Casual Dining reports 9% increase for 2017

Casual Dining reports 9% increase for 2017

Casual Dining returned to the Business Design Centre in Islington recently to showcase the best new products, solutions, insights and innovations of the year. The multi-award winning event enjoyed its fourth year of significant growth, raising the bar yet again to serve up 4,785 unique attendees, with over £736m annual spending power, to its 200 exhibitors.
Demonstrating their growing appetite for casual dining, senior executives from many of the UK’s biggest restaurant, pub and bar groups, plus thousands of independent operators, hotels, wholesalers, distributors, attractions and contract caterers, packed the aisles to discover what’s new and next at this vibrant industry showcase.
Karen Forrester, CEO of TGI Friday’s UK, said: “We don’t have to fly across the Atlantic to find the latest industry innovations under one roof any more – Casual Dining has brought all that and more to the UK.”
“Casual Dining is always a fantastic opportunity to discover something new,” added Garry Duncan, operations director for Nando’s. “It’s become the meeting place for our industry.”