​Osmond enters exclusive talks for Strada

02 Sep 2014

Hugh Osmond is understood to have entered exclusive talks to acquire restaurant chain Strada, in a deal valued at c£40m

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Brakspear Chequers, Marlow

Brakspear grows managed estate to four pubs

02 Sep 2014 | By James Wallin

Brakspear has added to its fledgling managed estate by bringing the Chequers in Marlow across from its tenanted and leased operation

BrewDog This. Is. Lager

BrewDog “redefines lager”

02 Sep 2014

BrewDog, the Scottish brewer and pub operator, has launched a lager that it says will “redefine” Britain’s attitude to the drink and address the country’s binge drinking culture

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Prezzo assessing Cleaver rollout potential

02 Sep 2014

Prezzo, the Jonathan Kaye-led group, is assessing the further roll out potential of its fledgling Cleaver brand

Jonathan Kaye

Jack upgrades Prezzo from Add to Hold

02 Sep 2014

Leading analyst Douglas Jack at Numis has upgraded Prezzo to Add from Hold following recent weakness ahead of the group’s interim results on 11 September

Jack: Strong sales and weak margins to continue at JDW

02 Sep 2014

Leading analyst Douglas Jack at Numis has said that strong sales and weak margins are set to continue at JD Wetherspoon

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YO! ramps up US expansion

02 Sep 2014

YO! Sushi has signed three new leases in the US, part of an area development agreement to open 50 franchised restaurants in the country over the next six years

Hattingh steps down as Obika MD

02 Sep 2014

Ryan Hattingh has stepped down as group managing director of Obika Holdings, the international mozzarella bar chain

Linking guest and staff feedback 'a major opportunity'

02 Sep 2014

Engagement with customers and employees is vital for operators but few companies consciously link the two together and more “joined up thinking” is needed, according to a survey of 93 senior executives from leading UK eating and drinking-out chains

Fast food workers plan biggest US strike

02 Sep 2014

Fast food workers in the US are planning their biggest strike to date this Thursday, with a nationwide walkout in protest at low wages and poor healthcare

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James Watt of BrewDog

BrewDog bites wrong target

02 Sep 2014

BrewDog is once again courting controversy, this time attacking what it calls the “insidious culture around lager drinking” as it releases its own Pilsner called This. Is. Lager. Draft House founder Charlie McVeigh says he admires the Scottish company but is not impressed with its broad sideswipe against lager

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Change for the better?

01 Sep 2014

Changes at the top of a business always throw up new questions and the recent moves at Novus, Las Iguanas and The Restaurant Group are no different. We also look at the move this morning by KFC that has seen it “bring on-trend street food to the high street” and why the street food sector should be far from outraged by the move

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What’s a McJob actually worth?

29 Aug 2014

The McGloves are off in the battle over who has most say in the wages of those who work for franchisees in McDonald’s restaurants. Dominic Rushe reports

Craft beer off-licence

Are craft beer shops the new-wave offie?

28 Aug 2014 | By Will Hawkes

Can the booming interest in craft beer generate enough business to create a new off-licence sector?


​Pragmatic approach set to pay off

26 Aug 2014 | By Mark Wingett

The flexibility of operators to adapt their brands and offers is being tested like never before as consumers stretch their day part needs and continue to shun the traditional weekend marke

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