It’s a small world after all – the increasing demand for world cuisines in the UK

20 May 2019 by James Anderson

The palettes of restaurant-goers appear to have changed dramatically over the last three years. Back in 2016, Local Data Company data showed that the fastest growing cuisine at that point was American/Burger restaurants (chains like TGI Fridays, Gourmet Burger Kitchen, Byron among other burger restaurants and steakhouses) but the scene has changed significantly since then. In 2019, American restaurants have fallen to become one of the fastest declining restaurant categories highlighting the nation’s changing tastes, but also the saturation that took the bite out of the burger market.

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LDC's Top Five Fast Food Brands of 2017 - #1 Five Guys

23 May 2018 by Sarah Phillips

Five Guys is an American burger joint which originated in Virginia DC in 1986, when the Murrell brothers were encouraged by their parents to start a business. As the family grew, so did the business, which resulted in them naming the brand that is known in several corners of the world as ‘Five Guys’ (representing the five Murrell brothers). The unique selling point for Five Guys was the ability for its customers to be able to customise their burger with as many fresh toppings as you could imagine. They also focus on fresh, locally sourced ingredients and to this day, Five Guys don’t have a single can opener or a freezer in any of their stores worldwide! 

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LDC’s Top Five Fast Food Brands of 2017 - #4 Pepe’s Piri Piri

31 January 2018 by Sarah Phillips

Continuing ­our run down of the top five fast food brands for growth in 2017, we come to number 4, London and the midlands’ favourite chicken shop with a twist, Pepe’s Piri Piri.

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LDC’s Top Five Fast Food Brands of 2017 - #5 Tortilla

17 January 2018 by Sarah Phillips

Over the past few years, fast food has had a make-over. No longer do fast food meals comprise of a greasy burger made out of the cuts of meat normally reserved for I’m a celebrity and some pallid and sad-looking french fries. Now, you can choose your food across breakfast, lunch and dinner and across many different cuisines, countries and persuasions (even vegan!). The biggest change for these brands however has been a move towards fresher, cleaner food and even in some cases, healthy!

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