A virtual reality
It’s all go behind the scenes as the industry’s first online show for the fish frying and fast food sector gets ready to launch next month. Here’s a taster of what to expect
As the final touches are being put to the stands, literature is being uploaded and video content edited, we’re really excited to be counting down to the industry’s first Fish Frying & Fast Food Online Show.
It’s a huge step change; we’ve been putting on the annual Fish Frying & Fast Food Show at venues across England for the past 15 years. But as technology evolves, so too must the ways we communicate and so we’ve made the move and taken a show online, making it easier than ever to find new products, ideas and engage with your peers.
With cost and time barriers broken down, the Fish Frying & Fast Food Online Show is now accessible to everyone everywhere and therefore we’re expecting to welcome a larger, more mixed crowd than ever before to log on and wander the virtual exhibition hall.
In fact, one shop that has already registered is FishNChips, the first fish and chip shop to open in Lebanon. Owner Fadwa Ghaddar comments: “We opened the shop almost three months ago in Saida and we’re really looking forward to The Fish Frying & Fast Food Online Show as we would like to find out about new ideas or items that we can add to the menu, in particular, appetisers. l’m also hoping to pick up some tips about frying techniques as well as ideas from other countries.”
What to expect At the three day exhibition, you can expect all the same great industry leading suppliers that have been present at previous shows as well as many new companies exhibiting everything from frying ranges and utensils to online ordering systems and batter.
Once logged in and in the exhibition hall, an interactive floor plan will enable you to easily locate exhibitors of your choice or, alternatively, you can use the online search function to find companies showcasing particular services i.e. filtration, frying oils or batter. Once on a stand, you can live chat, ask questions, watch informative videos and demonstrations, book a follow-up appointment and request samples to be sent straight to your shop door.
Navigate out of the exhibition hall and you’re back in the main lobby where you’ll have access to exclusive areas such as a Networking Lounge hosting live seminars, Black Fryday showcasing special offers and discounts tailored for the show, as well as an Education Zone full of information to read, download and take away.
Make sure you register ahead of the event online by clicking here where you can build your profile, find out more about the show and watch a number of short videos explaining how each area of the exhibition will work.
As well as a host of exhibitors to visit, the Fish Frying & Fast Food Online Show is hosting a live seminar programme, with sessions taking place regularly across the three days on key industry topics such as diversifying your menu, making the most of social media and managing a refurbishment. Just register online for the show and be in the networking lounge at the allotted time to be part of the debate.
Something for everyone
Over the course of the three days, Pro Fry will be taking visitors on a tour of a bespoke mobile fish and chip unit as well as a giving a peek inside its brand new concept - converted shipping containers. There will also be exclusive offers, tutorials on how to use its Regal frying range and filtration unit, and a downloadable brochure to check out later. A member of the Pro Fry team will also be available throughout the exhibition to answer any questions visitors may have, from what gas supply is needed to power a Regal frying range, to how many chips can be fried per hour, to what is the build time for a Pro Fry unit.
Middletons will also be using the online virtue of the exhibition to take friers on an exclusive behind the scenes tour of its new factory, including the production area so friers can see exactly where and how it produces its batter, curry and gravy mixes, In addition, there will be videos to watch showing how to make the perfect batter, curry and gravy. The Batter Boys will be available to chat to during the show, giving visitors the opportunity to ask questions and book a personalised training session in their shop with the team.
Young’s Foodservice will be showcasing the latest products from the King Frost range including the new Quarter Pounder Fillet of Fish. Made from fillets of MSC certified wild Alaska pollock coated in golden bubbly batter, it’s perfect served in a bap with tartare sauce and mushy peas as an on-the-go alternative to classic fish and chips. What’s more, it can be deep fried in 8 minutes, ensuring it can be cooked and served efficiently in the fast-paced environment of a fish and chip shop.
EPOS solutions provider Casio will be showcasing its new all-in-one technology bundle for independent fast food operators, designed to help them grow sales and make the most of the huge demand for online ordering. Scott Grant, systems divisional manager, UK at Casio, comments: “This all-in-one bundle of EPOS, online ordering and integrated payments gives smaller food retailers the tools to compete with much larger businesses for a share of the fast-growing online delivery market.”
The Fish Frying & Fast Food Online Show
When: Monday 10th, Tuesday 11th & Wednesday 12th June
Register: Here and follow the instructions
Sam’s Natural Kitchen will be streaming a video explaining how to use its all natural mushy peas, which come frozen in pouches, why they are different to anything else on the market and useful tips on utilising POS and upselling techniques to help boost sales. It will also be offering a buy one box, get one free offer through Friars Pride exclusively for visitors to the show.
National wholesaler JJ Foodservice will be highlighting its wide-range of MSC certified fish and seafood products together with packaging, condiments, soft drinks, batters, disposables, cleaning products and more. The wholesaler works directly with trawlers to offer a consistent supply of high, quality fish and seafood products including line-caught and Individually Quick Frozen options. Visitors who open a new account with JJ at the show will be able to get £25 off their first order. Simply start a chat with the team to access the exclusive voucher code which can be used during the show. Save more time by opening an account ahead of the show by clicking here.
