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Menurama announces the top 10 dishes found when eating out

27 April 2012 by
Menurama announces the top 10 dishes found when eating out

Menurama ](http://www.hrzns.com/services/menurama)has announced the top 10 dishes found when eating out of home, at an industry insight event hosted by [Quorn Foods ](http://www.quorn.co.uk/)at Alyn Williams at the Westbury.

Traditional favourites are still fronting the list, with burgers taking the top spot, and pizza and fish and chips falling just short.

Following the announcement, guests enjoyed the nation's top 10 dishes made in a different way, using Quorn as the main ingredient, and a selection from Alyn Williams' renowned seven-course vegetarian taster menu. Quorn created some dishes that showed how you can enjoy delicious meals while keeping them healthier.

Paul Backman, of the food service analyst Horizons, shared industry insight on the eating-out market. He said: "Healthy eating brands are making a big impression, making up almost 50% of menu items available in the UK. The growth of healthy concepts such as Tossed and Leon is well underway as a result of consumer demand - and these are the ones to watch this year.

"However, price is also important, with 70% of consumers stating this is the main determiner when eating out of home, showing that value is driving the market."

Also speaking at the event, nutritionist Amanda Ursell shared her views on the health problem of the nation, while Vincent McKevitt, founder of Tossed, shared what inspired him to create the fast-casual healthy eating brand, which has expanded rapidly to eight stores since opening in 2005.

Vincent said: "When the idea for Tossed came about, quick, healthy options were restricted to sub-standard, boring products in the UK. I wanted to create a funky brand that offered value for money, tasty and interesting meals that would appeal to all."

By Lisa Jenkins

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