Pat Nolan Blog

Licensed wisdom  XXXVII

-- a collection of notable quotes




“Enticing consumers from their home is harder than ever, so appealing to occasions which simply can’t be replicated in the home is vital” – William Grant & Sons Trending 2020 report.


“A pub that doesn’t accept cards is significantly reducing its ability to have good turnover as customers are inclined to spend more with cards” – Brian Cleary, Managing Director of Payment Acceptance at Bank of Ireland who  sponsored this year’s Innovative Pub of the Year Award.


“If you’re not in the business of having a vegetarian offer, then you’re not in business. Apart from anything else you can pretty much guarantee that if there’s a table of four to six, one of them will be having a non-meat option and it’s got to be there” — ‘Dr Food’, Emeritus Professor of Food Marketing at Imperial College, London, Dr David Hughes, speaking at the Bord Bia Irish Foodservice Seminar.


“It’s completely and utterly bizarre that you’d have a body funded by the drinks industry educating our kids about the dangers of alcohol… I mean it’s ridiculous. I’ve never been a fan of self-regulation.” – Minister for Health Simon Harris speaking at the launch of a new teaching resource aimed at highlighting the risks associated with alcohol and drugs.

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