Mitchells & Butlers has reported like-for-like sales were 97% of pre-Covid levels, in the 18 weeks since 17 May, with the most recent eight weeks up to 104%.
UberEats’ Sunjiv Shah says delivery has turned from a once in a while treat into habitual behaviour, with the market reaching a value of £11bn last year.
Inflation has soared to its highest level in nine years, with the Office for National Statistics (ONS) claiming this is down to last year’s Eat Out to Help Out scheme.
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The Italian American restaurant brand from The Restaurant Group has rebranded its Basildon branch to Frankie’s, the first of three major refurbishments this year
The barbecue and lobster restaurant is to open a 6,100 sq ft site in Bluewater shopping centre.
A lack of staff has meant the restaurant group has had to reduce covers, with the situation likely to worsen as Christmas approaches.
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