Loungers, the Piper-backed cafe bar operator, is looking to expand its Cosy Club concept into Manchester, Bristol and Southampton as it reports a 6% rise in like-for-like sales in the 26 weeks to the end of October
The average sale price of bottom-end freehold pubs across the UK remained unchanged in the year to 30 September, while the average sale price of leaseholds climbed 3%.
Roy Ellis and Neil Macleod, founders of Inventive Leisure, have teamed up with high-profile chef Simon Rimmer to launch a new venture called the Flying Pig & Lobster
City Pub Company, the Enterprise Investment Scheme (EIS)-funded pub operator, is set to close its latest round of fundraising this week, which will see it raise £10m in 10 days, M&C Report understands.
Giraffe, the Tesco-owned chain, is understood to have already lined up 10 sites for openings next year, with the majority in or close to the supermarket group’s Extra stores.
Late Night London, Novus Leisure’s designated corporate and consumer party and events team has launched what it describes as “an industry-leading party booking and lifestyle” website
Yo-Good, the fat-free frozen yoghurt concept from Canadian restaurant and café group Fresh & Healthy Brands, is to open at Selfridges in the UK, M&C Report has learnt.
Carlsberg UK has stepped up its commitment to the cider industry by joining the National Association of Cider Makers (NACM)
Honest Burgers, the London-based concept led by ex-Bill’s operations director Dorian Waite, has secured a new funding package from Santander to aid its expansion plans in the capital
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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