world’s leading refrigeration and ice machine manufacturer, has extended its popular Gram Compact range of professional, space saving freezers with the addition of a new glass door model, the 420FG


ith a footprint of just 595mm wide by 667mm deep, the new Compact 420FG glass door freezer is the perfect solution for front of house applications where

space is at a premium - yet it still offers a generous 359 litres (gross) of storage capacity. The glass door makes it easy and convenient for chefs to identify produce or for customers to select an item when the unit is being used as a self-serve cabinet. The Compact 420FG also incorporates Hoshizaki’s smart, advanced controller which provides operators with instant, touch-screen access to a whole host of controls and simplified functions. Commenting on the new Compact glass door model, Simon Frost, Director UK & Ireland, Hoshizaki UK said: “We are delighted to be adding the new glass door freezer to the popular Gram Compact range. A unique ventilated air distribution system, together with an efficient refrigeration system and our new, advanced controller, guarantees safe and superior results, whilst LED lighting is built into the three layered glass door to perfectly showcase products for self-serve customers. Furthermore the 420FG operates as just 36 decibels, so it is as quiet as it is efficient.” The 420FG also scores highly with its green performance credentials as it is B rated for energy efficiency, consuming just 1231 kWh per year and uses the natural refrigerant, R600a. Other features include: an integrated full height door handle providing an easy grip and easy access for cleaning; five anti-spillage tilt prevention shelves; door lock for extra security; automatic defrost feature with the re-evaporation of defrost water and a one piece, no gaps lining means new Gram Compact 420FG glass door freezer is as safe and easy maintain as it is practical and durable. For more information on the new Gram Compact range, or on Hoshizaki, please see www.hoshizaki-europe.com or call 01322 616 900. 36

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Laïta strengthens its product portfolio with a welcome acquisition


aïta, a French dairy co-operative, supplying quality products to the UK, is delighted to announce that it has acquired Marathon Foods Ltd, the London-

based Mediterranean specialist food importer. The acquisition of Marathon, the £10m exclusive supplier

cheese up by 37.8% YOY (to Dec 2020)! This trend is seen

of halloumi to Laïta’s UK subsidiary, Eurilait, secures the

across sales to all major retailers and consumer liking of

supply of this popular grilling cheese at a time when the

this cheese is set to continue when they are permitted to

UK has seen rapid growth in the hot-eating cheese trend

eat ‘out’ again.

across retail and foodservice, and expands the dairy’s product portfolio internationally.

The security of supply that the acquisition offers Laïta means it can continue to provide its foodservice, retail

Halloumi presents a versatile product suitable for many

and industrial customers with the array of formats it has

applications and has become particularly popular in recent

become known for; its production capabilities include

years; the dairy has seen massive growth in demand for

precision cut slices, crumb, cubes, batons and the much

its UK foodservice customers on restaurant and take away

in demand, halloumi fries.

menus, as well as becoming a top supermarket purchase

foodservice operators save time, improve portion control

during lockdown.

and reduce waste.

Kantar data* supports strong consumer interest in this popular cheese, highlighting sales of halloumi and grilling

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eading fried chicken brand to open first UK

an agreement between PLK Europe GmbH, a subsidiary of

restaurant by end of 2021 as part of broader

Restaurant Brands International Inc. (“RBI”), Ring International

European expansion plan

Holdings (“RIH”) and hospitality-industry veteran, Elias Diaz

Popeyes® partners with Ring International

Sese. RIH is a family-owned international conglomerate led by

Holdings and Elias Diaz Sese to open hundreds of

Ralph Martens and guided by Ralph Lanckohr as CEO. Elias

restaurants in the UK

Diaz Sese is a former Executive of RBI.


The first Popeyes® restaurant in the UK is expected to

KINGDOM - Popeyes®, the iconic US fried chicken

open by the end of 2021 and will represent the brand’s 11th

restaurant brand, today announces its plan to enter the

country in the Europe, the Middle East and Africa region,

United Kingdom in 2021, with the goal of opening 350 new

which already has more than 350 Popeyes restaurants.

restaurants in the UK over the next 10 years as part of an ambitious European expansion plan.

Over the course of its 49-year history, Popeyes® has carved a niche in the global fried chicken market through

Founded in New Orleans in Louisiana in 1972, Popeyes®

its proprietary cooking techniques and authentic Louisiana

is a global player in the fried chicken market and currently

flavours. Popeyes® has developed great tasting products

boasts 3,400 restaurants across 29 countries. Today’s

that make it a point of reference even for celebrity chefs.

announcement builds on Popeyes® expansion in the

Today’s news means that UK guests can soon look

European market and follows successful roll-outs in Spain

forward to enjoying Popeyes® world-famous products,

in 2019 and Switzerland last year.

such as the brand’s signature Chicken Sandwich, which

Popeyes® will enter the UK market as part of


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was the subject of one of the most successful launches in Quick Service Restaurant

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history when it was released in the USA in August 2019. Popeyes® is committed to replicating its successful international formula for British guests. Popeyes® believes

Popeyes® and we look forward to offering an alternative product in a major international market that we believe is ripe for disruption. We can’t wait to get started!”.

that the best food takes time, starting by marinating the

Andreas Hacker, CEO of RIH in Scandinavia and the UK,

chicken for 12 hours in bold Louisiana seasonings while

comments: “We are extremely proud to bring this beloved

using fresh and locally sourced chicken. All Popeyes®

brand to the United Kingdom. We want to become the first

chefs are classically trained and bring an uncompromising

choice for chicken in the country by serving our guests

passion for food and a commitment to honour Louisiana

fresh and locally sourced chicken, offering the iconic

food, flavours and traditions.

tastes and joy of Popeyes® through a rich in-store and

Popeyes® launch into the UK market is expected to lead

digital experience.”

to major investment in market-leading talent and digital

Elias Diaz Sese, Co-founder of Popeyes® UK, comments:

innovation. Popeyes® UK will create a number of new jobs,

“We are very pleased to launch Popeyes®, a brand that

spanning critical operational roles in construction, supply

has brought moments of celebration to guests globally,

chain and distribution as well as provide a direct boost to

something we believe is important more now than ever.

the UK hospitality sector by hiring talent to prepare and

It allows us to contribute in hardship moments for the

serve Popeyes® world-famous products to UK guests.

country by creating hundreds of career opportunities. We

Popeyes® is also committed to bringing a market-leading

truly aspire to become an employer of reference for big-

digital experience to UK guests, utilising personalisation

hearted talent through care, service and supporting the

and the latest service channels to serve our guests in the

neighbourhoods in which we operate’’.

iconic hospitable way that is characteristic of the brand. David Shear, President International of RBI, comments: “We are excited to announce that we are going to be bringing the Popeyes® brand to the UK. Popeyes® has established itself as an international brand, famed for the creation of authentic, Louisiana-inspired fried chicken products. Our UK launch will build on other successful international expansions in Spain, Switzerland, China, the Philippines and most recently in Sri Lanka. We are confident that our UK guests will love their fried chicken from


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About Popeyes® Founded in New Orleans in 1972, Popeyes® has more than 45 years of history and culinary tradition. Popeyes® distinguishes itself with a unique New Orleans style menu featuring spicy chicken, chicken tenders, fried shrimp, and other regional items. The chain’s passion for its Louisiana heritage and flavorful authentic food has allowed Popeyes® to become one of the world’s largest chicken quick-service restaurants with over 3,300 restaurants in the U.S. and around the world.

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AI BECOMES REALITY FOR HOSPITALITY: IT’S LOLLY LAUNCHES LOLLY SNAPSERVE Vision-based, cashier-less checkout serves up seamless style and speedy transactions


t’s Lolly, the digital EPOS and commerce specialist,

system. Fresh daily dishes, or new/special menu items take

is proud to debut Lolly SnapServe – its cashierless,

just a moment to upload via a mobile phone image.

fully-automated checkout solution. The vision-based,

Security features are inbuilt to the checkout, providing

automated system creates a swift and completely

the hospitality provider with peace of mind. If a guest

contactless walk-through experience for the customer and

leaves without successfully authorising payment, the kiosk

is a highly efficient new use of AI technology in the UK

displays a warning and flashes a red light.

hospitality sector.

Peter Moore, CEO of It’s Lolly: “We are very excited

Perfect for the large corporate canteen or a busy

to be launching Lolly SnapServe to market and using AI

grab-and-go hospitality environment, Lolly SnapServe

to improve efficiency for both providers and customers.

is designed to eliminate queues and improve efficiency.

Hospitality providers now have the opportunity to utilise

Time per transaction can be reduced to just three seconds.

this advanced technology and offer next level seamless

Customers simply place their tray under the vision-based

service. Lolly SnapServe is part of Lolly’s integrated

kiosk, which uploads a photo to the SnapServe system. To

product range, thus creating a fully closed-loop ordering

pay, the

and payment environment.


scans the unique

their Lolly app to identify themselves,

QR code on

and checks out.

