Tesco is to continue the rollout of its new casual dining format, Decks, following the opening of the third site under the format in front of its Extra store in Broadstairs and after it called on consumers to let them know where they should open the brand next
M&C Report outlines reaction from industry figures and other experts to the announcements in the Autumn Statement
Wimpy Restaurant Group, the operator of the hamburger chain in the UK, says it’s undergoing a process of consolidation as it reports a 25.7% fall in pre-tax profits to £606,660 in the year to 28 February
The Government is to halve the business rates for businesses that operate vacant high street premises for two years under a system called re-occupation relief, Chancellor George Osborne announced in his Autumn Statement today
BrewDog, the Scottish brewer and pub operator, has reached its initial £4m fundraising target and confirmed that its first two bar openings outside Europe will begin trading early next year in Tokyo and Sao Paulo
Subway has opened its 1,700th site across the UK and Ireland, in Douglas, Cork, and announced plans to open a further 40 stores in Ireland next year
Wine spend in restaurants – long seen as a barometer for the premium hospitality sector and key indicator of wider consumer confidence – has stepped up a level in recent months across the UK.
Local authorities have been making “dreadful procedural errors” and could face legal challenges from the trade over the introduction of early-morning restriction orders (EMROs) and late-night levies (LNLs), trade bodies have claimed.
A number of pub and restaurant groups have been included in a list of 1,000 companies that inspire Britain
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
Stefan Chomka looks ahead to what 2014 has in store, with 10 predictions, some “dead-certs” like Alan Yau’s opening of ‘Asian gastropub’ Duck & Rice rekindling publicans’ desires to return to the heady days of the mid 1990s where a Thai restaurant was the pub accessory du jour; and some more avant-garde, including the possible opening of bread and butter concept called B&B
After a long interview process, which allowed him to get to know Mitchells & Butlers’ (M&B) people, and business fundamentals, and also hear a candid assessment from the board on what they thought needed to be done to transform the company, Alistair Darby admits that there was only one surprise awaiting him when he took up his new role as chief executive last October
While US consumers most often order starters for consumption prior to a meal, a good proportion of them are purchased as main dishes, sides or snacks, says Darren Tristano, senior managing director of Technomic, the Chicago-based foodservice consultancy and research firm
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