"A vegetarian does not eat any meat, poultry, game, fish, shellfish or crustacea, or the by-products of slaughter"
Vegetarian Society

Thursday, 24 May 2012

Poor service to vegetarians and vegans could be costing the industry £1.8b

Failure to provide good service to vegetarians and vegans could be costing the food service industry £1.8b, according to a new study by the Vegetarian Society.

The survey results, released today at the start of National Vegetarian Week (21-27 May), found that vegetarians accounted for nearly £2.5b-worth of food eaten outside of the home each year, in restaurants, cafés and workplace canteens, but that three-quarters of them were unhappy with what was on offer. 

The Big Veggie Survey (2011) showed that lack of choice when eating out was the biggest difficulty veggies faced in relation to their chosen diet, with 75% of vegetarians indicating that it was a problem.

Asked to further indicate what the most important issues were when eating out, respondents to the survey listed "knowing staff understand what it means not to eat meat and that a meal is truly vegetarian".

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