“From a commercial point of view, Lolly SnapServe makes

The customer’s order confirmation and receipt will be sent

real business sense. This is not technology for technology’s

through within a few minutes of their check-out showing a

sake. The product’s commercials work. SnapServe uses

list of items purchased and a digital receipt that they can

computer vision and AI to speed up transactions, reduce

review in the App.

queuing times (which aids social distancing) and improve

By removing the touchscreen and human contact elements at the checkout, Lolly SnapServe helps support social distancing, and other Covid-19 safety protocols.

hygiene, as touch screens and human contact are removed from the checkout process. “SnapServe is the next stage of Lolly’s evolution as we

Any canteen can get started with 100% accuracy from

continue to work with clients

day one, without change to business processes, or training.

to take technology and the

The kiosk is simple to manage, with packaged and standard

customer experience to the next

items requiring just a single photo to be uploaded to the

level.” https://www.itslolly.com


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UK kebab industry launches its first trade association Sector unveils the Kebab Alliance The UK kebab industry, which generates some £2.8bn every year, has established it’s first-ever trade body to represent the sector’s interests - the Kebab Alliance. Chair of the Alliance is Ibrahim Dogus, founder of the British Kebab Awards, restaurateur, and current Chair of the British Takeaway Campaign.


he Kebab Alliance will promote the industry and represent its interests with government and regulators. It will also play a key role in educating consumers about kebabs and

Unilever, commented: “Not only are kebabs delicious,

changing stereotypical perceptions of the industry and its

the sector contributes significantly to local communities


and economies. Kebab entrepreneurs are increasingly

Founding members of the Association include Just Eat,

modernising what they have to offer, bringing the cuisine

Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream and Hellmann’s, all major suppliers

to a new generation of consumers, and we are delighted

to the kebab sector.

that our products can play a part in this ongoing success.”

Said Dogus: “Kebabs are the fourth most popular takeaway in Britain but this major food sector has never before benefitted from a collective voice. With the

The Kebab Alliance will concentrate its activities on five key areas including:

challenges we all face today, from the pandemic to new

• championing the healthy, nutritional benefits of kebabs;

international trading relationships, it is vital that we work

• upholding the tradition of skilled, quality kebab-making;

together. There has therefore never been a better time to

• promoting best-in-class standards across the industry;

launch the Kebab Alliance: a true representative of the

• ensuring a seamless, sustainable and ethical supply

British kebab industry and its positive role in communities around the country.”

chain; • advocating an appropriate regulatory landscape.

Matt Bushby, Marketing Director at Just Eat, added: “Kebabs are a perennial favourite of the Just Eat customer

Members will include industry suppliers, fine-dining

and we’ve been working with the UK kebab industry since

restaurants and takeaways, as well as service providers.

our inception. We are a long-standing supporter of the

There are currently around 17,000 kebab outlets in the

Great British Kebab Awards, which recognises excellence

UK, supporting around 200,000 jobs. The kebab industry

within the industry but the launch of the Kebab Alliance

is one of the most inclusive food sectors in the UK, with

will help give a significant additional boost to the sector,

many employees of Kurdish, Turkish, Greek, Lebanese and

by raising its profile amongst consumers and championing

Armenian backgrounds.

the healthy, nutritional benefits of kebabs. Horacio Cal, UK Off Premise & E-Comm Director at 41

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World’s first MSC certified fish and chip shop celebrates 12 years of sustainable seafood Scotland’s Anstruther Fish Bar and Restaurant is celebrating twelve years of serving delicious sustainable seafood after it gained its Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) recertification last month. (1)


fishery off south-west Africa which is hugely popular with customers. The South African hake fishery last month gained its MSC recertification for the fourth time and has been certified for 16 years. Alison added: “The biggest challenge we foresee in the protection of our oceans is education. As individuals, we

he Fife fish bar became the world’s first MSC

can all do our own wee bit but we most importantly need

certified fish and chip shop in April 2009 and

to help raise awareness on a global scale that our oceans

has been cooking up sustainable seafood ever

need protecting - now.”


This sentiment is backed up by a survey conducted for

Owner Alison Smith said she was thrilled to be recertified.

MSC by GlobeScan which showed that some 83 per cent of

“I can’t believe it is twelve years since we got involved with

UK consumers are willing to take action to protect fish and

the MSC!” she said.

seafood in the future. (3)

Loren Hiller, Senior Commercial Officer at MSC, UK

The fish bar, located in the East Neuk area of Fife

& Ireland, commented: “This is a huge milestone for

opposite the picturesque harbour, opened in 2003.

both Anstruther Fish Bar and Restaurant and the MSC.

Alison and her husband Robert had been running a fish

Anstruther was the first ever fish and chip shop to become

processing business for many years before this, supplying

MSC certified and it has played a vital role in serving

hand-filleted haddock to fish and chips shops and retailers

customers with certified sustainable seafood for the last

throughout the region. Fishing is in the blood for both of

twelve years. Its ongoing commitment reinforces the


importance of sustainable sourcing and protecting fish for

Alison explains: “Generations of both our families made

future generations and more fish and chip shops are now

their living in the fishing and related industries here in this

following in its footsteps.

wee corner of Fife, from the early 1700s right through to

“With MSC commissioned research (2) showing that

present day. Mainly as fishermen and fish curers but also

almost three-quarters of seafood consumers believe we

as carters, coopers and herring girls, they worked hard to

should only eat seafood from sustainable sources there

provide for their crews and their families.

has never been a more important time to source from MSC certified sustainable fisheries.” The restaurant serves hake from a MSC certified 42

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MOOOVE OVER TO THE NEW THICKSHAKE MIX WITH JERSEY DAIRY GOODNESS The new Vanilla Thickshake Mix from Jersey Dairy is made with milk straight from their famous Jersey cows on the island of Jersey. Perfectly balanced to create a smooth and creamy milkshake every time, the mix can be used in a milkshake machine or blitzed in a high speed blender to create different flavours.


hickshake was made especially for milkshake

Toffee Shake

machines, with all the right ingredients to create


consistently perfect shakes.

• 150ml Jersey Dairy Vanilla Thickshake mix

Once the shake is

ready, syrups can be added to create tasty flavour

• 150ml milk

combinations such as vanilla and toffee, spiced vanilla, or

• 2 tbsp toffee yogurt

vanilla mocha.

• 1/2 banana (even better if it’s frozen!)

It also makes a great ingredient, giving operators the

• 1 date

opportunity to whip up their own special recipes in a high

• Piece of chocolate

speed blender. Just add fresh ingredients to create tasty,


fruity combinations, for example strawberry yogurt and

• Chop the date into small pieces.

fresh raspberries for a summer berry combo. Or whisk up

• Blend all of the ingredients together.

our delicious Toffee Shake – see the recipe below.

• Pour into a glass and grate some choccie on the

“A high quality milk is required to create a high quality milkshake, and we believe our Jersey cows produce the very best milk there is,” says David Ashton, Jersey Dairy UK Sales Manager. “Our herds are allowed to graze freely on natural grass and they produce a unique type of milk

top! Enjoy!

Top tip Make sure that all of the ingredients have been well chilled in the fridge beforehand. If not, add ice!

with a worldwide reputation for its taste and creaminess.

For more recipes using the Jersey Dairy Vanilla Thick

This translates into a fantastic milkshake mix.”

