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    Cabana calls in administrators, sold to Hush


    Cabana Restaurants, the Jamie Barber-led Brazilian barbecue brand, has appointed administrators, with five sites sold to Hush Brasseries, another Barber-led group.

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    Eggslut eyes 10 for UK


    US-based casual dining brand Eggslut is looking to open around 10 restaurants in the UK in the coming years following the launch of its debut UK site in London’s Notting Hill, MCA’s sister title Big Hospitality reports.

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    Sukhothai undergoes partial MBO


    Thai casual dining group Sukhothai has undergone a partial management buy-out (MBO), with the current management team joining founders Gerrard Marks and Yupha (Ban) Kaewkraikhot as shareholders.

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    Red Oak Taverns buys 18 pubs from Wadworth


    Red Oak Taverns has acquired 18 leased and tenanted pubs from Wadworth for an undisclosed sum. The pubs are all based in the south and south west which Red Oak said would “strengthen the strong regional bias of Red Oak’s existing estate” which now totals 179 pubs.

  • Eat

    Sixteen Eat stores marketed for disposal


    A number of Eat stores are being marketed for disposal, following the grab and go operator’s acquisition by Pret A Manger, MCA understands.

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    Loch Fyne’s Horan takes on new role at Greene King


    Greene King has appointed Michael Horan as the new business unit director of its 70-strong gastro-pub business Metropolitan Pub Company.

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    Caffe Nero revamps food with deli range


    Caffe Nero has introduced a new deli range in a major overhaul of its food offering.

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    Date announced for EiG/Stonegate merger vote


    Ei Group (EiG) shareholders are to vote on the proposed merger with Stonegate on 12 September.

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    Dirty Martini cleans up with sales hike


    Dirty Martini has reported a like for like sales uplift of 12% for the 13 weeks to 28 July. The performance of its regional sites was particularly strong, with sales up 19.4% compared to a jump of 6.6% in London.

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    BrewDog considering bond payment in beer


    BrewDog founder James Watt has floated the idea of issuing a £10m bond where lenders would be partly paid in beer. As reported by Yahoo Finance , Watt posted on the brewery’s investor forum the suggestion that the bond would feature both financial returns and beverages. “We are ...