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By M&C Report team2011-06-27T14:02:00+01:00
With the hospitality sector gearing up for reopening after a long, hard winter, the last thing it needs is scores of guests not showing up for bookings. While some operators have put in place additional measures to confirm tables, the big unknown is whether people’s desire to escape their houses for a drink or a meal outside is strong enough to counter the discouraging effects of any less than clement weather.
High street salad chain Chop’d has invested £110k in digital developments ahead of the reopening of its sites next Monday (12 April).
Many operators are throwing everything they have at outdoor dining this April and beyond. But will the industry make hay while the sun shines or will the whole exercise be a damp squib?
Upham Group has said it is a strong financial position following the take-up of support offered during the pandemic, including a £1.4m CBIL, and a restructure of its operations, and keen to impress its investors.
Hawthorn CEO Mark Davies has told MCA the “sky’s the limit” for the pub company when it lists as a separate entity.
The strength of the tied model has been validated during the pandemic thanks to the support that pubcos have been able to provide to their tenants, according to Clive Chesser, chief executive of Punch Pubs.
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