Reds True Barbecue

Red’s enters refinancing talks

29 Mar 2017

Red’s True Barbecue has entered refinancing talks after breaching its banking facility

Karen Turton

Turton swaps Nando’s for Turtle Bay

28 Mar 2017

Turtle Bay has appointed Karen Turton, formerly of Nando’s and Spirit Pub Company, as its new UK operations director


Tasty cuts openings pipeline for ‘challenging’ 2017

28 Mar 2017

Tasty, the Wildwood operator, has cut its openings programme and warned that headline operating profit is likely to fall in a ‘challenging’ 2017.

Coppa Club

Coppa Club builds pipeline

24 Mar 2017

Coppa Club has begun to build its pipeline for the coming year, with deals being put in place to open in Brighton and Maidenhead

Pizza Hut Express Stratford

Yum! restructures Pizza Hut European arm

22 Mar 2017

Pizza Hut International, the Yum! Brands owned group, has restructured its European business with the aim of accelerating growth across the region.

Brasserie Bar Co secures first hotel site

30 Mar 2017

Brasserie Bar Co, operator of Brasserie Blanc and White Brasserie Company, has secured its first hotel-based site

All Star Lanes founder to launch gourmet fish n chips concept

30 Mar 2017

Mark von Westenholz, the founder of All Star Lanes, is launching an “upmarket fish and chip shop” concept, with the first site due to open in Kensington in June, MCA understands.

MEATliquor to provide blanket pay rise

30 Mar 2017

MEATliquor is to give its entire workforce a 30p pay rise in line with the next increase in the National Living Wage

​Tampopo to open food court concept

30 Mar 2017

Tampopo, the Manchester-based, pan-Asian restaurant group, is to launch a new food court concept later this spring

Cote adds Maidstone & Newcastle to 2017 pipeline

30 Mar 2017

Cote, the BC Partners-backed group, has added Maidstone and Newcastle to its openings pipeline for 2017

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Market towns not so Tasty

30 Mar 2017

The sobering full-year update from Tasty, the Kaye family-backed operator of the Wildwood and Dim T brands earlier this week, was the first one that I think gave a truer reflection of where the market actually is, with the real hard yards set to kick in

Vivek Singh

Spicing up the Indian restaurant scene

03 Mar 2017

After showing Londoners the luxurious side of Indian cuisine, The Cinnamon Group’s Vivek Singh has set his sites in premium casual dining with Cinnamon Bazaar.

Bill's interior

Fox starts to leave prints on Bill’s

22 Feb 2017

It is less than a year into his stewardship of the Richard Caring-backed group and Mark Fox has been busy putting in place the foundations to make sure the company can return to the expansion trail in better shape than it left it, while also getting ready to take a bite out of the grab-and-go market


Ramen home a good idea

20 Jan 2017 | By Mel Flaherty

When Emma Reynolds began a noodle business with her flatmate, she never expected the potential to be realised so quickly and in such an impressive manner. Mel Flaherty catches up with the former microbiology student

Jamie Oliver

Jamie opens a can of worms

13 Jan 2017 | By Dominic Walsh

News this month that Jamie Oliver was to shut six of his restaurants was met with a wave of criticism of the celebrity chef and the suggestion that Brexit might have played a part. Dominic Walsh reports

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