Grab-and-go food has come a long way from the days of a plastic-wrapped egg sandwich and a bag of crisps from the dusty end of the canteen. Now foodservice operators are offering everything from protein pots to sashimi packs, burritos and pizza slices, served with value-added drinks and snacks, displayed in glossy fridges or hot cabinets - and all wrapped up in recyclable packaging.
It may all look too good to eat, but that isn't holding consumers back. In 2017, 95% of the UK engaged with the food-to-go market, with purchasers spending an average of £508 each, according to MCA's 2017 market data report.
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