Shake Mix, see the Jersey Dairy website www.jerseydairy.com

The Jersey Dairy has an unrivalled heritage and herds which can be traced back to 1763. The milk contains a unique type of butterfat and more calcium and protein than milk from other breeds of cow. It also has a higher level of vitamins and minerals and is good for the immune system. As well as producing milk of extraordinary quality, the Jersey Dairy offers operators the confidence of knowing that they are sourcing sustainably. The dairy is the first in the world to be awarded a LEAF Marque due to the environmental credentials of the milk production process on the island. 43

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Quiche! the

Pidy’s secret recipe creates the ultimate quiche case


ebruary 2021 - Belgian ready-to-fill pastry specialist Pidy has introduced the ultimate pastry case for creating quiches for every occasion. The individual quiche cases (8,5 x

h 2,1cm) have a crisp, flaky texture and neutral flavour which perfectly complements seasonal, savoury fillings of all-kinds, from fool-proof quiche Lorraine through to more adventurous creations. The secret to Pidy’s perfect quiche cases is the pressed puff pastry (rough-puff) which is made from a traditional Dutch method unique to Pidy. This achieves the perfect texture that ensures the pastry stays firm when cold with no unwanted sogginess due to excellent moisture resistance. This will undoubtfully provide peace of mind for foodservice professionals preparing ahead of time or offering a takeaway or delivery service. Operators continue to be met with many challenges due to Covid-19, such as running kitchens with reduced staff or closing temporarily at short notice, which is why versatile long-life products, like Pidy pastry, are so invaluable. The quiche cases can simply be re-baked with different fillings, topped with potato



pastry lids or even filled



frozen for preparing in advance. Fabien



Manager at Pidy UK, comments on the company’s signature rough-puff recipe: “What makes the pastry used for our quiche cases so special is the traditional rough-puff recipe which creates just the right amount of crisp flakiness and all-important crunch whilst still holding up well to all kinds of fillings. As we approach spring, quiches are a menu staple that are easily adaptable, and we’re delighted to make customers lives that little bit easier with our ready-to-fill quiche cases!” As a global leader in ready-to-fill pastry since 1967, Pidy continues to develop new products that provide exceptional quality, variety and trend-setting innovation in the exciting culinary art of pastry. The Pidy quiche range includes a selection of sizes and is available in a vegan, gluten-free and wholemeal pastry to offer customers even more flexibility. All Pidy products are ambient and the quiche cases have a 12-month shelf life. For more information on the Pidy range, please visit www.pidy.co.uk or call 01604 705666. 44

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VFC The Vegan Fried Chick*n Start-Up with Global Ambitions


FC is an activist brand that makes delicious feel-good vegan food in a bid to win round meat-eaters and

put factory farms out of business. The VFC stands, of course, for Vegan Fried Chick*n, and the company says

its products - bites and fillets in a crispy corn flake coating

- look, cook and taste like chicken, while in fact being made from wheat protein.

The company, which began trading only in December

2020, is the brainchild of Veganuary founder Matthew

Glover. Glover met his business partner Adam Lyons at York restaurant, Source, where owner-chef Lyons served vegan

He says: “We have also been fielding large numbers of

enquiries from UK food service wholesalers and outlets. Feedback from early stockists has been exceptional with our

first partner in Cambridge telling us that VFC accounted for

75% of their total sales in the first week after launch. They saw a marked increase in traffic and orders following the

introduction of VFC and have expanded the range and order sizes in order to keep up with demand.”

The small team with huge ambition has already held

meetings with several of the country’s retail giants. “I have been in many similar meetings over the years,” says McGuckin,

“pitching new products to supermarkets but none that have played out like that. We went in there trying to sell, and they just cut to the chase and asked when can you get this to us?”

The company expects to announce major UK retail and

wholesale deals in the coming months.

meals alongside meat, fish and vegetarian options. “Among

VFC Products & Stockists

the meals on offer was the best vegan fried chick*n I had ever

Currently, VFC’s range

tasted,” says Glover. He thought that if people just tried it,

consists of:

they would realise that factory farming and slaughter were not needed to get the taste and texture of meat. Inspired by Glover, Lyons took part in Veganuary and then, with Covid-19 threatening the livelihoods of restaurateurs and the idea of VFC taking shape, Glover took Lyons inside a typical

• Bites, Original and Spicy, in 500g, 1kg & bulk • Fillets, Original and Spicy, in retail & bulk • Bites & Fries ready meals, in Original and Spicy

industrial chicken farm. “Adam had never thought too closely

They are available online at VFC.co.uk, and two online

about how chickens were reared before then, and that visit

supermarkets: The VeganKind and

was a game-changer for him. He went in as a fledgling vegan

Vevibes, as well as from various

and came out one hundred per cent committed to getting VFC

stockists around the country,

into the mainstream market.”

including: • BVRGER, London

Activist Aims

• Shrub Grub, Cardiff

You can’t miss the rich seam of

• The Good Food Shop, York

activism running right through

• YUZU Streetfood, York

VFC’s branding. Bold packaging features stylised graffiti and

• Veto Meato, Cambridge

campaign messaging, while the website hosts the filmed

• Vx, Bristol

visit inside the chicken farm. Even the company’s mission

• Nature’s Basket, Wolverhampton

statement* draws on the history of social justice movements

• Chuck Chick, Norwich

but there is no finger-wagging here. At the heart of the

• Mighty Wiener, Bournemouth

company lies positivity and wit, and great-tasting food.

• Halloumilicious, Worthing & Brighton

Rapid Growth The company’s first months of trading have seen phenomenal

Contact and Sales Enquiries

growth, overseen by Stewart McGuckin, Director of Sales,

To find out more about the company, its mission and products,

formerly of Nestle and 2 Sisters Food Group. He describes

visit VFC.co.uk. For sales enquiries, contact Stewart McGuckin

the two-month period after launch as “eight weeks of

at stewart@vfc.co.uk / 07388 013344

unprecedented enquiries across all channels and markets while also achieving market-leading first-month sales”.

* VFC’s Mission Statement: Ours is an act of positive rebellion against a system that has brought us climate change, environmental destruction,

McGuckin has fielded calls from food service and retail

factory farming and slaughterhouses. We applaud those who fight serious

distributors, as well as wholesalers from every continent,

injustice with placards and demonstrations, with letters to MPs. We salute

all keen to stock VFC. In addition, there has been significant

those who take to the streets with megaphones or lock themselves to

interest both from investors and from people wishing to open

railings. Our way to dismantle this destructive system is with great food.

franchises around the world.

This is our sit-down protest.


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The Budget: What it means for SMEs and what to do next


n Wednesday, 3rd March, Chancellor Rishi Sunak

and leisure properties in England will pay no business

announced the Government’s latest Budget,

rates for three months from 1 April when combined with

perhaps the most significant

for businesses in recent times due to the events of the last 12 months. We’re breaking down the key policies affecting British small and medium enterprise (SME) businesses, how they trade, pay tax and the effect on jobs. In addition, we highlight how businesses can start to re-launch their recovery and invest, build and grow their businesses as a result of the measures featured in the budget and the recent road to recovery.

Job Retention (Furlough) Scheme The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme has been extended until 30 September 2021. Employers can continue to claim 80% of wages up to £2,500 per month up until the end of June, reducing to 70% in July and 60% in August and September as employers will be expected to pay 10% towards the hours their staff do not work in July, increasing to 20% in August and September, as the economy reopens.

Restart Grants One off cash grants of up to £18,000 for hospitality, accommodation, leisure, personal care and gym businesses in England.

Small Business Rates Relief, with further relief available for the rest of the year.

VAT Reduction The temporary 5% reduced rate of VAT has been extended until 30 September 2021, supporting tourism and hospitality sectors. After this period, the rate will increase to 12.5% for a further six months until 31st March 2022, before returning to 20%.

Corporation Tax The rate of Corporation Tax will increase to 25%, but will not take effect until 2023, for businesses with profits of more than £50,000. For those companies below this figure, the figure will remain at 19%. Now that we know what the immediate future is for jobs, tax, grants and loans, with a speculative road map for the re-opening of gyms, restaurants, bars and retail, among other businesses and sectors, we are looking to support those businesses that want to re-launch and secure funding to improve their cash flow, and get their businesses back where they should be.

Secure funding With the government offering grants and the Recovery Loan Scheme to support businesses in their re-launch, it

Recovery Loan Scheme

is important that business owners make the most of this

A new loan scheme to support access to finance for UK

opportunity to secure funding that could be key to helping

business as they grow and recover from the disruption

them get under way again. The CBIL Scheme is ending on

of the COVID-19 pandemic. Similar to the CBIL Scheme

30th March, giving businesses 4 weeks to submit their final

Johnson Reed has been providing to businesses since

applications to secure funding under the current criteria.

March last year, it will be accessible to limited companies

Whatever business you own, you need to be sure that you

affected by COVID-19, offering term loans, asset finance

are covered for the next 6, 12, 18 months and beyond,

and invoice finance. The scheme launches on 6 April and

as the last 12 months have taught us that anything can

is open until 31 December, subject to review, and we will

happen in business, and whilst these options are available

continue to keep our customers and suppliers updated.

it is essential that you guarantee your business can sustain

However, before April, the CBIL Scheme is ending on 30th

and grow for years to come.

March, this is the last opportunity to secure funding with 12 months of no repayments and applications are still being accepted.

Invest in equipment and assets Sectors such as leisure and hospitality are likely to boom when life returns to normal. People want to go to the gym

Business Rates Holiday

again, eat out, have a drink and enjoy their spare time,

The business rates holiday in England has been extended

and it’s going to be a competitive market. This is why

by an additional three months, meaning retail, hospitality

we’re encouraging British businesses to get a head start


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healthy cash flow whilst also expanding and growing to

to make their businesses more efficient, deliver a better

provide great products and services to your customers

service with better value for money and attract customers.

and clients.

