Chef Richard Corrigan explains why he thinks restaurants are in crisis
Richard Corrigan says in this week's Food Programme that a crisis is unfolding in the restaurant business. The evidence is there to back him up. As the sales of takeaway pizzas and fast food outlets go up, some of the country's top restaurants are reporting empty tables for the first time in years. So what will chefs need to do to stay in business?
Sheila Dillon hears a range of options, including the bought in "restaurant ready meal" that can be served to customers within minutes. She also finds out how promotions of food with two-for-one offers and 50 per cent off actually work..
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