A Redditch pub has won itself a place in the Guinness Book of Records after introducing a colossal 6000 calorie Christmas dinner! The massive monstrosity is being served up at The Duck Inn and sets punters back £35. It may seem like a lot but just look at the size of that plate!
The world’s biggest Christmas dinner in all its glory! Image via: The Metro
As well as an entire roast turkey, the meal also includes 25 of each of the following: roast potato pieces, parsnips, stuffing balls, pigs in blankets, mini carrots, sprouts, cauliflower and broccoli florets! The mega-meal is topped off with a pint of gravy and a huge dollop of cranberry sauce. What’s more, The Duck Inn is offering the meal free of charge to anyone who can wolf it down in 45 minutes or less.
The challenge has created a huge amount of publicity for The Duck Inn and proves that Christmas is a fantastic opportunity to rake in some extra holiday revenue. If you own a pub launching a Christmas menu could be the best decision you make all year. It definitely doesn’t have to be as extravagant as The Duck Inn’s 6000 calorie feast and can ultimately be as easy as you like. Sit down for a chat with your in-house chef and come up with something that you think will sell. The key here is to think about your clientele and cater to their tastes accordingly. If you’re a local country pub your punters will most likely prefer traditional dishes and hearty fare. If you’re a chic inner city establishment thinking outside the box and getting a little bit creative is a great way to create a buzz.
While your new Christmas menu is a terrific opportunity to generate extra income you’ll also need to safeguard yourself against the increased risks. Your chefs won’t be familiar with the new dishes which means that chaos in the kitchen could result in fire damage or injuries. If any specialty ingredients are damaged it could leave you out of pocket while serving up poultry always goes hand in hand with the risk of food poisoning, no matter how careful your chefs are. As such it’s critical to protect your business with an adequate pub insurance policy that covers all of the above scenarios, and more! Employee liability will keep your staff well looked after, public liability will over the costs associated with any unhappy clientele and goods in transit/products liability will take care of any loss resulting from spoiled ingredients.