Restaurants & Retail Catering

Restaurants & Catering

Restaurants & Catering


RP Adam has long-term experience in the fine dining, casual dining, fast food and visitor attraction catering sectors. These vibrant businesses are redefining the high street and demand quality cleaning products and high service standards from a supplier like RP Adam. We have dealt with some of the UK’s best known names in the UK for many years and continue to do so. Our service package offers multi-site chains an excellent resource to draw on and, although the individual sites may be small, the critical collective mass is big business for suppliers and consumers alike.

Despite the recession and continuing squeeze on household incomes, eating-out has become more popular than ever in the UK. With over 23,500 establishments, the UK restaurant industry is expected to exceed £52bn in sales by 2017. The casual dining market, in particular, is growing at a rapid pace at approximately 11% per annum since 2009, attracting an extra 47m visits each year in comparison to five years ago. With fine dining remaining ‘recession proof’, it is the independent full service restaurants that are being squeezed with a traffic decline of 11.4 per cent since 2009.

While the long-term fundamentals for the eating out market in the UK are highly positive, driven by demographic and consumer trend shifts, the industry continues to face a number of challenges. These include increasingly demanding and discerning customers; rising consumer expectations regarding price, quality and value for money; healthy eating options; the impact of social media on consumer buying behaviour; the influx of new brands and dining concepts; the squeeze on independent full-service restaurants; and the on-going industry debate regarding VAT.

The UK restaurant sector comprises a wide range of different offerings in terms of size, ownership, the type of food being served, style of service and type of customer. The need for clean premises and the highest possible food safety and hygiene standards is a ‘given’ across all segments of the industry. Food safety standards in the UK are among the highest in the world. As recently as November last year, 3,000 London restaurants were told by the Food Standards Agency to improve kitchen hygiene


Due to our extensive experience working in this sector, RP Adam’s dedicated team will ensure that your premises not only meet, but surpass, rigorous health and safety standards regarding cleanliness and the proper use of cleaning chemicals.

On-going advice on keeping your premises ‘safe and clean’ can be found on the Arpal Group blog under the category of ‘Food Safety’. This includes a free, seven part e-Book entitled ‘Food Safety and Disinfection’.

Efficient and effective dish and glass washing is also critical to many of our customers. Professional cleaning chemical suppliers play an important role in ensuring that the wash process results in hygienically clean and dry crockery, cutlery and glassware delivered in a prompt, reliable, efficient and professional way. On our blog we have provided a four part series on ‘Auto Dishwashing’ which is accompanied by a downloadable e-Book.

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We are very grateful for having access to a supplier that gives demonstrable service support into the independent sector which has been hugely beneficial to us and to our customers. Our branch network enjoys working with the RP Adam local teams and I think that building this local trust and respect has been the real key to successful and consistent business growth over the years.