Lifestyle Hospitality Group (LHG) has announced a major expansion drive in India, with plans for “upwards of 150” sites to be opened in the country under its Tiger Bills restaurant concept over the next three and a half years, M&C Report has learnt
Former Mitchells & Butlers managing director Kevin Todd has told M&C Report that he would like to stay in the industry when he returns to the UK following his resignation as chief executive of Rosinter Restaurants, one of Russia’s largest casual restaurant chains
Muffin Break, the Australian bakery cafe chain owned by Foodco, plans to double its UK estate by the end of 2014
Growth for the M&C20 slowed to a halt this week, although it still outperformed the FTSE All Share index, which fell by 0.5%
London Mayor Boris Johnson has pledged his support for the hospitality industry by joining with the British Hospitality Association (BHA) to reveal plans to create 7,000 new apprenticeship positions in the catering industry.
Timothy Taylor, the West Yorkshire brewer and pub operator, has begun its search for a new chief executive to replace managing director Charles Dent
David Grant, managing director of Lancashire brewer Moorhouse’s, has renewed his attack on the system of tax breaks for smaller brewers, labelling it a “monster” that is “skewing” the market to “badly penalise” regional independent brewers and national suppliers
Masala World, the operator of high-end Indian restaurants Chutney Mary and Veeraswamy, has exchanged on the original Wheeler’s of St James’s restaurant and bar in London’s Mayfair
Coffee Republic has signed new franchise agreements in Oman and Qatar and increased its presence in the UK
Kerstin Kuhn looks at how the Californian restaurant chain has taken the concept of the ‘fifth taste’, and turned it into a winning formula by delivering craveable food that enthusiastic diners are lapping up
A Dorset-born British pizza and cider brand has its sights on the capital – and to fill the gap left by Union Jacks’ departure. Founder Nikki Cooper spills the tomato sauce to Joe Lutrario
There has been some fine work carried out on highlighting the career possibilities available across the sector over the last couple of years, but with the campaign to cut VAT seemingly being moved into the sidings by the Government for the time being, it is time to ramp up an issue it can’t afford to ignore, job creation. The sector just needs a figurehead to lead the way in highlighting the breadth of the careers now available
Tim Martin, chairman of JD Wetherspoon, provides an update on the latest from the VAT Club and how progress is being made with politicians on some of its key points
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