By improving your offering, whether that’s a new set of

“This budget is one we look on with optimism. We are

spin bikes or a new kitchen, you are future-proofing your

glad that the Government are supporting businesses with

business for the challenges and setting it up to succeed.

the Recovery Loan Scheme and hope that those eligible

We work with suppliers that produce a high quality of

businesses will make the most of the opportunity to

equipment across any industry, and we can source the

future-proof their businesses and get ready to re-launch

finance to make your business a success.

when the the time is right. We encourage businesses to

Create a strong cash flow It is important now to keep your funds, save them for a rainy day and improve your cash flow. With the unpredictability of business and how you trade, in our experience the strong businesses are those that look to the future and invest in their business by managing their finances carefully and using efficient methods to finance their premises, equipment and essentials. By keeping cash using alternative finance to strengthen your business you can protect it long term, creating a manageable and

make the most of CBILS whilst we still have it, as after 30th March there will be a different scheme with different criteria, this is the last opportunity to secure funding with 12 months of no repayments. By balancing cash flow and investment we’re confident that now is the time to push on and put businesses in a strong position to carry on trading and thriving for years to come. We’re looking forward to working with more suppliers and businesses and helping them achieve their aims without financial burden.” Mark Johnson, Johnson Reed

JJ Launches Nationwide Driver Recruitment Campaign JJ Foodservice is recruiting drivers across the UK to anticipate an increase in demand as restaurants and pubs prepare to re-open on April 12th.


he wholesaler is currently recruiting drivers across its 11 UK branches – including ‘family friendly’ positions that fit in around term times.

Despite the devastating impact of COVID, JJ retained

almost every member of its team and grew sales by 1.3% for the past calendar year, while customer numbers increased by 22%. “With outdoor hospitality opening on April 12th and indoor venues opening from May 17th we anticipate a surge in demand,” said Head of Operations, Kaan Hendekli. “Having taken on 22% more customers last year – we want to make sure we are ready to respond,” he added. Vacancies can be viewed here: https://www.jjfoodservice. com/vacancies 47

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by investing in the equipment and assets that are going


Enjoy Stevie, exclusively launches a BOGOF promotion with Papa John’s


ewly released platform Enjoy Stevie seems to be creeping through the discount scene, what once was just a restaurant platform before lockdown

to now supporting a wide range of nationwide brands, from cheaper experiences to getaways, cinemas to retail and eating at home with the heavyweights of the pizza world, Pizza Hut Delivery and newly joined Papa John’s with a buy one get one free pizza promotion when using Stevie Monday to Thursdays, across their 423 UK locations. Stevie is also gearing up to help the restaurant industry with its reopening, a spokesperson from Enjoy Stevie says,

pre lockdown, we have proven that there is still a way to

”The Eat Out To Help Out scheme was so successful in

drive these customers through doors long after the EOTHO

2020 with 64 million vouchers used over a 4-week period,

scheme is gone. To give you an idea, Stevie has linked up

which demonstrates the power of offering discounts and

with one of the nation’s favourites, Turtle Bay on their

also proves people are willing to get out more if the price

return to offer customers an exclusive £10 free gift card.

is right, which makes It a no brainer to support restaurants

This type of promotion works effectively.”

on their return.

Enjoy Stevie is also making its entrance into Europe

It’s not easy for customers to part with their hard-

with its first stop in Ireland this April and releasing in a

earned cash these days, especially after a long stretch

handful of other countries in 2021 with a real focus on the

through lockdown you start to learn the value of money a

hospitality sector.

little more, so if the EOTHO scheme is reintroduced after

Stevie could actually become your new best friend,

lockdown 3.0 for only a short period of time, numbers will

‘Take Stevie With You’, ‘Eat With Stevie’, ‘It’s Cheaper With

naturally drop thereafter.

Stevie’.. you get the gist.

We’ve found with recent Enjoy Stevie stats that there is

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Jessie Kaur, Creative Stevie Ltd

a percentage off, a percentage off sometimes doesn’t

London, United Kingdom

feel real to some customers but money off does. After

020 7183 3205

experiencing large footfall through our partner’s doors


JJ Supplies 22% More Foodservice Customers in 2020


Foodservice has reported a 22% increase in

with great deals ¬– our low prices and fast service helped

foodservice accounts for the year ending 31

to attract many new businesses,” said Mehmet.

December 2020, following a surge in sales to takeaways. “It’s been a challenging twelve months for the eating out sector, with many businesses forced to close or make cutbacks”, said Senior Category Manager, Mehmet Can Nohutcu. “But many restaurants and takeaways have adapted quickly, moving online and modifying menus,” he added. JJ worked together with manufacturers early on in the lockdown to secure good availability and prices on takeaway essentials, including pizza cheese, burgers and packaging products.

Savings were shared with customers through exclusive ‘pay online offers’, marketed through

weekly emails,

digital brochures and social media advertising. Sales of biodegradable and compostable packaging increased by 61% while pizza boxes were up 54% and fish and chip boxes increased by 41%. Thousands of takeaways used JJ for the first time last year, contributing towards record sales of £225M in the year to 31 December 2020, up 1.3% on the previous year. The pay online offers resulted in 85% of customers ordering online, versus 70% in 2019.

“Not only did we support our existing takeaway customers 48

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The fast-casual brand will bring greater momentum to its UK growth ambitions, with plans to almost double its portfolio and create in the region of 1800 new jobs


erman Doner Kebab has delivered a significant rise in UK total sales in 2020, up 81 per cent from the previous 12 months. Same-store sales for

2020 were also up 51 per cent on 2019 Further international growth is planned for North America, Europe and the Middle East. German Doner Kebab has confirmed its position as the UK’s fastest-growing restaurant chain after announcing

during the Pandemic and there continues to be a huge

that it will open 47 new restaurants in the UK during 2021.

demand for our game-changing kebabs.

The plans will almost double the fast-casual brand’s

“It is therefore very exciting to be announcing these

footprint as it continues its mission of bringing the GDK

latest growth plans for the next 12 months as we build on

experience to more cities and towns throughout the UK.

the great momentum we delivered during 2020.

The ambitious growth strategy will build on the 12

“Our plans will almost double our portfolio and create

restaurants that were opened during 2020 and will bring

in the region of 1800 jobs as we continue to disrupt the

in the region of 1800 new jobs throughout the country.

market space and maintain our mission of building the

Key new locations in the expansion will include

fast-casual brand of the future.”


German Doner Kebab will also forge ahead with

Stockport, Stirling and additional sites in London and

international growth in 2021. Expansion is planned in

Glasgow. Rich Collie, who joined from Nando’s as Head

Canada and US following the launch of its first restaurant

of Project Management, will manage the build-out of the

in Canada’s Ottawa.




expansion plans. The fast-casual brand of the future has also delivered

Further growth is also set to be announced for Ireland and Spain in Europe, as well as Saudi Arabia.

a significant rise in UK total sales in 2020, up 81 per cent

Imran Sayeed continued: “The next 12 months are going

from the previous 12 months. Same-store sales for 2020

to be extremely exciting for German Doner Kebab as we

were also up 51 per cent on 2019.

expand our footprint and reach more consumers across

German Doner Kebab is revolutionising the kebab in the UK, bringing a fresh, high-quality taste sensation that has made it the number one spot to enjoy a kebab.

the UK and our international growth regions.” “The global demand reflects our position as one of the world’s most exciting fast-casual brands.

Freshly prepared in front of customers, the game-

“We have developed strong franchise relationships in

changing kebabs are made using premium, lean, succulent

key global locations and we are now working closely with

meats and fresh local vegetables, served in handmade

our partners to take forward development plans and bring

toasted breads with unique signature sauces.

the German Doner Kebab experience to new regions.

Now employing over 1500 people throughout the

Based in Glasgow, Scotland, the brand is growing at

country, the brand boasts a development pipeline of 350

great pace with 76 restaurants in UK, Europe and Middle

franchise units over the next seven years.

East, and now rapidly expanding in the USA, Canada, Saudi

Imran Sayeed, CEO, said: “We have been extremely agile 49

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German Doner Kebab Set To Open 47 New Restaurants In The Uk By The End Of 2021


Zero To Landfill: Roadchef leads the way as Britain’s greenest motorway services 18 February 2020: Leading motorway service area (MSA) provider Roadchef has today announced it made carbon savings equivalent to approximately 250,000 miles driven by an average car in 2019-2020. Since the beginning of Roadchef’s ‘Talking Rubbish’

of increased demand for high speed EV charging.

campaign, the zero-waste accredited operator has

Mike Jackson, Director of Supply Chain Management

implemented a host of eco-friendly measures and

and Head of Charity at Roadchef, commented: “Caring,

delivered its ‘zero to landfill’ promise.

uncomplicated and positively obsessive are Roadchef’s

Among the measures to achieve this goal is a ground-

core values and we adhere to these in everything we do,

breaking closed loop PET recycling solution, which sees

including when it comes to the environment. In recent

plastic collected and recycled into the Harrogate Spring

years we have worked with both Highways England and

water bottles which Roadchef sells in its outlets. It also

the government Department for Environment, Food and

includes the recycling of waste coffee grounds into biofuel,

Rural Affairs (DEFRA), to help reduce the volume of litter

the use of food waste digestors and using 100% renewable

along our roads and motorways.

energy, including energy produced from Roadchef’s own solar panels.

