Street food-style wrapped burgers and mini poppadoms feature on a new menu introduced across Stonegate Pub Company’s bars aimed at students and millennials.
The 45 sites across the UK, grouped together under the company’s “Common Room” banner, have revamped their food and drink offering in time for the start of the new academic year.
Changes to the burgers section include selected burgers now topped with a hot cheese sauce and then wrapped in paper to create a street-food style moistness. There will also be a burger of the month.
With millennials continuing to demand world food and vegan dishes, the menu’s sharing and Greenhouse sections have grown with the addition of the fresh lime and chilli chicken salad, served in a tortilla basket, and the aromatic vegetable penang curry.
To reflect the eating habits of the millennial, the breakfast menu, lunch menu and “burger and a drink” offer are now available all day long. A new Crisps & Chips section has also been added with a range of topped fries and the new “Pachos”: mini poppadoms in three flavours topped with sour cream, mango chutney, chillies, spring onion and coriander.
There is also a line-up of coated chicken wings including peanut butter and jelly, mango and lime, and buffalo and blue cheese.
Additions to the drinks menu include an expansion of the list of canned cocktails, served in retro pop cans with sweet garnishes, as well as a new Giant Tin Can sharing cocktail for groups. The craft beer range has been revamped with new selections of cans, bottles and draught.
Throughout the week, Common Room’s More loyalty card will be the centre piece for all activity including double points all day on Monday and during selected live sport events.
Other offers throughout the week include the new Churros Tuesday where customers pay just 25p a churro all day. The popular Wing Wednesday remains, allowing customers to buy as many wings as they like for 25p each. Another addition is an all-day promotion on Sundays focused around live NFL in partnership with Bud Lite.
Jessica Dixon, marketing manager for the Common Room sites, said: “We are an innovative brand and our team work hard every year to ensure that we are delivering an accessible but diverse offer to our customers.
“With the launch of the new menu, we are confident that the combination of our burger expansion and street food still playing a huge role will see us maintain our position in as the go-to destination for whatever the occasion.”