- The lunch market is currently worth £14.9bn
- The lunch market has risen by 3.3% on 2009 figures
- The average British adult eats lunch out 1.4 times per week in 2012, a rise from once a week in 2011
- Lunch through quick service and casual dining restaurants is doing well, meeting consumer needs for fast meals to eat-in or takeaway
- Deli counters – let customers build their own sandwich from a choice of fillings
- Takeaway – offer simple lunch deals ‘to go’
- Loyalty cards – stamp the card and drive extra trade with offers such as a free after-work drink after five lunch visits
- Meal deals – offer a pint, glass of wine or soft drink with a sandwich at a set price.
This 'Kitchen Porter' column appears in the October 2012 issue of Fuller's Tenants Extra.