TRG CEO Danny Briethaupt

FY lfls up 2.8% at TRG

27 Feb 2015

The Restaurant Group has reported a 2.8% rise in like-for-like sales for the year to 28 December

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Sports Bar & Grill's David Evans & Jane White

Sports Bar & Grill rejects JDW acquisition bid

26 Feb 2015

Bar Holdings – the company behind the Sports Bar & Grill chain – rejected an acquisition bid from Wetherspoons earlier this month

GBK new logo

GBK committed to counter service

27 Feb 2015

Alasdair Murdoch, chief executive of Gourmet Burger Kitchen, has said the company’s use of counter service has allowed it to target sites its competitors could not operate in.

Leisure sector attracts 8% of those who want to retrain

27 Feb 2015

Around 871,000 UK adults plan to retrain over the next three years to join the leisure sector as part of the 23% of the population who plans to change career following re-training

Parliament

Home Office rules out locally-set licence fees

27 Feb 2015 | By Ellie Bothwell

The Government has decided not to introduce locally-set licensing fees, one year after launching a consultation on the move

Giggling Squid

Giggling Squid sets Surrey expansion target

27 Feb 2015

Giggling Squid, the rapidly-growing Thai restaurant group, has set out plans to have four Surrey restaurants by the end of 2015 as part of plans to form a national Thai restaurant group

Vagabond

BrewDog to roll-out gluten free beer

27 Feb 2015

A gluten-free beer will join BrewDog’s Headliners range following a taste test as the Scottish brewer and pub operator launches Vagabond Gluten Free Pale Ale

Blue's Smokehouse Twickenham

PS Pubco eyes funding for BBQ format rollout

27 Feb 2015

Carlos Maidana, the founder of PS – the Pub Company has told M&C Report he has already had discussions with possible investors about backing the rollout of his Blue’s Smokehouse concept.

JW Lees' director of managed pubs quits

27 Feb 2015

JW Lees, the Manchester-based brewer and pub operator, has announced that Kieran Rabbitt, director of managed house operations, is to leave the company.

Gail’s eyes regional expansion

27 Feb 2015

Gail’s Artisan Bakery has revealed plans to expand out of the capital, but has turned down opportunities to go into travel locations

Inside Track

Fuller's CEO Simon Emeny

The unceasing journey

27 Feb 2015 | By Mike Berry

Fuller’s may be defined by its beers, but it is its food that is increasingly attracting customers to its pubs and spurring the company to set the pace for change in an industry that is currently shaking off the shackles of financial stagnation

Taking the hassle out of eating out

23 Feb 2015

Eating out is a real social experience. It’s about being with people, whether they are family, friends or colleagues - you visit a restaurant or pub to be with people you actually want or need to spend time with. The best experience delivers so much more than food. Hopefully, the food is the highpoint of the experience

Tom Kerridge at the gastropub awards

Future proof?

20 Feb 2015

Rotisseries are the future of the pub sector, according to Michelin-starred chef Tom Kerridge; while leading analyst Simon French suggests larger pub companies could emerge fuelled by the market rent-only option (MRO)

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Setting a benchmark

19 Feb 2015

Simon Cope, global marketing and property director at Wagamama, talks to Mark Wingett about how the group has looked back to the brand’s conception to launch its evolved format and again made “the kitchen the hero”

Greg Madigan, head of Subway UK & Ireland

Underground movement

18 Feb 2015

Greg Madigan, head of Subway UK & Ireland, talks expansion, healthy options, store evolution and hospitals with Mark Wingett.

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