The Association of British Insurers Senior Noteholder Committee wants a number of changes, including limiting maximum capex to £15,000 per core pub per year and putting “board observers” into the corporate structure, before it can agree to proposals
Whitbread, the leisure group, has reported a 4.3% rise in like-for-like sales in the 13 weeks to 28 November, led by Premier Inn and Costa which saw like-for-likes grow 5.4% and 4.9% respectively
Food price inflation in restaurants is set to slow during 2014, with pork, poultry and cheese likely to become cheaper while beef will remain expensive after increasing in price by 14% in the past year, new research suggests
Whitbread chief executive Andy Harrison has cited changes to the menu for the improved performance at the company’s restaurants
Crêpeaffaire, the all-day snack concept, hopes to launch its new grab-and-go format under a working title Crêpe-and-go in Q2 2014, managing director Daniel Spinath has told M&C Report
The rise of breakfasts, the decline of snacking and the recovery of pubs in particular while overall eating-out visits decline have been identified as three key recent trends in out-of-home dining
Harris + Hoole, the fast-growing “artisan-style” coffee chain part-owned by Tesco, is set to stretch its legs in 2014, with its first sites lined up in Berkshire, Cambridgeshire, Essex and Kent
McDonald’s, the fast food behemoth, has reported a 0.5% increase in global comparable sales in November, aided by a 1.9% rise in sales across its European operations
Vital Ingredient, the London-based tossed salad-to-go concept backed by American-Estonian real estate entrepreneur Paul Oberschneider, has secured its 15th site in the capital in Fleet Street.
After years of lagging behind the retail sector in terms of collecting and using consumer data the eating and drinking-out industry is set to take significant strides over the coming 12 months to close the gap, not just in terms of information obtained but more importantly how that is then used and fed back to the consumer
Led by Richard Bigg – a man who excels in creating authentic Spanish eating and drinking experiences – highly regarded Camino is on the cusp of an ambitious programme for growth
There are 10 behaviours or “moves” that industry leaders can use to try to turn “moments that matter” into exceptional experiences for their employees, according to Sean Morris, principal at Deloitte, and Patrick Nealon, director at Deloitte
Hawksmoor founders Will Beckett and Huw Gott’s unconventional approach has resulted in one of the industry’s big success stories – but things weren’t always so rosy
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