18 
Oct

Theme Parks’ End of Summer?

Theme ParksThe summer is drawing to a close and after the last half term of the year, theme parks and attractions across the UK will be closing down for the winter.

Despite the current economy, theme parks are still one of the most popular visitor attractions with new rides pushing us to the limits in terms of fear and thrills.

And figures from VisitEngland have shown that so far, the Brexit effect has been positive. Only a minority of businesses have so far seen any referendum impact and this is mainly confined to accommodation rather than attractions businesses.

The impact of leaving the EU to date is on balance positive for domestic visitors, but slightly negative for overseas visitors. What this means is that in the UK, we are still visiting attractions and still spending money.

Review Your Oven

Catering at theme parks is big business. It’s hard to gauge how many burgers and hot dogs are flipped throughout the summer months! Winter is the ideal time to review ovens and other catering appliances.

Here at AC Services, we recommend that caterers take advantage of the down time and book a full service. We can check over the ovens and run diagnostics to ensure that they are in excellent working order, ready for next season’s opening.

Diversification

Although many venues will be closing to the public, others will be embracing the seasonal festivities ahead, such as Halloween and Christmas. These events pull in thousands of attendees and for caterers, it is a busy time. Halloween is usually when the fun starts. Although with the trend for killer clowns sweeping the country, it may seem that Halloween has started earlier this year.

Many theme parks and attractions diversify and stage themed dinners and parties. To be a good caterer, you need a good oven that can handle the extra workload. So if you are struggling with your old oven, think about investing in the Rational range such as the SelfCookingCenter XS. This was only launched last month. It is the smallest-ever Rational unit which still offers full Rational power and intelligence and an integrated fresh steam generator. It is ideal for use as a station unit where space is at a premium.

Every caterer has to adapt to the seasonal load. Autumn and winter are traditionally seasons where mass catering is at a premium. Take the time now before the rush starts to check your oven and your cooking environment. If you haven’t already done so, book a service. Simply call AC Services on 01454 322222 and we will help you with our advice and expert knowledge

Published Date: 18th October 2016
Category: Blog, Catering Business, News, Rational
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