The Retailers’ Retailer of the Year Awards 2015 was a celebration of achievements across the eating and drinking out sector. Here are a selection of images from the awards evening at London’s Dorchester Hotel.
Greene King has opened the first of its craft-beer focussed Grain Store concept.
KFC has said that the feedback on its new design has been “overwhelmingly positive”, leading to an uplift in sales
Town & Country Inns, the Birmingham-based pub operator, is to convert two of its Apres Bar sites to its Fleet Street Kitchen format and is poised to sell another, M&C Report understands.
Leading analyst Jamie Rollo at Morgan Stanley reports on a roundtable meeting with Stonegate Pub Company
Coco di Mama, the London-based quick-service Italian concept chaired by Sir Stuart Rose, is set to make its debut in London’s West End
Businesses have only three weeks to claim business rates refunds for commercial properties backdated to April 2010 due to recent legislative changes
Devon-based Clearwater Brewery has taken on its first pub.
Chick-fil-A made a fleeting appearance in the UK this week, when it hosted a pop-up in London’s Islington
Five years after it was formed, the Seafood Pub Company is on track to grow to 20 sites in the coming years. Founder Joycelyn Neve tells Stefan Chomka about growing the portfolio, the challenges of transforming a community local into a destination food venue and how to see off a challenge from Marco Pierre White
With final clarity on the market rent only option in the pubs code still to be achieved, Punch Taverns is trialling formats as it looks to become more involved in the running of its c4,000 sites. Mark Wingett takes a look at what is already being achieved via its wet-led community pub concept Mighty Local.
Comptoir Libanais founder Tony Kitous is on a mission to bring Lebanese food to the high street and believes that the shawarma has what it takes to one day oust the burrito and the burger
The results of Allegra Foodservice’s Top of Mind survey of senior industry executives has revealed the key challenges for the eating and drinking out sector in 2015, from ensuring breakfast opportunities are maximised to meeting the increasing demands of customers. Simon Stenning, executive director of Allegra Foodservice, reveals some of the key findings from the research.
When an unbranded pub-restaurant was at the centre of a food-poisoning outbreak in which 30 customers were taken ill, and one sadly died, the words “there but” and “for the grace of God” would have been front of mind for many pub and restaurant group CEOs, says Mark Stretton.
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