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Jonathan Neame

FY turnover up 11.7% at Shep Neame

20 Sep 2017

Shepherd Neame has this morning reported an 11.7% increase in turnover to £156.2m in the year to 24 June 2017

Paul Hopper

HOP secures £750k for two new City sites

15 Sep 2017

HOP, the Vietnamese grab and go concept, has secured £750,000 in private fundraising for its next two sites. 

Chris Hill NWTC

NWTC to launch new concept in Bristol

15 Sep 2017

New World Trading Company (NWTC) is to launch a new concept after securing a site Bristol

Comptoir Libanais

Comptoir sees improvement in trading

15 Sep 2017

The Comptoir Group has this morning reported seeing a noticeable improvement in trading during the last few months

Tim Martin at the Pub Conference

JDW FY lfls up 4%

15 Sep 2017

JD Wetherspoon has reported like-for-like sales up 4% for the 53 weeks to 30 July, with total sales up 4.1% to £1.7bn.

Sports Bar and Grill

Stonegate acquires Sports Bar & Grill

14 Sep 2017

Stonegate Pub Company has acquired Bar Holdings – the company behind Sports Bar & Grill.

EAT to make overseas debut/to launch in Debenhams

22 Sep 2017

EAT, the Lyceum Capital-backed chain, is to make its international debut later this year, with an opening at Madrid Airport, Spain

Greggs CEO makes healthy eating call

22 Sep 2017

Greggs chief executive Roger Whiteside has encouraged consumers to eat fewer sausage rolls – despite it being the largest retailer of the product in the UK.

Rodizio Preto lines up Kingston & Chelmsford openings

22 Sep 2017

Rodizio Preto, the London-based Brazilian steakhouse operator, is set to add a further two sites to its nine-strong estate

​Boxpark looking to create a new asset type

22 Sep 2017

The team behind Boxpark, which is set to open its third next year at Wembley Park, is looking to create a new asset type

Baker St could still see L’Antica Pizzeria opening

22 Sep 2017

”Italy’s oldest pizza restaurant” L’Antica Pizzeria da Michele could still be set to open on Baker Street, under a different company

Tim Bacon Foundation event

Over £527k raised for Tim Bacon Foundation charities

22 Sep 2017

Manchester’s first city-wide banquet raised over £527,000 for the Tim Bacon Foundation yesterday

Tim Hortons UK trying to stay faithful to Canadian original

22 Sep 2017

Tim Hortons has tried to keep its UK offer as faithful as possible to the Canadian original, though could make some tweaks as it tests the new market.

UberEats to continue as normal

22 Sep 2017

UberEats, the food delivery arm of Uber, is expected to continue to operate as normal in London despite the news that its private hire operator licence in London would not be renewed next month

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Why so Sirieix?

22 Sep 2017

The Galvin at Windows GM, star of the small screen, industry champion and prolific fundraiser has a new book, Secret Service, out next month. With so many plates spinning, how does the country’s most recognisable front-of-house man manage to prevent it all from crashing down, asks Sophie Witts

Pret Nice Airport

How food delivery services are moving into airports

22 Sep 2017

Queues at airport restaurants and food outlets are a common sight, especially at peak travel times, as transport hubs around the world deal with surging numbers of travelers. In response, a new batch of pick-up and delivery services has arrived on the scene to offer time-poor passengers an alternative to holding out for on-board plane food

Giggling Squid exterior

Banking on future growth

20 Sep 2017

The Business Growth Fund (BGF) has come a long way, far further than many imagined possible. Founded to support small and mid-sized emerging businesses during a difficult economic climate in 2011, it is now arguably the UK’s most active provider of growth capital

Customers eating out in restaurant

Tunnel vision

18 Sep 2017

It’s heads down, gritted-teeth tough out there at the moment for the majority of the UK’s eating and drinking-out market, and there aren’t many signs that things are going to pick up soon. Also what next for Byron?

Andy McCue, The Restaurant Group

TRG brand weakness exposed

13 Sep 2017

In his first year as chief executive of The Restaurant Group, Andy McCue, has made good progress, but are his hands ultimately tied by the weakness of the group’s core brands? Dominic Walsh discusses this dilemma as well as examining the successful takeover of Admiral Taverns and a Deliveroo deal that never was

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