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    Landlords getting cold feet over long-leases

    2019-11-01T07:59:00Z

    London landlords are becoming increasingly nervous about signing restaurants up for long leases following several high-profile closures, according to a leading property expert.

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    Chop’d to launch virtual vegan brand

    2019-11-01T07:59:00Z

    Chop’d is to launch a virtual vegan brand through Deliveroo next Monday, called Vegan Delivered.

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    Adam Handling to launch sustainable casual restaurant

    2019-10-31T15:40:00Z

    Chef and restauranteur Adam Handling is to open a sustainable casual restaurant and champagne bar called Ugly Butterfly on the Kings Road next month.

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    Old Spot Pub Company makes it 10

    2019-10-31T15:08:00Z

    The Old Spot Pub Company has opened its 10th site – the Crown & Treaty in Uxbridge, following a refurbishment of the historic pub.

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    McDonald’s opens first ‘dark kitchen’ in Hounslow

    2019-10-31T14:58:00Z

    McDonald’s has opened its first dark kitchen dedicated solely to Uber Eats deliveries, according to a report by Property Week. A McDonald’s spokesman told the magazine the opening was “part of a wider trial to test different restaurant formats” and the dark kitchen would “ensure that restaurants in the surrounding area can provide the service and convenience that our customers expect, ensuring that McDelivery customers have a great experience.

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    Rockfish reveal sales hike

    2019-10-31T13:57:00Z

    Rockfish, the seven-strong seafood chain run by Mitch Tonks, has revealed a sales uplift of 15% to £7.95m for the year end 2019. Tonks said the last 12 months had represented a “real turning point for our business. We saw some tremendous like-for-like sales, opened one restaurant but also paused to consider what was going on in the wider industry and economy and focused on strengthening our senior team and building the pipeline for the future.

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    UK Hospitality and the BBPA urge action on business rates

    2019-10-31T13:54:00Z

    Trade bodies UK Hospitality and the BBPA have slammed the current level of business rates as “unfair” and a ”burden” on the hospitality industry. Welcoming a House of Commons Treasury Committee’s report on the Impact of Business Rates on Business, UK Hospitality CEO Kate Nicholls said: “We’re pleased to see the Committee recognising the burden of business rates has grown and the system no longer works. The current system is nowhere near flexible enough and it has directly contributed to the decline of high streets.

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    Patisserie Valerie unveils its vision of the future

    2019-10-31T08:32:00Z

    The bakery chain is overhauling its menu and branding, promising ‘no more frozen pies in microwaves’. But can its new owners secure its place on the high street?

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    Getting a taste for New Product Development

    2019-10-31T08:32:00Z

    Regardless of their industry, innovation is widely recognised as the lifeblood of organisations. If we focus on new product development (NPD), then MCA’s Menu Tracker analysis for Spring/Summer 2019 shows that it is getting ever more prevalent. Looking at over 8,000 dishes across over 110 operators in the London region, over 600 were flagged as ‘new’ on menus. This equates to 8%, significantly higher than the 4% and 6% seen in previous years.

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    KFC UK sees sales up 6% in Q3

    2019-10-31T08:32:00Z

    KFC UK achieved a 6% sales increase for the third quarter ended 30 September 2019, resulting in a +14% increase for the year-to-date.

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    Pubs of Distinction looking to exit sector

    2019-10-31T08:31:00Z

    Pubs of Distinction is looking to exit the pub sector and has placed its three free-of-tie pubs on the market.

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    Star Pubs to launch new digital marketing support package

    2019-10-31T08:31:00Z

    Star Pubs & Bars is to launch a new digital marketing support package for its licensees after partnering with a selection of online hospitality specialists.

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    Brasserie Bar Co sees growth coming from pubs

    2019-10-31T08:31:00Z

    Brasserie Bar Co is to open its 20th White Brasserie, in Prestbury, Gloucestershire, before the end of the year, as it looks to capitalise on the growth seen in its pub arm.

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    Greene King acquisition completes

    2019-10-31T08:31:00Z

    CK Bidco has completed its acquisition of Greene King, with the pub operator and brewer’s share listing now cancelled on the London Stock Exchange.

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    Yo! teams up with Movember

    2019-10-30T08:03:00Z

    Yo! has teamed up with Movember to raise awareness of mental health among men, following a startling report by Nestle Professional which claimed eight in ten chefs have experienced poor mental health during their careers. Yo! will host a panel discussion with Movember and Countertalk, an organisation which helps connect industry bodies, which will encourage people to be more open about mental health. The panel will include Yo! HR director Alyson Hancock, Sarah Coghlan, global health promotion director at Movember and Merly Kammerling, from Me, Myself and Mind.

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    UKH highlights hospitality’s role in National Food Strategy

    2019-10-30T08:03:00Z

    UKHospitality has highlighted the areas in which the hospitality sector could help achieve the Government’s development of a National Food Strategy, if it has support, in its submission to Defra.

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    Notorious BLT: How one sandwich shop has raised the bar for lunch

    2019-10-30T08:03:00Z

    Is £9.50 a reasonable price for a sandwich? What about in London? What if this sandwich has a Michelin star? True, the sandwich I’m talking about doesn’t, but Sons + Daughters (S+D) is the sandwich shop opened in September by Pidgin, a critically-acclaimed restaurant that held a Michelin star in 2017. And this upmarket offer shines a light on untapped opportunities for other operators to premiumise their lunch offer.

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    Soho House secures new investment

    2019-10-29T08:14:00Z

    Soho House has raised $100m in new investment, from American private equity firm, Raycliff Capital and real estate investment trust Simon Property Group, The FT has reported.

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    Takeaway.com highlights conflict of interest in Just Eat deal

    2019-10-29T08:14:00Z

    The proposed merger between Just Eat and Takeaway.com has seen another twist in the tale, after Takeaway.com notified Delivery Hero – which counts Prosus as its largest shareholder – that it must abstain from voting in its general meeting on the all-share deal due to a conflict of interest.

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    Frankie & Benny’s focuses new menu on Italian American roots

    2019-10-29T08:14:00Z

    Frankie & Benny’s has revamped its menu as it looks to highlight its Italian American roots.