Bar Food For Christmas

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Bar Food For Christmas

In recent years snacks and food for sharing have been turned into meals of their own. The word ‘snack’ itself can be perceived to have various meanings – from an individual grab-and-go food item or beverage, to dishes to be shared with several people. Dining occasions are becoming less defined, with consumers increasingly eating up to five smaller meals per day – offering a significant opportunity for bar-operators to tap into the snacking market and consequently boosting food sales across all day-parts.

The evolution of casual fine dining has seen the revival of flame-grilled flavours, with premium burger chains growing rapidly across the UK.  The Grill Guru food concept from Big Al’s celebrates their unmistakable flame-cooked taste. Menu offerings include chicken wings – the perfect addition to a sharing platter. Big Al’s buffalo chicken wings are flame cooked and served with a mesquite glaze and they prove to be a great dish for diners wanting to share a meal. Perfect for on-trade establishments and included in all of Big Al’s food concepts, is a full suite of point of sale, created to give your customers a more premium fast-casual dining experience.

Big Al’s recognises that choosing hot snacks that offer consistent quality is essential. As the products are all to be cooked from frozen there is no waste involved and they are quick and simple to prepare, making them ideal for any time of day. Only a freezer and a microwave are required to store and prepare them, meaning they are ideal for outlets with limited staff or equipment. Big Al’s new authentic, hand-twisted Italian Pizzas is the perfect product to target the snacking market. Big Al’s pizza twists cook quickly and easily from frozen and come in their own hand-held sleeve packaging, making this on-the-go offering a great snack.

Big Al’s products are a great addition to any festive menu. Throughout the festive season diners are often looking for an alternative to the traditional Christmas canapés when out celebrating. Big Al’s products are all extremely versatile and can all be modified in order to create a more festive offering. From dressing a Big Al’s burger with Stilton cheese and cranberry relish to serving Big Al’s hot chicken mini fillets on a ciabatta bread with chestnut stuffing, the possibilities are endless.

To further support publicans in creating consistently delicious, quick and convenient menus, Big Al’s have recently launched a dedicated Pub Food Guide – packed full of insight and advice on building a pub menu that works for a variety of on-trade establishments, and their customer bases. To download a free copy visit

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