“We also make it simple for our customers to recycle at Roadchef, and I believe this has helped us achieved our

In addition, mixed recycling is processed in an on-site

zero to landfill status. Working with key partners, this work

compactor before being turned into energy at waste

to look after the environment will continue well into the

recycling plant. These various activities are supported in


partnership with operators including UKWSL, Unisan and Creed Foodservice.

Mark Fox, CEO at Roadchef, added: “We take our responsibilities towards reducing our impact on the

Boasting an impressive record of being ahead of the

environment very seriously and we’re delighted to have

sustainability curve, Roadchef was the first company in

made real progress in recent years. We’re looking forward

the UK to introduce reverse vending machines for coffee

to making even bigger inroads in the years ahead through

cups, as well as plastic bottles in 2019, alongside Coca Cola

water and energy efficiencies, electrification of our vehicle

and Costa Coffee. The MSA operator is now able to divert

fleet and continuing to leverage technical innovation to

100% of its waste away from landfill.

reduce our impact on the planet. We believe we can make

Roadchef is also supporting the move towards

Britain’s roads a safer and happier place by de-stressing

decarbonisation by introducing rapid electric vehicle

and delighting those who stop at our MSAs, whilst making

charging points at each of its service areas, in anticipation

sure we do that in an environmentally responsible way.”

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Brusco Food Group announce exclusive partnership with Smart Salt® bringing patented Sodium Reduction Technology to UK food manufacturers and food service


rusco Food Group are excited to announce their

Andrew Ashby from Brusco Food Group says “We are

exclusive UK partnership with Smart Salt® to

always looking at innovative products that tackle the major

help companies meet the new 2024 sodium

challenges in our food supply chain. While businesses

reduction targets announced in September

have been addressing sodium reduction for many years,

2020 by Public Health England.

product functionality and/or taste is becoming harder. We

patented technology from Finland. It enables sodium

believe the proven capability of Smart Salt® will provide

reduction of up to 60% without compromising on taste or

significant opportunities for food companies to meet the

product performance.

new voluntary targets announced in September 2020 by

“Smart Salt® has a very successful application record in a broad category of food products. Its success can

Public Health England which call for further reductions of up to 20% by 2024”.

be attributed to its technological functionality that

Later this year Smart Salt® will broaden its reach into the

often mirrors regular salt” comments Dr. Helen Mitchell,

consumer marketplace with a range of gourmet condiment

Consulting Director Smart Salt® Oy.

blends designed to help consumers and chefs reduce sodium

It is clear more action needs to be taken in the UK to reduce sodium in our diets to address many of the health

intake. This will be launched under the Suölo™ brand. More information is available at www.suolo.world

issues associated with high blood pressure. Regularly

Since 1987, G. Bruce & Co.Ltd, trading as Brusco Food

eating too much salt puts us at an increased risk of

Group, has been a specialist in the supply of bulk food

developing high blood pressure which is the main risk

ingredients to food manufacturers, food service outlets,

factor for stroke and a major risk factor for heart attack.

and the travel industry. It supplies high-quality ingredients

Over 16 million people in the UK have high blood pressure.

from accredited factories across the globe to provide

Available from the 1st February 2021, Smart Salt®

the food industry with a reliable supply chain of quality

offers perfect taste optimisation with no bitter or metallic aftertaste. Consumer acceptability data indicates a high degree of acceptability at very low sodium levels.


driving further sodium reduction without impacting

Smart Salt® is a sodium reduction system based on

assured products. Key product ranges include beans, pulses, seeds, grains, herbs, spices, frozen, chilled, ambient and dehydrated

The benefits of using Smart Salt® goes much further than

vegetables, dried fruit, bulk alcohol (beer, cider, wine

just reducing sodium. The formulation also includes high

and spirits), coconut, sauces, pastes, oils, vinegars and

levels of magnesium balancing minerals for heart health.

mustards. Being a long-time member of the Organic Food

Where other sodium reduction systems fail, Smart

Federation, many of its ingredients are also available in

Salt® excels. Extensive application testing has proven its

organic form. The company is AA grade certificated by

effectiveness in challenging applications including bread,


cheese, meat, ready-to-eat meals, and seasonings. Smart

From its Evesham head office, Brusco provides a cost-

Salt® offers preservative and technological functions

effective single source for a broad range of ingredients,

reducing the need for extensive product and process

simplifying technical support and supplier approval.

development. A flexible composition means Smart Salt®

Service, innovation, integrity and quality are at the core

can be easily adapted to meet your requirements from 10-

of the company’s values. For more information on its wide

60% sodium reduction.

range of products, visit the company

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PD Catering International www.pizzadirect.co.uk MFG Group Nile Street Bolton, Lancs. BL3 6BW info@pizzadirect.co.uk 01284 382800

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BD Signs Nottingham www.bdsignsnottingham.co.uk Unit 18, Bailey Brook Industrial Estate, Amber Langley Drive, Langley Mill, Nottingham, NG16 4BE info@bdsignsnottingham.co.uk 0800 195 3610

It’s Lolly ltd

Integer Manchester: 167 Heywood Road, Prestwich Manchester, M25 1LB Scotland: 89 Main Street, Winchburgh West Lothian, EH52 6RA T: 0871 566 0766 E: Manchester: geoff@integeruk.com Scotland: jim@integeruk.com• W: www.integeruk.com

Kepos Systems Ltd www.kepos.co.uk 10 Gunton Road, London, SW17 9EL sales@kepos.co.uk 07939 927624

Revel Systems London Office www.revelsystems.com Moorgate 1 Fore Street London, EC2Y 5EJ info@revelsystems.com 0203 8081 036

W: www.olinex-uk.com The

Fryers’ Favourite For Over 60 Years.

Nortech Foods Limited

www.nortechfoods.co.uk For information, advice, or customer support material pleas Olenex Trading (UK) Limited. Tel: 01322 444836 e-mail: ukinfo@olenex.com Ings Road, Doncaster,  South Yorkshire, DN5 9TL  info@nortechfoods.co.uk 01302 390880

Arrow Oils Limited www.arrowoils.co.uk Glebe Street, Shaw, Oldham Lancashire, OL2 7SF collections@arrowoils.co.uk 01706 880796

Finance, Leasing & Insurance Complete Leasing Solutions Ltd Manor Farm, Chilworth Old Village, Southampton, Hants, SO16 7JP T: 023 8076 6467 E: info@corporateasset.co.uk

Corporate Asset Solutions Manor Farm,, Chilworth Old Village, Soputrhampton, Hants, SO16 7JP 023 8076 6467

Johnson Reed Bridge House, Newbridge Lane, Stockport, SK1 2NA T: 0161 429 6949 E: info@johnsonreed.co.uk W: www.johnsonreed.co.uk

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Royal Greenland Ltd

www.gloverhowe.co.uk 4 St Peters Court, St Peters Street, Colchester, Essex, CO11 1WD insurance@gloverhowe.co.uk 0845 602 3866

www.royalgreenland.com Gateway House, Styal Road, Wythenshawe, Manchester, M22 5WY 0161 490 4249

Unique Seafood

Fish Suppliers Collins Seafoods Ltd

www.uniqueseafood.co.uk 2 Floor, Grabbex Business Park, Murray Road, Orpington, Kent, BR5 3QY 0203 260 3580

Unit 2, Park 2000, Millennium Way, Newton Aycliffe, Co Durham, DL5 6AR

T: 01325 315544 E: sales@collinsseafoods.co.uk W: www.collinsseafoods.co.uk Smales www.smales.co.uk 30 West Dock Street, Hull, HU3 4HL 01482 324997

FAS 2000 Ltd/Fastnet Fish www.fastnetfish.com Estate Road No.5, South Humberside Industrial Estate, Grimsby, N.E. Lincs., DN31 2TG mike@fastnetfish.com 01472 240777

Wraggs Seafoods Ltd www.wraggsseafoods.co.uk Unit 2, Park 2000, Heighington Lane Business Park, Newton Aycliffe, Co. Durham, DL5 6AR sales@wraggsseafood.co.uk 01132 498832

