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F&B Concepts & Trends – A Recipe for Success

In the last few years, the food and beverage industry has found itself in a position it has never been in before, restaurant closures, trade restrictions and mandatory lockdowns have all added to an environment that is unlike anyone has seen before. However, circumstances have led to innovation and the industry is slowly turning the tide and this will be emphasised at The Happetite by MAPIC event which will showcase a global selection of F&B concepts across the 29 November – 1 December at the Palais des Festivals in Cannes.

Together with MAPIC, The Happetite is the only event gathering the most important F&B, retail, property and leisure industries leaders, enabling attendees to expand their restaurant business internationally. Attendees will include multi-site operators, franchise partners, private equity investors, property developers and city representatives.

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Arcade Food Theatre Centrepoint
London, UK

The Happetite is the only international food industry trade show accelerating the expansion of restaurant chains in retail and urban destinations. It is an international forum for restaurant chains to expand their business, find new locations & meet new business partners. The event will feature a dedicated exhibition space that showcases the latest food concepts and top restaurant brands and an entire conference day that will be focused on restaurant brands and the magic of food in lifestyle destinations by over 35 experts.

Concepts at The Happetite by MAPIC
Slimfreddy has been a trader in the major stock exchange capitals of the world (London, New York, Geneva and Dubai, etc.) for more than 20 years. Slim Freddy’s is a fast food restaurant, allowing you to try several types of burgers in the same order and offering simple combinations of fresh products. The cooking technique guarantees the best taste quality without any added fat. They only offer simple recipes made up of quality products that they are proud to assemble using a revolutionary technique that allows them to guarantee respect for the product and the quality of service in our restaurants.

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Place des Oliviers, France

Place des Oliviers is a place that is both authentic and modern where you can spend a moment of relaxation with colleagues, friends or family! Brasserie with dishes with southern flavours that create “homemade” cuisine that shines through with quality and seasonal products. The originality of the place is the presence of pétanque courts inside the establishment so that you can enjoy a summer atmosphere all year round! Pétanque is a bowling sport of southern origin whose name comes from the expression “pés tanqués” which means feet together. It would be in 1908 that a certain Jules dis “Le noir” invented “petanque” in La Ciotat near Marseille. It is an original concept with a relaxing catering area for both professionals and individuals.

With Fermes and Co, a company created by the Cambers of Agriculture France in 2021, consumers buy extra fresh and seasonal farm products and support local producers in a concrete way. 100 per cent of the products are in season and the fruit and vegetables are harvested at the right time! It’s only products from local producers to promote short circuits and limit intermediaries. Fermes and Co develops, animates and manages the network of stores under the Welcome to the farm brand. It accompanies its future partners from the study of the project to the day-to-day operation of the store, obviously including the search for financing and all the stages of your project.

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Bateel International, Express Avenue, Chennai, India

La Fabuleuse Cantine is a restaurant concept combining the simplicity of a canteen and the gastronomy of fine restaurants, all for a price accessible to all. But this canteen is much more than a simple place of restoration; it is a philosophy mixing ecology, art and solidarity around a unique concept: sustainable canteen gastronomy. Their ethos is to buy and transform organic products shunned by local producers to give them social, environmental and economic value. At La Fabuleuse Cantine, they offer an on-site catering service via a unique menu that changes every day depending on the fruits and vegetables that they buy.

ICEBAR Stockholm by ICEHOTEL is the world’s first permanent icebar. The interior is carved out of 40 tonnes of natural ice from the Torne River by ice sculptors from ICEHOTEL. ICEBAR has been a popular attraction in Stockholm since the opening in 2002 and attracts both tourists and locals who want a slice of the Arctic North in downtown Stockholm. ICEBAR Stockholm is made of ice – and so is the glass that your drink is served in. The bar has a constant temperature of -5°C (23°F) and room for up to 60 people. This is not just a drink in a bar in central Stockholm – it’s a slice of northern Sweden’s polar magic and a totally unique experience.

Concepts Around the World
Westfield Penrith has revealed the brands that will join its $33M casual dining and entertainment precinct. Coles supermarkets will be the first to open next Wednesday, 16 November with an open-front bakery, a large deli and Liquorland, followed by the Queensland-based Hanaromart Asian supermarket. Dining outlets including Thai Thae, No 1 Malatang and Smiling Dumplings and Noodles will open early next month. Mini golf course Holey Moley, western Sydney’s Funlab venues and Archie Brothers Cirque Electriq will open on 16 December in the new entertainment precinct of the centre. Centre Manager for Westfield Penrith, Matilde Princiotta, said the mall had “listened to the community and created a destination for them”. From Wednesday next week, customers visiting Westfield Penrith will be able to participate in a range of launch activities such as live entertainment and face painting.

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La Fabuleuse Cantine, Saint Etienne, France

Labelling itself the ‘most Instagrammable café in the world’, EL&N cafes are lurid pink, with stages and displays for selfies. The food at EL&N is vivid and outrageous, including its s’mores hot chocolate, or pistachio frappe, concentrating on indulgent treats such as its cinnamon s’mores waffle.

Everything is designed to look beautiful and extravagant and to be photographed. EL&N stands for Eat, Live and Nourish. All that they create is informed by these three guiding touch points: The most delectable food and drink offering in a stunning setting, products for living a stylish life and a positive ethos to nourish your soul.

Situated on New Oxford Street in London, the second iteration of the Arcade Food Theatre opened recently following its Covid-forced closure and has introduced a complete range of worldly cuisines into this restaurant-style food hall. Food offers include Indonesian street food Bebek! Bebek!, Nepalese street food Tipan Tapan, Middle Eastern shwarma Shatta & Toum and a Japanese omakase experience. There is also a Southern Thai restaurant, Plaza Khao Gaeng, for a more formal dining experience. Drinks at their standalone bar are created using fresh market ingredients to mirror the flavours of the kitchens and a fully-packed music programme sets the vibe from day ‘til night.

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Westfield Penrith, Australia

Bateel International offers its guests a journey of transformation and creation, forging an enduring legacy of innovation, delighting discerning consumers of fine food around the world. Bateel elevated a revered ancient fruit to gourmet delicacies and created a luxury retail experience that launched an entirely new market, a market for the gourmet dates and date products. Bateel is the ultimate indulgence and gifting destination and the luxurious concept offers a distinctly different experience where guests are welcomed with the warmth of Arabian hospitality and are treated to a collection of gourmet date products.

Time Out Market is a dining-and-culture experience curated and vetted by the editors of the Time Out magazine. It is a unique and innovative concept: the world’s first food and cultural market based wholly on editorial curation. It all started in 2014 when Time Out Lisbon editors turned a historic market hall in the city into Time Out Market, thus creating the world’s first food and cultural market. The latest Time Out Market launched in Dubai last year and the company is aiming to launch a site in London in 2023.