Create a banger menu for British Sausage Week

Delicious Sausages With Mashed Potatoes And Vegetables

Bars, pubs and restaurants should get ready with the best bangers for their seasonal menus in time for British Sausage Week, says Bestway Wholesale.

The British Sausage Week promotion, running from October 31 to November 6, takes in the key trading periods of Halloween and Bonfire Night which are ideal for sausage snacks and main courses.

Ron Hickey, Bestway Wholesale’s catering and on-trade sales director, said: “UK consumers have an enduring love affair with the great British banger and this national celebration of the sausage, now in its 19th year, is an ideal opportunity for caterers to get creative with this menu classic, to help attract new customers and generate some interest in the local press and on social media.

“From main courses to sandwiches and sharing platters, sausages are a versatile and popular menu offering.

“The week is the ideal time to introduce new sausage dishes or varieties of sausage to menus, such as a sausage sharing board as a snack, or a sausage meat burger.

“Caterers could also consider launching a sausage and mash mix-and-match board, adding a choice of ‘extras’ such as freshly chopped onion or a local cheese to mash.”

There are in-store butchery departments in 30 Bestway and Batleys depots, with trained butchers on hand to prepare meat to customers’ specific requirements, including handmade sausages.

Ron Hickey’s top tips for Sausage Week success

  • Offer a sausage and mash mix-and-match board, where customers can choose their own variety of sausage, mash and gravy.
  • Feature sausages on snack and lunchtime menus, offering dishes such as sharing sausage platters with a selection of mustards, hot dogs, honey-glazed chipolatas, sausage rolls or a sausage sandwich.
  • Offer special sausage dishes for Halloween and Bonfire Night, such as bonfire bangers an beans with jacket potatoes, bean and sausage hotpot, or hot dogs with a choice of toppings.
  • Use a local ale to add a special touch to gravy.
  • Add sausage dishes to your children’s options, such as a sausage and mash hedgehog, sausage pasta or a mini sausage burger.
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