Momentum is building for Casual Dining: the first dedicated trade exhibition for the UK’s £6.6 billion casual dining market, as a host of suppliers add their names to the show’s inaugural exhibitor list.
This new event, from Diversified Business Communications, will launch next year at London’s Business Design Centre in Islington, on February 26 and February 27.
The show is focused on the needs of buyers from casual dining outlets, including high street names like Ask, Pizza Express, Zizzi, Prezzo, Chimichanga, Pizza Hut and Carluccio’s.
The exhibitor list includes latest signings Handmade Cake Company; Robot Coupe (UK); Alan Nuttall; Invest Northern Ireland; Karimix; Nelson Catering Equipment; Redemption Food; Metro Drinks; Soulful Food; and Spikomat – Skewers.
They will join big names like Kimbo UK, Unox UK, Cheese Cellar, Disotto Foods, Magrini, Catering Design Group, JDM Foodgroup, Halton Foodservice, and True Food International.
Group event manager Chris Brazier said: “We’ve been working very closely with key leading industry operators and suppliers and have been delighted with the wide-scale support the show is receiving.
“With new exhibitors coming on board each week, our visitors will enjoy an unrivalled showcase of innovative products – including food, drink, table top, equipment, furniture, interior design and technology – from 120 hand-picked companies.”
Suzanne Jackson, executive director of the Hospitality Guild, welcomes the launch, saying: “The casual dining sector is a significant contributor to the hospitality industry offering career opportunities, professional development and indeed growth for the British economy. A dedicated and relevant show inspiring further innovation for our restaurants and pubs is to be highly commended.”