LONDON — How much is it worth to have your dog eat with you? Well one cafe in London has placed a price tag on the experience at £30 ($43.69 USD). The Bluebird Cafe is opening a pop-up restaurant within their location on April 28th that will allow your dog to eat like a king with the best company- you. The cafe is providing dogs with a gourmet experience, as they serve a three-course brunch of “venison sausages and beefy brown rice, chicken and lamb ‘barkenberg’ loaf, and a sweet potato and peanut butter macaron to finish.”
With more and more humans wanting to immerse their pets even deeper in their day-to-day life, restaurants worldwide are starting to take notice. Like fast food chain Shake Shack, which now offers a doggy menu, and the many restaurants that are now allowing dogs on their patios. According to a study conducted by the group Mintel, this desire of humans to be closer with their pets is related to a “depending emotional connection.” The study also divulges that 66 percent of pet owners, treat their pets as they would their children and that 20 percent of pet owners would rather eat less, than take away a portion of their pets food if it came down to it.
While paying £30 for a doggy meal may seem like a lot, there are actually many pet owners willing to pay that. One British bakery owner reveals that dog owners happily pay £35 for one of her doggy cakes and that the trend of spoiling dogs with gourmet food is growing. In Britain alone, there are an estimated 9 million dogs as pets and pet owners spent £4 billion on food for them in 2014. Would you pay more to eat with your pet?
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