J Sykes & Sons Ltd www.sykesseafoods.co.uk New Smithfield Market, New Smithfield House, Whitworth Street East, Manchester, M11 2WP hello@sykesseafoods.co.uk 0161 223 9311

Amanda Seafoods A/S www.amanda-seaffods.dk/en Constatiavej 29, DK-9900, Frederikshavn info@amanda-seafoods.dk +45 96 22 15 00

Mannin Fish Ltd www.manninfish.co.uk 3 Sterling Court, Stevenage, Herts., SG1 2JY 01438 359444

Xpress Fish www.xpressfish.net 351 South Boulevard, Hessle Road, Hull, HU3 4DY info@xpressfish.net 01482 633550

Whitby Seafoods Ltd www.whitby-seafoods.com Fairfield Way, Whitby, North Yorkshire, YO22 4PU 01947 606101

Young’s Foodservice www.youngsfoodservice.co.uk Ross House, Wickham Road, Grimsby, DN31 3SW care@youngsseafood.co.uk 0800 132 096


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Fish & Chip Shop Suppliers VA Whitley & Co Ltd Milward House Fir Street Heywood OL10 1NW T: 01706 364211 E: sales@vahitley.co.uk W: www.vawhitley.co.uk

Friars Pride Milward House Head Office & Peterborough Depot: Oxney Rd Indst Est, Peterborough, PE1 5YW T: 01733 316400 Fx: 01733 316425 E: sales@friarspride.com W: www.friarspride.com

JJ Food Service Innova Park, 7 Solar Way, Enfield, EN3 7XY T: General 08433 090991 T: Paul Brailsford – 07880 176015 E: info@jjfoodservice.com E: Paul.brailsford@jjfooodervice.com W: www.jjfooodservice.com Henry Colbeck Seventh Avenue, Team Valley Trading Estate,  Gateshead,  Tyne and Wear,  NE11 0HG sales@colbeck.co.uk 0191 482 4242

T Quality www.tquality.co.uk Westmead Industrial Estate, Westlea, Swindon, Wiltshire, SN5 7YY customercare@tquality.co.uk 01793 648900

Wilsons Seasonings Ltd www.americanchipspice.co.uk Stagenhoe Bottom Farm, Whitwell, Hertfordshire, SG4 8JN ew@americanchipspice.co.uk 01438 871967

Food Safety & Hygiene Checkit Limited Broers Building JJ Thomson Avenue Cambridge, CB3 0FA

T: 01223 941450 E: info@checkit.net W: www.checkit.net

Chartered Institute of Environmental Health (CIEH) www.cieh.org Chadwick Court, 15 Hatfields, London, SE1 8DJ info@cieh.org 0207 928 6006

Frozen Food Suppliers Central Foods Maple Court, Ash Lane Collingtree Northampton NN4 0NB T: 01604 858 522 E: info@centralfoods.co.uk W: www.centralfoods.co.uk

Golden Valley Foods Maple Court, Ash Lane, Colling Tree, Northampton, NN4 0NB T: 01604 858522 E: enquiries@centralfoods.co.uk W: www.central foods.co.uk Brands/goldenvalleyfoods.aspx

Frying Ranges KFE Ltd Unit A-B, Bentley Business Park, Blenheim Way, Market Deeping, Peterborough, PE6 8LD, sales@kfeltd.co.uk www.kfeltd.co.uk 01778 380 448

Frank Ford Limerick Road, Dormanstown, Redcar Cleveland TS10 5JU

T: 01642 489868 E: amanda.barker@me-ff.com W: www.me-ff.com

Martyn Edwards Ltd Limerick Road, Dormanstown, Redcar Cleveland TS10 5JU

T: 01642489868 E: amanda.barker@me-ff.com W: www.me-ff.com

Fryline in association with KLS 8 Austin Fields Kings Lynn PE30 1PH

T: 01553 772935 / 07770 568939 W: www.klsonline.co.uk E: sales@klsonline.co.uk Florigo www.florigo.co.uk 4 Centech Park, Fringe Meadow Road, North Moons Moat, Redditch, B98 9NR info@florigo.co.uk 01527 592000

Hewigo (UK)Ltd www.hewigo.com Bateman House, Little Fields Way, Oldbury, West Midlands, B69 2BT sales@hewigo.com 0121 544 9120 April and May 2021 • Fastfood Professional



Glover & Howe Insurance Services


Henry Nuttall Ltd www.henrynuttall.co.uk Manor Drive, Dinnington, Sheffield, S25 3QU sales@henrynuttall.co.uk 01909 560808

Preston & Thomas Frying Ranges Ltd www.prestonandthomas.co.uk PO Box 728, Fareham, Hants, PO14 9QU info@prestonandthomas.co.uk 01732 757636

Mallinsons of Oldham Ltd www.mallinsonsofoldham.co.uk Trent Industrial Estate, Duchess St, Shaw Oldham, Lancashire, OL2 7UT mallinsons.sales@btconnect.com 01706 299000

Valentine Equipment Limited www.valentinefryers.com 4 Trafford Road, Reading, Berks., RG1 8JS info@valentinefryers.com 0118 957 1344

Frying Range Engineers KLS Frying Ranges Service 8 Austin Fields Kings Lynn PE30 1P

T: 01553 772935 / 07770 568939 W: www.klsonline.co.uk E: sales@klsonline.co.uk

Gazebos/Mobile Units Instant Promotion (UK) Ltd

Bilborough, Nottingham, NG8 4LU 0115 929 1101

info@logicvending.co.uk 0808 278 3327

Adams Fast Food Supplies


www.adamsfastfoods.com Various UK Depots 01274 492044 Ask for local depot number

www.fracino.com 18-22 Birch Road East, Birmingham, B6 7DB sasles@fracino.com 0121 328 5757

Marfast www.marfast.co.uk 30 Broughton Street, Manchester, M8 8NN pani@marfast.co.uk 0161 833 0024

Grease Traps Oli Environmental Services

Caterlink Limited

www.greasemanagement.co.uk Eaton Works, Allthorpe Street, Leamington Spa, CV31 2AU 01926 432030

www.caterlink.co.uk Units 7-8, Bodmin Business Park, Launceston Road, Bodmin, Cornwall, PL31 2RJ sales@caterlink.co.uk 01208 78844

Hog Roast Machines and Barbecues

Beechdean Dairies Limited

The Hogg Boss www.thehoggboss.com Peake Products, Unit 4, Walton New Road Ind. Estate, Bruntingthorpe, Lutterworth, Leics., LE17 5RD sales@thehpggboss.com 0116 247 8500

Tasty Trotter

Cinders Barbecues

Promart Manufacturing Ltd www.promart.co.uk Unit 2B Caddick Road, Knowsley Industrial Park South, Merseyside, L34 9HP sales@promart.co.uk 0151 546 4666

www.cindersbarbecues.co.uk High Bentham, Lancaster, LA2 7NB Karen@cindersbarbecues.co.uk 01524 262900

Hot Drinks Equipment Franke Coffee Systems UK Ltd

Estate, Bedwas, Caerphilly,

www.coffee.franke.com 6A Handley Page Way, St Albans , Hertfordshire, AL2 2DQ Sales@Frankecoffeesystems.co.uk 01923 635700

CF83 8XP

Espresso Essential

T: 029 2085 3200 • F: 029 2085 3323

E: info@petersfood.com

W: www.petersfood.com

Brakes www.brake.co.uk UK wide 0345 6069090

Bidvest Foodservice www.bidvest.co.uk 814 Leigh Road, Slough, SL1 4BD 01494 555900

Hopwells Ltd www.hopwells.com Head Office, Glaisdale Drive,


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Carpigiani UK Ltd


VTO (Vertical Take Off)

Unit 1, Greenway, Bedwas House Industrial

Ice Cream www.carpigiani.com Faculty House, 214 Holme Lacy Road, Rotherwas, Hereford, HR2 6BQ 01432 346018

www.tastytrotter.com Bridge Street, Clay Cross, Derbyshire, S45 9NU info@tastytrotter.com 01246 866800

Peter’s Food Service

www.scanomat.co.uk sales@scanomat.co.uk 0800 032 7581

www.olienvironmentalservices.co.uk 6 Chapel Lane, North Luffenham, Oakham, LE15 8JP anthony@olienvironmentalservices.co.uk 01780 720679

www.instantpromotion.co.uk Unit 7, Liberty Industrial Park, South Liberty Lane, Bristol, BS3 2SU enquiries@instantpromotions.co.uk 0117 963 1668

General Catering Supplies

Scanomat UK

www.espressoessential.co.uk Unit 2, Oakley Green Nurseries, Westerleigh Hill Road, Westerleigh, Bristol, BS37 8QZ 0800 731 2980

Tchibo Coffee International Ltd www.tchibo-coffee.co.uk Tchibo House, 7-8 Blenheim Road, Epsom, Surrey, KT19 9BE 01372 541881

