The latest report from a leading Stag Do company shows 94% of group bookings requested a vegan option on their last evening of freedom.
Previously considered an event filled with nothing but debauchery, hedonism and burgers, it seems the modern man is having second thoughts when it comes to spending his last night of freedom feasting on meat, and acting decidedly disorderly in the process.
A report from The Stag Company has revealed a recent shift in their client’s culinary requirements, stating that a remarkable 94% of stag groups now request a vegan option on their food order! Contrast this to the 31% of groups requesting a vegetarian option, and it’s clear to see that grooms-to-be and their parties are opting to choose more plant-based options than ever before. Indian vegetarian restaurants are the most popular requests for the stag meals, which comes as no surprise, seeing as the majority of vegetable-based Indian dishes can be made vegan with a few handy tweaks.
Tom Bourlet, from The Stag Company, stated “We have had to quickly adapt our restaurant options we offer with a very rapidly changing demand from customers. With a group of 16, we are now aware we have to be wary of a number of members from the group having dietary requirements or seeking meat free options, therefore we have to ensure all of our restaurants offer this and can provide this for a big group.”
He adds: “Fortunately, we are finding a number of restaurants are adapting their menus in order to meet this change in demand.”
A vegan Man
The news from The Stag Company is encouraging, seeing as the majority of vegans in the UK at the moment are female (63% of us according to The Vegan Society). Reaching a male audience is becoming more popular, with campaigns specifically engineered to pin-point and target males to become vegan, such as PETA’s Stamina advert.
Now that veganism is beginning to become mainstream, with an increasing number of vegan eateries popping up across the UK, and options available at popular restaurants, these promising findings suggest that veganism is loosing it’s stigma amongst the male population, and is empowering and encouraging more men to find their ethical voices, even on their Stag Do!