American cuisine was one of the cuisine types within pub channels, along with Australian and International cuisines, according to GlobalData’s menu intelligence database. In its menu analysis of pub in New Zealand report, GlobalData analyses 235 menu items across pub outlets and provides an overview of various foodservice channels in New Zealand. According to GlobalData, pub makes up 0.157% of all restaurant types in New Zealand. Buy the report here.

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Vegetables was found to be the most-used ingredient in pub establishments, featuring in 19% of menu items, followed by cheese and pork. Herbs, Spices & Seasonings and fruit were also significant ingredients. An analysis of menu categories reveals that salads & sides, burgers, soft drinks, baked goods & morning goods and meat dishes were most popular within the pub format.

An analysis of the annual price change between 2022 and 2023 indicates that the average menu prices in New Zealand pub channel have flat growth. Considering all channels (including pub) the average price change was 0%. As on-premises dining gains momentum following the COVID-19 pandemic, the pub segment in New Zealand is expected to experience overall growth. Moreover, the introduction of new menu items that emphasize health and wellness generates interest in those seeking nutritious menu options and greater variety.

Different restaurant types exhibited mixed price movements within New Zealand foodservice market between 2022 and 2023. Of all the restaurant types, baker exhibited highest price hike, while QSR experienced a price decrease.

An in-depth analysis of pub price trends by location reveals consumption trends of each region. The graph below represents the change in pub menu prices between 2022 and 2023 across the top five locations. As seen below, pub menu items in Hamilton became more affordable as compared to Hamilton and .

While consumers become more price conscious, operators look for ways to optimize their costs to retain margin and market share. In the New Zealand market, pub operators rely on innovation as a crucial tactic to appeal to customers as well as optimize costs. As increasing number of consumers seek novel experiences, foodservice operators must continuously innovate their menu choices, providing superior taste and quality along with a diverse selection of dishes. Operators should highlight the distinctive tastes and flavors of their food and beverage offerings in a convenient format to enhance customer engagement.

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GlobalData, the leading provider of industry intelligence, provided the underlying data, research, and analysis used to produce this article. 

GlobalData’s Online Menu Intelligence is a database of cost and profit foodservice operators on menus within Foodservice Intelligence Center. The tool’s several search options, such as cuisine, category, menu item, ingredient, and restaurant, help users to conduct focused searches in terms of price analysis (average price and change in prices), menu item claims, popular categories, cuisine/ingredient penetration levels, etc.