Logic Vending www.logicvending.co.uk The Maltings Business Centre, Stanstead Abbotts, Hertfordshire, SG12 8HG

www.beechdean.co.uk Old House Farm, North Dean, High Wycombe, Bucks, HP14 4NL farmhouse@beechdean.co.uk 01494 563980

Taylor UK www.taylor-company.co.uk 106 Claydon Business Park Great Blakenham, Ipswich Suffolk, IP6 0NL sales@taylor-company.co.uk 0800 838 896

Hopkins Catering www.hopkins.biz Kent Road, Pudsey, Leeds, LS28 9NF info@hopkins.biz 0113 257 7934

Longo & Co www.mrwhippy.biz Unit 5A, Steps Ind. Estate, Magdale, Honley, Huddersfied, West Yorks., HD9 6RA info@mrwhippy.biz 01484 606351

Kebab Suppliers Double A Kebabs Millennium Business Park, Mansfield Nottinghamshire, NG19 7JX T: 01623 422888 E: info@doubleakebab.co.uk W: www.doubleakebab.co.uk Istanbul Meats www.istanbulmeats.com Unit 3, First Avenue, Drum Industrial Estate, C hester le Street, Birtley, Co. Durham, DH2 1AG enquiries@istanbulmeats.com 0191 492 3909

Golden Delight Foods Ltd, www.goldendelightfoods.co.uk 26 Clayton Road, Birmingham B8 1JE 0121 327 8800

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Peter’s Food Service

Fylde Fresh & Fabulous

www.kismetkebabs.co.uk Milton House, Maldon Road, Latchingdon, Essex CM3 6LF 01621 744 055

www.petersfood.com Unit 1, Greenway, Bedwas House Industrial Estate, Bedwas, Caerphilly, CF83 8XP 029 2085 3200 info@petersfood.com

www.fyldefreshandfabulous.com Fylde Fresh & Fabulous, Stanley Villa Farm, Back Lane, Weeton, Preston, PR4 3HN sales@fyldefreshandfabulous.com 01253 836444

Paragon Quality Foods Ltd www.paragonqualityfoods.com Quadrant 3, Yorkshire Way, West Moor Park, Armthorpe, Doncaster, DN3 3FB sales@paragonqualityfoods.com 01302 834141

Oil Management

Holland’s Pies www.hollandspies.co.uk Baxenden, Accrington, Lancashire, BB5 2SA enquiries@hollandspies.co.uk 01706 213591

Pizza & Pasta

Premier1 Filtration

Express Foodservice

www.premier1filtration.co.uk Kiln Head Spring, Kneeton Lane, Barton, DL10 6NB info@premier1filtration.com 01325 377189

www.express-foodservice.co.uk Unit B, Dominion Way, Rustington Trading Estate, Littlehampton, West Sussex. BN16 3HQ info@expressfoodservice.co.uk 01903 775077



Coveris UK Food & Consumer 7 Howard Road, Eaton Socon St Neots, Cambs PE19 8ET T: 01480 476161 E: UK@Coveris.com W: www.coveris.com Crafti’s Ltd (For Kids) www.craftis.co.uk 3rd Floor, Towcester Mill, Chantry Lane, Towcester, Northants, NN12 6AB 01327 358508

W F Denny www.wfdenny.co.uk Unit 7, Tudor Road, Altrincham Business Park, Broadheath, Cheshire, WA14 5RZ info@wfdenny.co.uk 0161 927 4949

It’s a Wrap (JR Press) www.jrpress.co.uk 3 Egerton Close, Daventry Northants, NN11 8PE sales@jrpress.co.uk 01327 301566

PlanglowLtd www.planglow.com The Quorum, Bond Street South, Bristol, BS1 3AE contactus@planglow.com 0117 317 8600

Southern Fried Chicken www.southernfriedchicken.com Unit 1, Headley Park 9, Headley Road East, Woodley, Reading, Berkshire, RG5 4SQ sales@southerfriedchicken.com 0118 944 1100

Pies Pukka Pies Ltd The Halcroft, Syston,

www.eurilait.co.uk Leighton Lane Industrial Estate, Leighton Lane, Evercreech, Somerset, BA4 6LQ craigbrayshaw@eurilait.co.uk 01749 838100

999 Pizza Toppings UK www.999pizzatoppings.co.uk Unit 6, Teakcroft Fairview Industrial Park Marsh Way Rainham, Essex, RM13 8UH info@999pizzatoppings.co.uk 01708 558885

Venice Bakery UK Ltd www.venicebakery.co.uk Unit 2, Crown House, Queen Street, Bexleyheath, Kent, DA7 4BT adam@venicebakery.co.uk 0208 301 2624

Pan’Artisan Units 25/26 Holmbush Industrial Estate, Holmbush Way Midhurst, West Sussex GU29 9HX enquiries@panartisan.com 01730 811490

www.kirenfoods.co.uk Unit 3, Smallbridge Business Park, Riverside Drive, Rochdale, Greater Manchester, OL16 2SH enquiries@kirenfoods.com 01706 526732

Stoupid Pizza UK www.stupid-pizza.co.uk 84 Holmsdale Road, Coventry, CV6 5BJ stoupid.pizza@gmail.com 02476 278102

Potatoes www.bestchips.co.uk AHDB Potatoes Agriculture & Horticulture Development Board, Stoneleigh Park, Kenilworth, Warwickshire, CV8 2TL 024 7669 2051


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Potato White Company Unit 7B Bessingby Industrial Estate Bridlington, East Yorkshire, YO16 4SJ T: 01262 228286 E: info@selectsundries.co.uk W: www.selectsundries.co.uk

Drywite www.drywite.co.uk The House of Lee, Park Lane, Halesowen, West Midlands, B63 2RA T: 01384 569556

Poultry Suppliers Central Foods Maple Court, Ash Lane Collingtree Northampton NN4 0NB T: 01604 858 522 E: info@centralfoods.co.uk W: www.centralfoods.co.uk

Riverside Food Services Units 1-4, The Stables, Sutton Farm, West

T: 01691 839288 E: mandy@riversidefoods.co.uk W: www.riversidefoods.co.uk


W: www.pukkapies.co.uk

Potato Treating & Equipment

Felton, Oswestry, Shropshire,

trade@pukkapies.co.uk E: trade@pukkapies.co.uk

www agrico.co.uk Castleton of Eassie, Glamis, By Forfar, Angus, DD8 1SJ  potatoes@agrico.co.uk 01307 840551

www.pizza-baguette.co.uk Genus, Hammond Close Attleborough Fields Ind. Est. Nuneaton, Warks., CV11 6RY info@pizza-baguette.co.uk 02476 254941

Leicester, LE7 1LD T: 0116 264 4004

Agrico UK Ltd.

Pizza and Baguette

Kiren Foods


Kismet Kebabs

SY11 4HX

Dibs Distribution www.dibsdistribution.co.uk 1432b Clock Tower Road, Isleworth, Middlesex,TW7 6DT sales@dibs.uk.com 0208 568 6668

Nila UK Ltd www.nila.co.uk Unit 9b, Beaver Ind. Estate, Brent Road, Southall, Middx., UB2 5FB food@nila.co.uk 020 8744 7700

Refrigeration Adande Adande Refrigeration Ltd. 45 Pinbush Road, South Lowestoft Ind. Est Lowestoft, Suffolk NR33 7NL sales@adande.com adanderefrigeration.com 0844 376 0023 April and May 2021 • Fastfood Professional



Hoshizaki/Gram 2 The Technology Centre London Road, Swanley,Kent, BR8 7AG E: Hoshizaki - uksales@ Hoshizaki.co.uk E: Gram - info@gramuk.co.uk W: www.hoshizaki.co.uk W: www.gramuk.co.uk T: Hoshizaki - 0845 456 0585 T: Gram - 01322 616 900

Jestic Foodservice Equipment

McWhinney’s Sausages www.mcwhinneys.com 10 Balloo Way, Balloo Industrial Park, Bangor, Co. Down, N. Ireland, BT19 7QZ info@mcwhinneys.com 028 9127 1811

www.jestic.co.uk Units 3 & 4, Dana Estate, Transfesa Road, Paddock Wood, Kent, TN12 6UU info@jestic.co.uk 01892 831960

Pukka Pies Ltd

Williams Refrigeration

W: www.pukkapies.co.uk

Bryggen Road, North Lynn Industrial Estate, Kings Lynn, Norfolk, PE30 2HZ 01553 817000

Foster Fridge www.foster-fridge.com 1st Floor, The Coach House, Montpelier Mews, High Street South, Dunstable, Bedfordshire, LU6 3SH info@foster-fridge.com 01582 788486

