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One in 10 eat out more than once a week

22 Aug 2014

One in ten (11%) UK diners eat in a restaurant and 9% order a takeaway or home delivery more than once a week, according to new research that shows pubs are increasingly the favourite choice for eating out of home

Top Stories

Fred's Food Construction

Fred’s Food Construction begins roll out

22 Aug 2014

Fred’s Food Construction, the deli-diner concept backed by Tesco, is to open its second site in the City of London next month


Itsu strengthens head office team

22 Aug 2014

Itsu has strengthened its head office team with three new appointments as it gears up for further expansion across the UK


Carluccio’s sets up employee project team

22 Aug 2014

Carluccio’s has set up a project team to address perceived shortcomings about how the company works with its staff that came to light on the TV show Undercover Boss

Baguette Express builds UK and overseas pipeline

22 Aug 2014

Baguette Express, the UK-based sandwich chain, is set to open its second site in London and has revealed progress on overseas openings in Ireland and Dubai

Tim Martin of JD Wetherspoon

Martin 'incensed' not to be interviewed for Punch CEO role

22 Aug 2014

In a satirical swipe at the country’s second biggest tenanted pub operator, JD Wetherspoon chairman Tim Martin has revealed that he is “incensed” not to have been interviewed for the job of Punch Taverns chief executive

Food spend falls

22 Aug 2014

The amount spent on food has fallen for the first time since record began 25 years ago, as prices continued to outstrip wage growth

Brunning and Price

​B&P secures Wirral site

22 Aug 2014

Brunning and Price, The Restaurant Group-owned the pub operator, has secured a further site in the North West, on the Wirral


Abokado seeks openings manager

22 Aug 2014

Abokado is seeking a new store openings and property manager as it looks to step up its expansion plans


Cote secures Teddington site

22 Aug 2014

Cote, the French brasserie chain backed by CBPE, has secured it’s a further site in London, in Teddington

Inside Track

The restaurant fashion victims

22 Aug 2014

A trip down nostalgia lane beckons for Stephen Evans, development director at Gourmet Burger Kitchen, who looks at the restaurants he visited as a child, remembers how much of a treat they were, and questions why they have been usurped by new national brands

Simon Kossoff - Undercover Boss

My experience as undercover boss

21 Aug 2014

Carluccio’s chief executive Simon Kossoff talks about his experience on last night’s Channel 4 programme Undercover Boss

Kris Hopkins MP

Pubs are key - I plan to protect them

21 Aug 2014

Community Pubs Minister Kris Hopkins says he’s excited by his new role, and promises to be the pub industry’s champion ”across Whitehall and beyond”


Northern exposure

19 Aug 2014 | By Stefan Chomka

A few years ago, if you’d asked a successful London restaurateur about their plans to move up north you would have probably received a response bordering on surprise and indignation. Today things couldn’t be more different

A range of different operators’ entry, exit and typical price points

Solving the pricing conundrum

18 Aug 2014

Consumers may feel constrained by the fact that wages still haven’t overtaken inflation but, as Simon Stenning executive director at Allegra Foodservice reveals, that shouldn’t prevent operators from tweeking menu pricing to maximise spend

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