All Diary articles – Page 2

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    Diary: Harry Ramsden’s, Drake & Morgan, St Austell


    This week’s Diary includes Bowmark weighing up options for the Drake & Morgan chairman role, Harry Ramsden’s on the up, Caring eyeing Bam-Bou number two, and St Austell’s coffee move. Feeling more chipper It seems that the turnaround of Harry Ramsden’s, the iconic fish & chip shop group, ...

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    Diary: Greene King, Stonegate, Pizza Hut, Franco Manca


    This week’s Diary includes Longbottom’s time in the sun, David Evans’ theatreland site getting a sporty makeover, Franco Manca’s property triumph, and Moorhouse’s MD reigniting a taxing debate. Longbottom, green fingers Most people in the pub trade will be wishing for a good summer. But one man will ...

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    Diary: Nando's, JDW, Patisserie Valerie, BrewDog


    This week’s Diary includes two more concepts going on the road as Nando’s and Patisserie Valerie secure motorway sites, positive feedback on Wetherspoons, BrewDog bottling it, football fever at Benito’s Hat, and the GMB getting stuck into pubcos

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    Diary: TRG, JDW, Bill's, Enterprise


    This week’s Diary includes pressure rising on Vince Cable over pubcos, Turner upbeat on TRG, Bill’s looking north and Benugo’s rent strife. Cable’s pubco gaffe There’s been another twist in the tenanted pubco saga today, with Business Secretary Vince Cable facing a demand to remove himself from the ...

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    Diary: Jamie Oliver, Richard Caring, Luminar


    This week’s Diary includes Luminar’s investment, Jamie Oliver eyeing Barbecoa growth, rumours of a Caring and McNally reunion, and David Cameron’s goal line clearance

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    Diary: Wagamama, BrewDog, Starbucks, McMullens


    This week’s Diary includes BrewDog getting the munchies, Wagamama reassessing its pipeline, burgers losing their crown in the US, and Prince Charles on the handpull. Ravenous dog BrewDog co-founder James Watt gave Diary some interesting insights into developments at its expanding bar estate last week - see our ...

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    Diary: M&B, Eclectic, Enterprise Inns, PBR, Starbucks, Costa


    This week’s Diary includes Eclectic’s admission to AIM, the end of the line for M&B’s Tuk Cho, Ted Tuppen’s next move, the fallout from PBR and finding love in Costa

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    Diary: JDW, Richard Caring, Caledonian Brewery, Bramwell


    This week’s Diary includes JDW’s Tim Martin on taking advice from bankers; two possible new openings for Richard Caring; musings from out-going Caledonian Brewery MD Stephen Crawley and the trade uniting over personal licences.Train of thoughtAs M&C revealed today, JD Wetherspoon has secured a £100m banking facility as it looks ...

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    Diary: Cote, Greene King, JDW and No Saints


    This week’s Diary includes a look at the chairmanship of Byron and Cote, a love-in between Tom Kerridge and Greene King, Steve Thomas being bullish about No Saints, and clear-the-air talks on VATMusical chairsThere are several similarities between Byron and Cote. Both are impressive casual dining concepts, which were launched ...

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    Diary: Wagamama, City Pub Co, Pizza Hut, Harvey's


    This week’s Diary includes a new location for Brewhouse & Kitchen, Clive Watson papped in pub with pup, F&B innovation at Gatwick, and getting back to the floor with Pizza Hut and Ping Pong

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    Diary: Las Iguanas, JDW, Benito's Hat, Toby Carvery


    This week’s Diary includes impressive figures from Las Iguanas, JDW plays chicken, Tim Bacon on his days behind the bar, Terry Pullen eyes more Ballrooms, InnBrighton refocuses on pubs, and you are what you eat according to Toby Carvery

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    Diary: Loungers, Bill Grimsey, Inventive, Luminar


    This week’s Diary includes impressive figures from Loungers, high street recommendations, new concepts in Reading and a German lesson

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    Diary: Stonegate, Itsu, CGA, Spice 2 Go


    This week’s Diary includes defining craft beer, Itsu expanding its smaller format, sunny weather brightening up pub sales, and a new spicy superhero.So what is craft beer?Research from CGA Strategy released earlier this month highlighted the performance of craft beer performance in the GB on-trade and showed that the sector ...

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    Diary: Five Guys, Shake Shack, Be At One, Shepherd Neame


    This week’s Diary includes a Hollywood star looking at a ping pong rollout, six-figure trading from Five Guys, Shake Shack eyeing options, and intriguing odours at the Great British Beer Festival.Bringing home the BaconIt is fair to say that the popularity of table tennis has taken off over the last ...

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    Diary: Young's, PizzaExpress, Subway


    This week’s Diary includes dishing up a career option, disposals and acquisitions in the London pub market, Dark Star getting tagged, and Youngs’ mobile marvel.Big decisionFrom the Big Conversation to the Perceptions Group and Springboard UK, a lot of fine work is being put into highlighting the career opportunities available ...

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    Diary: JDW, Young's, BrewDog, M&B, Union Ventures


    This week’s Diary includes next steps for Bobby Hashemi, Youngs’ Ram Brewery finally getting approval for redevelopment, Tim Martin on dogs and caravans, and the world’s biggest carvery crawl. Pizza the actionA lot of speculation has been building up about what the first project Bobby Hashemi, the former executive chairman ...

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    Diary: Polpo, Wahaca, Heineken, BrewDog


    This week’s Diary includes more on burger concepts, Wahaca looking to go further into take-outs, giving schooners a chance, and BrewDog getting meaty. Better burgers part 213Before we all start getting burger-lash, Diary would like to add one or two more snippets to the current interest in the ...

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    Diary: Whitbread, Polpo, Five Guys, Shake Shack


    This week’s Diary includes Polpo looking at the Big Apple, Andy Harrison’s offer to investors, Square Pie keeping an old rocker rocking, and who’s on top in the burger wars?