The Parliamentary vote to stop pubs being converted or demolished without planning permission has been narrowly defeated.
The managing director of acclaimed Soho seafood restaurant Randall & Aubin has told M&C Report he is in talks to launch a franchise in the UK and abroad.
G1 Group, the Scottish leisure operator led by Stefan King, has appointed Mike Horan, formerly of Ha Ha Bar & Grill and The Living Room, as its new operations director, M&C Report has learnt.
The New Moon Pub Company, the venture led by Paul Newman and David Mooney, is planning to open a further three Liverpool venues after securing its first site in the city
Tim Martin, chairman of JD Wetherspoon, has written an open letter to Rob Willock, group editor of M&C Report and editor of the Publican’s Morning Advertiser, in response to his article last week.
Wahaca, the Capricorn Ventures-backed Mexican street food concept, is closing in on a further site in central London, in Bishopsgate, M&C Report understands.
Ed’s Easy Diner, the Andrew Guy-led chain, has strengthened its property team with the appointment of former Little Chef property director Chris Cotton as its new property and development manager, M&C Report understands.
William Robinson, joint managing director of Robinsons, has hailed the company’s return to managed pubs as the “next evolutionary step in our history”.
High staff turnover is cited is being blamed for a lack of skilled managers in the hospitality and tourism sectors, a new report suggests
Analyst Will Brumby, of Langton Capital, looks back over the past year of the M&C20 index and highlights Domino’s and Patisserie Valerie among the big winners and Punch and Enterprise among the losers
Ralph Findlay talks about the most powerful brand in the sector – the British pub – and why high-volume business models mean there’s always a place for innovation
A year of rapid change in the casual-dining sector in 2014 is likely to be followed by even more activity in the year ahead, as group transactions continue unabated and consolidations fuel a pent-up demand. Cenkos Securities’ Simon French reports
It is not a technical term, but the word that many operators have used to some up their thoughts on the next 12 months is mental. Competition will continue to be fierce with all the on-going challenges that brings with it
In the second of our monthly street food spotlights, Street Feast organiser Adam Layton shares his thoughts on Breddos Tacos and the changing face of Mexican street food
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