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Festive Hospitality Trends

TISSL Festive Hospitality Trends 2017

Christmas is quite literally, around the corner. To be precise, there are three Fridays left until Christmas and four until New Year; where has this year gone!

As is standard within the hospitality industry the current trend for the season is, of course, all things festive. As we’ve been scrolling through our social media feeds we’ve spotted some fantastic offerings from our amazing clients. From cocktails with a merry twist to Eastern food with a jolly fusion.

Here we are proud to show off the fabulous, festive offerings from a few of our wonderful clients.

Food Ordering Apps and Your Business


Within the ever-evolving world of smartphone apps there has been huge growth of food ordering applications for the hospitality industry. What exactly are these apps and is this something your business could make use of? Read on to find out.

POS and Security - How to protect yourself from threat.

Point of Sale and security, it’s not a combination of topics that comes up very often. In my time in the hospitality industry, I’ve found that many do not ask about how secure a system is when the main concern being keeping costs down, security can sometimes be forgotten. But did you know that keeping your customers safe, as well as satisfied, comes under that hospitality umbrella? With the Micros hack only a year ago, which has cost hotels and restaurants linked with the terminals $1bn to date[1], and the NHS hack only this year. We are more plugged into our technology, and thus our data is more vulnerable than ever.

Is your restaurant ready for a cashless society?

We’ve come a long way in the twenty years that have passed since the dawn of e-commerce.

In that brief time we moved from buying goods and services in person, either in store or by phone, to online shipping.

And while we still use phones for their most common purpose as an internet device for online shopping, we have since moved on to using them as payment tender at POS terminals. Yet there is still so much more this technology can offer the hospitality sector.

Top Five Tips to Attract the ‘Discovery Crowd’ (Under 35’s)

Millennials are at it again! Not only are they blamed for the killing the golf, movie  and oil industries, it seems those trendy, cold-blooded murderers are also out for dining.

Meat free, maybe?

Veganism: The next big thing in the restaurant business?

The number of Vegans in the UK has tripled since 2006

Vegan and vegetarianism are on the rise since people are becoming increasingly aware of where their food is coming from and the conditions it was created in. What impact will this have on the restaurant and foodservice industry?

It's a numbers game

According to a survey by the vegan society (reference), there were at least 542,000 vegans in Britain in 2016, this number increased by as much as three times since 2006, which makes veganism one of the fastest growing lifestyle movements.

This means out of the population of Britain (65,502,000 roughly) vegans make up just under 1%.

Although 1% of the population may seem tiny, combined with the 5.7% of vegetarians in the UK (reference) this corresponds to over 3.5 million people in the UK following a meat-free diet.

How does this translate into the restaurant market?

There are around 3K vegan or vegetarian restaurants in the UK, which may seem like a lot but, when compared to the over 72K food enterprises recorded in 2015 is actually minuscule.

With the vegan and vegetarian movements growing it will be crucial for restaurants to adapt and start offering more options catering to vegans and vegetarians as soon enough they will make up an even larger portion of the clientele.

How do you think veganism will affect the restaurant industry?