North Shields pub launches world's first '˜lickable' menu

A North Shields pub has become the first in the world to launch a lick-able menu.

Saturday, 1st April 2017, 8:09 am
Updated Saturday, 8th April 2017, 9:26 pm
Flaming Grill's scratch and lick menu launches April 1. Picture by Ian Enness

The Flaming Grill pub, at Fox Hunters in Preston North Road, has launched the world’s first ‘scratch and lick’ menu.

Flavour experts from the pub have teamed up with food scientists and engineers to develop the new LickTech technology, which allows guests to taste their food before they order.

New items on the ‘scratch and lick’ menu include Flaming Grill’s barbecue marinated Double Dipped Rib Eye Steak, its five flavour Frickin’ Chicken Skewers and its newest challenge dish, the Mother Clucker Sandwich.

The menus also include a specially created Sani-Safe coating, meaning that they are free from germs within five seconds of being licked.

Avril Smith, general manager at the Fox Hunters, said: “We’ve all been there, everyone’s ready to order and you just can’t decide what to have.

“Even worse, you place the order, the food arrives and food envy immediately sets in.

“We’ve been working on the technology to allow guests to effectively try before they buy for a number of years now, and with our new menu having a wider range of flavours than ever before, we felt that now was the time to reveal the new offering to help guests make more informed decisions.”

The new ‘scratch and lick’ menus will be available at the Fox Hunters from today (Saturday).

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