McDonald’s has topped the list of the most admired restaurant or pub companies in Britain and been named in the top 10 across all sectors.
JD Wetherspoon (JDW) has looked internally to cover its vacant finance director role, promoting Ben Whitley, who has been with the company since 1999, on an interim basis
Slim’s Healthy Kitchen, the Belfast-based healthy eating concept, is planning to launch its third site in Dublin or Belfast in 2015 and has ambitions to bring the concept to he UK mainland, M&C Report has learnt.
Busaba Eathai, the casual-dining Thai chain, has appointed Paul Miller as its new culinary director
Gusto, the Tim Bacon-chaired and Palatine Private Equity-backed restaurant chain, has appointed Rob Prill as its new finance director
TGI Friday’s UK, which is currently nearing the end of a sales process, has lined up a further two openings in Newcastle
A poll has shown the majority of restaurateurs think between 5-10% of the bill is an appropriate tip.
Chop Bloc, the US-style steak restaurant and cocktail bar concept, is planning to open restaurants in affluent commuter towns around London “with reasonable speed” after opening the first site in Chelmsford, Essex in January 2015, M&C Report has learnt.
The ONE Group is to open a site under its premium steak restaurant brand STK in Disney Springs at the Walt Disney World Resort in Florida
James Watts has been promoted by parent company Yum! Brands to chief people officer at Pizza Hut International
Provenance Inns has grown from just one pub four years ago to seven and counting, leading to a complete overhaul of how the award-winning company operates. Co-founder Michael Ibbotson tells James Wallin how he has coped with such rapid growth and talks about his plans for the future.
The Pubs team at CBRE give their views on the inclusion of a market rent only option in the pubs code and look at opportunities and challenges for the pub sector:
The last 12 months has witnessed some seismic changes in the UK’s eating and drinking-out market, probably the most significant and far reaching will be the Parliamentary vote for a market rent only (MRO) clause for tied tenants in the pubs code.
Christian Townsley co-owner of North Bar, which operates a range of six bars in and around Leeds, talks to Jessica Mason about his plans to open a brewery
In BDO’s latest Restaurant and Bars Report, Paul Viner, ex-finance director of Giraffe, gives his insight into how to prepare your business for sale, what to look out for and how to maximise the opportunity as painlessly as possible
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