Restaurants

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    Interviews

    Chicken for the grown-ups

    2019-09-13T07:40:00Z

    In the early days of Coqfighter, a senior industry peer predicted that soon enough, they would be forced to ditch the vodka from their chicken batter due to mounting costs. The addition was inspired by Heston Blumenthal, with Coqfighter’s executive chef and ‘mad scientist’ Troy Sawyer using it to make the batter lighter and more crispy.

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    Call for clearer allergen labelling after Byron burger death

    2019-09-13T07:38:00Z

    There have been calls for all restaurant menus to feature a “red A” next to dishes that contain allergens, following the death of a teenager who died after eating a burger he was unaware had been coated in buttermilk.

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    Drink-led pubs see spike in lfls after mini heatwave

    2019-09-09T07:33:00Z

    Wet-led pubs achieved a 4.1% increase in like-for-like sales (lfls) during August as the mini heatwave brought out drinkers, according to the latest Coffer Peach Business Tracker.

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    Interviews

    Profile: Wild things

    2019-09-06T07:37:00Z

    Mac & Wild’s co-founder Calum Mackinnon talks to Jo Bruce about plans for a new experiential brand, US expansion and capitalising on its retail arm.

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    News

    Slim Chickens trading well above expectations

    2019-09-05T06:41:00Z

    American fast-casual brand Slim Chickens has been trading “well above expectations”, Boparan Restaurant Group’s chief executive Tom Crowley has told MCA.

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    Slim Chickens adds to London estate with fifth site

    2019-09-03T07:37:00Z

    Boparan Restaurant Group is to add a fifth site to its estate of Slim Chickens outlets, with a new opening in the capital this autumn.

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    Interviews

    Gary Usher: ‘It’s annoying not understanding things on the menu’

    2019-08-23T07:11:00Z

    Ahead of a documentary tracking the opening of his fifth restaurant in Prescot, the founder of Elite Bistros talks to Food Spark’s Tom Lee about the pros and cons of cookery shows, simplifying menus and the many uses of a konro grill.

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    Wingstop announces second site

    2019-08-21T07:52:00Z

    Wingstop, the global wing concept, has announced its second UK site will open in Dalston Kingsland High Street. 

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    S Group founder takes on Reubens site

    2019-08-20T07:29:00Z

    Lee Landau, the restauranteur behind Jewish restaurant group S Group, has acquired the former site of kosher restaurant Reubens in the West End, as the business looks to expand.

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    Franco Manca lines up Aldgate site

    2019-08-15T06:59:00Z

    Franco Manca looks set to open a further London restaurant, in Aldgate, MCA understands.