Clive Watson

City Pub Group FY lfls up 3.8%

17 Jan 2018

The City Pub Group, the recently listed premium pub operator, has announced like-for-like sales up 3.8% for the year to 31 December 2017, with turnover up 34% to £37.4m.

Karen Forrester

TGI Fridays: “We haven’t slowed down at all”

16 Jan 2018

Karen Forrester, chief executive of TGI Fridays, has no plans to slow down expansion as the group targets another seven sites this year.


UK coffee shop market to grow by 5.3%

16 Jan 2018

The total UK coffee shop market is set to exceed 31,400 outlets by 2022, with a turnover of £13bn, Allegra World Coffee Portal has forecast.

Des Gunewardena

Gunewardena hails 'flight to quality' in December trading

16 Jan 2018

Des Gunewardena has credited a “flight to quality” to D&D London’s strong December trading.

Jamie Oliver

Jamie’s confirms it is exploring restructure

12 Jan 2018

The Jamie Oliver Restaurant Group has confirmed that it is exploring plans to restructure its Jamie’s Italian restaurant estate in the UK.


Byron FY losses hit £10m

12 Jan 2018

The CVA proposal document for Byron shows that the company’s like-for-likes sales declined to -17% at one stage

Bob's Cafe

Bob's Cafe set for rollout

18 Jan 2018

Giraffe founder Juliette Joffe has told MCA her family’s restaurant group will begin the rollout of Bob’s Café this year after converting two Chooks sites into the concept.

Brew York eyes street food kitchen

18 Jan 2018

Brew York, the craft brewery and taproom, is planning to extend its brewery and add a new street food kitchen.

Great Central Brewery to open craft beer bar in Leicester

18 Jan 2018

Great Central Brewery, based in Leicester, is to open a craft beer bar in the city’s Market Place.

Bar + Block set for Durham

18 Jan 2018

Whitbread is to open a new Premier Inn hotel and Bar + Block restaurant in Durham as part of the multimillion-pound Milburngate development.

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