Learn more about the work the NFFF undertakes for its members as well as the sector as a whole to help protect the fish and chip industry. Members of the team will be available to discuss the benefits available to those that join the organisation, including business improvement training courses it will be rolling out throughout the year. During the show, the NFFF will also be running exclusive competitions together with discounts on the products and services it offers.
Fryersmate will be selling all the must-have utensils including skimmers, shovels and scoops so, with free delivery on all orders over £75 (ex VAT), it’s the ideal time to replace old items or simply stock up. Owner Mr Bolla comments: “All items are produced in stainless steel (unless stated) and have been produced to our design, which is durable and longer lasting.”
Florigo, meanwhile, will be using the platform to present the unique features of its frying ranges, from mirrored glass doors and halo lighting to its built-in triple filtration. Visitors will also have the opportunity to go on a tour of its latest frying range, see how it works as well as ask questions on which style of range to go for or which layout to choose. There will also be videos to watch, content to download and special offers exclusive to the show to snap up.
DID YOU KNOW?
You can still visit the Fish Frying & Fast Food Online Show after hours, browse stands and download the special offers, the live aspects of the show will just be switched off.
Unsure if you’re paying too much for your business insurance? Or simply need some tips on how to manage risk to help reduce your insurance premiums? On the Wrapped stand, friers can chat online with the team, find the answers to these and any other insurance-related questions or simply request a quotation. Wrapped’s Sarah Beard comments: “Our aim is to understand visitors’ requirements and to provide them with cover and added benefits that offer value for money but also gives the peace of mind in knowing that their business is properly protected should the worst happen.”
A mainstay on a chip shop’s menu is sausages, making Blakemans' stand a must-stop. Visitors can find out about its popular Supreme and Premier sausages or, for those shops wanting to trade up, the more recent Gastro and Butchers Select brands. The team will be on hand to answer any questions friers may have around their product range, ingredients used and to advise on best cooking techniques.
Perhaps you’re a first-time buyer looking for your first venture into fish and chips? Or an experienced business owner wanting to buy a shop, sell your current business or would simply like a valuation. Then visit business agent EM&F Group’s stand for informed guidance and advice. With agents available throughout the three-day event and with a network of offices across England and Wales, there will always be someone local who knows the districts, values and demands.
With fish and chip shops comes a high risk of fire, so why not speak to Johnson Controls about how its ANSUL about how its Ansul kitchen suppression solutions can stop fires in their tracks, protecting your business, staff and customers.
Gardiff will be helping fish and chip shops improve their efficiencies and reduce losses with its simple to use and easy to maintain Epos systems. Find out how to enhance these systems with optional features such as integrated card payment terminals, cloud back office, commission-free online ordering, digital menu boards and kitchen display screens. Why not book a free onsite demonstration to see the system and discuss your requirements in person? Plus all Fish Frying & Fast Food Online Show attendees will receive a 10% discount on its pricing. Ask about its flexible payment terms, including short or long term rental, lease purchase and outright purchase.
Martyn Edwards Frank Ford will be ready to discuss any questions visitors have from range and shop design to ductwork issues and servicing parts. Attendees can also find out about its most recent range, the Omega Crossover, which offers all the latest in modern frying advancements and efficiency in a smaller, compact package. It comes with integrated filtration and high efficiency as standard - saving money on bills - as well as product timers and an open, unobstructed view of all the frying.
Log in for free on your phone, iPad or laptop and watch training videos and take part in chats
Frymax will be promoting its 100% certified sustainable palm oil, which is ideal for frying and which contains less than one percent trans fatty acids. Visitors can also log on to the brand new Frymax website and sign up to a members area giving full access to the Frymax team, its network of ambassadors as well as unrestricted access to exclusive video content, its dedicated Frying Guide, competitions as well as branding, marketing and promotional support.
NEODA will be on hand to discuss its Oil Monitoring Programme and explain why it’s important to look for fat or oil that carries the NEODA Guarantee of Confidence logo. As a member of the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil, NEODA members will be dispelling some of the myths about palm oil and answering any questions.
A visit to BD Signs' stand will provide an overview of its marketing, design and print services including easy to edit digital menu display, 3D signs and promotional stands, all of which can be customised, tailored and designed specifically to individual business requirements.
Register for the UK's first Fish Frying & Fast Food Online Show and start building your profile now by clicking here.
FULL EXHIBITOR LIST:
Martyn Edwards Frank Ford
Middleton Food Products
James T Blakeman
Allied Drink Systems
BD Signs & Digital
Everett Masson & Furby
ProFry Mobile Catering Manufacturers
ANSUL Fire Suppression Systems
Sam’s Natural Kitchen
Johnson Reed Finance