Polar Refrigeration www.polar-refrigerator.com Unit 8, Access 18, Bristol, BS11 8HT See website for stockists

Sauces & Marinades The Crucial Sauce Company Ltd Unit 1b, Nechells Business Centre, 31 Dollman Street, Nechells, Birmingham, B7 4RP T: 0121 333 3233 E: info@thecrucialsaucecompany.co.uk W: www.thecrucialsaucecompany.co.uk

BI Europe Limited www.bilimited.com Unit 21 – 22 Kernan Drive, Loughborough, Charnwood, LE11 5JF info@bilimited.com 01509 631650

The Halcroft, Syston, Leicester, LE7 1LD trade@pukkapies.co.uk T: 0116 264 4004 E: trade@pukkapies.co.uk

Peter’s Food Service www.petersfood.com Unit 1, Greenway, Bedwas House Industrial Estate, Bedwas, Caerphilly, CF83 8XP 029 2085 3200 info@petersfood.com

Westaway Sausages Ltd. www.westawaysausages.com 3-6 Rydon Industrial Estate, Canal Way, Kingsteignton, Newton Abbot, Devon, TQ12 3SJ 01626 333101

Metrow Foods Limited www.metrow.co.uk Airborne Close, Leigh-on Sea Essex, SS9 4EN helpdesk@metrow.co.uk 01702 527441

Suffolk Meat Traders www.suffolkmeattraders.co.uk Grove Lane, Elmswell Bury St. Edmunds Suffolk, IP30 9HN sales@suffolkmeattraders.co.uk 01359 242 500

Holland’s Pies www.hollandspies.co.uk Baxenden, Accrington, Lancashire, BB5 2SA enquiries@hollandspies.co.uk 01706 213591

Dibs Distribution www.dibsdistribution.co.uk 1432b Clock Tower Road, Isleworth, Middlesex, TW7 6DT sales@dibs.uk.com 0208 568 6668

Keejays Limited www.keejays.com Crockatt Road, Lady Lane Ind. Estate, Hadleigh, Suffolk, IP7 6RD enquiries@keejays.com 01473 827304

Sausages, Pies and Burgers James T Blakeman & Co Ltd, www.blakemans.co.uk Millenium Way, High Carr Business Park, Newcastle –under- Lyme, Staffordshire, ST5 7UF admin@blakemans.co.uk 01782 569610


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Rollover Limited www.rollover-uk.com Rollover House, 802 Oxford Avenue, Slough, Berks., SL1 4LN info@rollover-uk.com 01753 575558

The Franconian Sausage Company www.franconian.co.uk Unit 26, Eldon Way, Paddock Wood, Kent, TN12 6BE info@franconian.co.uk 01892 837816

Shopfitters & Fabricators Barland Shopfitting Specialists www.barlandshopfitters.co.uk Unit 18, Honey Hall Ing, Huddersfield, West Yorks., HD2 1GP info@barlandshopfitters.co.uk 0800 043 5523

Elite Shopfitters Leeds Ltd. www.eliteshopfittersleads.co.uk 5 Wharfe Mews, Cliff Terrace, Wetherby, LS22 6LX elitshopfittersleeds@iidp.co.uk 0113 258 3324

Jephsons Shopfitters Ltd www.jephsonsshopfitters.co.uk Maun House, Maun Way, Hermitage Lane, Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, NG18 5GX info@jephsonsshopfitters.co.uk 01623 645809

Promart Manufacturing Ltd www.promart.co.uk Unit 2B Caddick Road, Knowsley Industrial Park South, Merseyside, L34 9HP sales@promart.co.uk 0151 546 4666

Trade Bodies Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) www.msc.org Marine House 1 Snow Hill London, EC1A 2DH 0207 246 8900

Seafish www.seafish.org 18 Logie Mill Logie Green Road Edinburgh, EH7 4HS Seafish@seafish.co.uk 0131 558 3331

Seafood Scotland www.seafoodscotland.org 18 Logie Mill Logie Green Road Edinburgh, EH7 4HS enquiries@seafoodscotland.org 0131 557 9344

NEODA PO Box 1184, Bromley Kent, BR1 9XW T: 020¬ 8464 3954 E: lynda.simmons@neoda.org.uk W: www.neoda.org.uk

British Frozen Food Federation (BFFF) www.bfff.co.uk Warwick House, Unit 7, Long Bennington Business Park, Main Road, Long Bennington, Newark, Notts, NG23 5JR 01400 283090

British Kebab Awards www.britishkebabawards.co.uk 8th Floor, Elizabeth House 39 York Road, London, SE1 7NQ, info@ceftus.org / nominationskebabawards@ gmail.com 020 7183 4272

PAPA The Pizza, Pasta and Italian Food Association www.papa.org.uk Association House 18C Moor Street Chepstow NP16 5DB 01291 636338

Asian Catering Federation www.acfederation.org London Pall Mall 100 Pall Mall St James London, SW1Y 5NQ April and May 2021 • Fastfood Professional


KFE School of Frying Excellence www.kfeltd.co.uk Unit A-B, Bentley Business Park, Blenheim Way, Market Deeping, Peterborough PE6 8LD sales@kfeltd.co.uk 01778 380448

National Federation of Fish Friers www.federationoffishfriers.co.uk 4 Greenwood Mount, Leeds, LS6 4LQ mail@federationoffishfriers.co.uk 0113 230 7044

Crossways Foodservice Consultants 29 High Street Needingworth, St Ives Cambridgeshire, PE27 4SA

T: 07725 434173 Crossways E: crosswaysfc@gmail.com W: www.foodserviceconsultants.co.uk Carpigiani Gelato University UK www.gelatouniversity.com/uk Carpigiani House Coldnose Rd Rotherwas Industrial Estate Hereford, HR2 6JL janethompson@carpigiani.co.jp 01432 346 018

Uniforms United Workwear www.unitedworkwear.com The United Collection Ltd 80A Ashfield Street London, E1 2BJ info@unitedcollection.co.uk 0207 780 1746

T & T Embroidery Solutions Ltd www.allembroiderysolutions.com 98 Morley Drive, Ely Cambridgeshire tandtembroiderysolutions@gmail.com 07783 628397

Simon Jersey www.simonjersey.com Altham Accrington Lancashire, BB5 5YE sales@simonjersey.com 0370 4609 047

Best Workwear www.bestworkwear.co.uk FRS Countrywear Limited Unit 1 Building 6 Stanmore Ind. Est. Bridgnorth Shropshire, WV15 5HP sales@bestworkwear.co.uk 08454 65 66 65


Web Design

107 Berrows Business Centre, Bath Street, Hereford, HR1 2HE

T: 01432 378690


Pro Web Design

Harry Ramsden’s

www.prowebdesignuk.com 119 Hertford Road, London, EN3 5JF info@prowebdesignuk.com 0203 659 4745


Shinebright Creative www.shinebrightcreativecc.co.uk 13 University Road Leicester, LE1 7RA info@shinebrightcc.com 0116 255 3400

London Fish and Chips www.londonfish-chips.com

Mexigo www.mexigo.uk

Muffin Break www.muffinbreak.co.uk

Papa John’s www.papajohns.co.uk

Wholesalers and Cash and Carry

Pepe’s Piri Piri www.pepes.co.uk

Central Foods

Peri Peri Original

Maple Court, Ash Lane Collingtree Northampton NN4 0NB


T: 01604 858 522 E: info@centralfoods.co.uk W: www.centralfoods.co.uk

Pita Pit UK www.pitapituk.com

Pizza Time www.pizzatime.co.uk

Quiznos Booker Limited www.booker.co.uk Irthlingborough Road, Wellingborough, Northants, NN8 1LT 01933 371000


Sam’s Chicken www.samschicken.com

Subway www,subway.com

Costco (Head Office) National locations www.costco.co.uk Hartspring Lane, Watford, Hertfordshire, WD25 8JS 01923 213113

Khanjra International Foods Ltd www.khanjra.co.uk Greenbank Business Park, Blakewater Road, Blackburn, Lancs, BB1 3HU 01254 676793

Parfetts (Head Office) www.parfetts.co.uk Didsbury Road, Stockport, SK4 2JP 0161 429 0429

Franchise Opportunities Banger Bros www.bangerbros.co.uk

Chicken Cottage www.chickencottage.com

Chop & Wok www.chopandwok.co.uk

Chopstix support@franchising.com

Chozen Noodle www.chozen.co.uk

Utility Helpline

Gallones Ice Cream Parlours


Training & Consultancy

Waffle Delight www.waffledelight.co.uk

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07725 434173 Standard and Premium Box listings available

Doner Kebab German Doner Kebab www.donerkebab.net

Empire Dogs

E: brian@utilityhelpline.co.uk


W: www.utilityhelpline.co.uk

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