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By M&C Report team2011-11-08T07:24:00+00:00
While the reopening of indoor dining is good news for operators, it will be against a background of “much of the hospitality sector remaining on the precipice of major failure”, according to Jeremy King, co-founder and CEO, Corbin & King.
Sector leaders have criticised the Government for once again “penalising hospitality” with its reopening strategy, forcing pubs and restaurants to wait a further three months before they can operate inside. The proposed reopening timeline has been branded “too little too late,” and “worse than the worst-case scenario” by operators from all corners of the sector, who have warned that without significant support in next week’s Budget, there will be a “devastating” fallout for businesses.
Travel hub operator SSP has simplified its menus by up to 50-60% during the pandemic, which could result in smaller menus remaining post-covid, according to an analysts’ note by Peel Hunt.
Hawksmoor is to open its biggest restaurant yet and its first in London for four years in Canary Wharf.
Nando’s has opened a second site within a Tesco supermarket, as it looks to expand its presence in new locations.
Wagamama has opened its latest restaurant in Paddington, designed with ample space for click and collect and delivery.
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