Nutrition & Health
We are committed to offering a healthy choice for our customers. The nutritional balance of menus is incorporated into the design process and we are committed to increasing the number of lower calorie, salt and sugar options available on all future menus.
We have implemented initiatives to reduce sugar in our dishes, in line with the UK Government’s Childhood Obesity Plan. Our children’s menus include a range of fruit and vegetables as standard and now have more fruit-based dessert options. We only offer milk, juice, squash and low-sugar drinks on our children’s menus.
We continue to expand our plant-based menu choices. Our vegan options in Wagamama are certified by the Vegan Society, and our food development teams across our brands work closely with plant-based suppliers to develop dishes. The Wagamama menu has been 50% plant-based since October 2021.
We have reduced the amount of salt in our bespoke products purchased directly from suppliers, in line with Public Health England’s salt reduction targets for 2024.
Our pubs offer a Coeliac UK-accredited Gluten Free menu to cater for those with Coeliac Disease. The menus offer a range of classic dishes including gluten- free burgers, pastas, and fish and chips. Wagamama has a non-gluten menu and has innovated to provide more non-gluten choices.
Our allergen information is available online on our brand websites, which allows us to provide accurate information to our guests and can be updated daily. It allows guests to create their own bespoke menu based on their particular allergies, intolerances, or vegetarian and vegan preferences.
Our pubs offer a Coeliac UK-accredited Gluten Free menu to cater for those with Coeliac Disease.
Serving alcohol responsibly
We operate Challenge 25 in Scotland and Challenge 21 in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. We continue to support Drinkaware.
We offer very low alcohol beer and a wide range of alcohol-free mocktails, soft drinks and milkshakes. Many of our Concessions restaurants also offer a low alcohol wine option.
The health and safety of our customers and employees is of paramount importance to us. The Group has extensive procedures to ensure we mitigate risks to our guests and teams as far as possible. We have very clear procedures and standards in place and, to enforce these, we employ external auditors to perform a rolling programme of independent safety audits and carry out benchmarking of our restaurants. As at 31 December 2022, over 99% of our restaurants scored 4 stars or above (including pass in Scotland) under the Food Hygiene Rating Scheme, a sign of excellence in both food safety and hygiene, with 94% at 5 stars or a pass in Scotland. We have invested significant time and resources in health and safety matters across the Group, to further enhance the clean, safe environment for our customers and staff.