Fine Indian Food
50% of Curry Houses to Close within the Next 10 Years!
I was shocked to read a report in The Daily Telegraph quoting Yawar Khan, chairman of the Asian Catering Federation (ACF). He forecasts some 17,000 Indian restaurants will disappear from our High Streets in the next 10 years – that equates to one in two of the restaurants existing today.
I have talked before about some of the problems besetting our industry, including chef shortages and rising costs, but Khan identifies other factors too; failure to respond to changing customer demand and to keep up with modern technology.
The ACF represents 35,000 ethnic restaurants in the UK and organises events to raise standards and inspire aspiring young chefs. They regularly hold roadshows emphasising changing eating trends and key issues in the industry including health, nutrition and hygiene.
Mr Khan went on to explain that “for years we have been telling restaurants they need to up their game with shorter menus, offering lighter, healthier options with more fish and vegetable dishes.”
We at Barburchi Cuisine are happy to confirm that we are going nowhere. As one of Gloucester’s most popular Indian restaurants we are proud to offer a variety of fish and vegetable dishes and intend doing so for quite some time yet.