Giggling Squid

Giggling Squid to begin new investment search

23 Jan 2015

Giggling Squid is set to begin a beauty parade of advisors as it look to secure new investment to fund its next stage of growth with the sale of a minority stake

Top Stories

David Mooney and Paul Newman of New Moon Pub Company

New Moon Pubco to make Liverpool debut

25 Jan 2015

The New Moon Pub Company, the venture led by Paul Newman and David Mooney, has secured its first site in Liverpool

Pizza Rossa exceeds crowdfunding target

25 Jan 2015

Pizza Rossa, the artisanal pizza-by-the-square-slice concept with two City branches, has reached and exceeded its fundraising target

Maclay Group placed into administration

25 Jan 2015

The Maclay Group has been placed into administration after the company’s directors admitted failing to find a “strategic solution to the financial pressures facing the business”

Albion reviews options for Bravo Inns

23 Jan 2015

Albion Ventures, the investment vehicle, is reviewing its options with regards to Bravo Inns, the Cheshire-based pub company led by Ken Buckley

Sports Bar and Grill

Sports Bar & Grill sites achieve record sales

23 Jan 2015

Bar Holdings Ltd, the owner of Sports Bar & Grill, has announced that all four of its restaurants with historical comparisons achieved record sales in 2014


UK positive amid poor McDonald's FY results

23 Jan 2015

The UK bucked the global trend in McDonald’s FY results by delivering positive comparable sales and operating income results for Q4 2014

New figures show 29 pubs per week closing

23 Jan 2015

New figures released today (23 January) show the number of net pub closures stands at 29 per week for the six months June-December 2014

Fall in unemployed 16 – 18 year olds

23 Jan 2015

The number of 16 – 18 year olds not in education, employment or training (NEET) has fallen to 148,000 out the population of two million but it is still behind other OECD countries according to figures released by the Commons Select Committee

New Forest pub brought to market

23 Jan 2015

The operators of the Elm Tree in Ringwood, New Forest, have placed the site on the market on a partially-tied lease with Greene King

Inside Track

Ralph Findlay

Backing the great British pub

23 Jan 2015

Ralph Findlay talks about the most powerful brand in the sector – the British pub – and why high-volume business models mean there’s always a place for innovation

TGI Friday's

Feeding a casual-dining demand

21 Jan 2015

A year of rapid change in the casual-dining sector in 2014 is likely to be followed by even more activity in the year ahead, as group transactions continue unabated and consolidations fuel a pent-up demand. Cenkos Securities’ Simon French reports

Rugby watching

Caught in the maul

19 Jan 2015

It is not a technical term, but the word that many operators have used to some up their thoughts on the next 12 months is mental. Competition will continue to be fierce with all the on-going challenges that brings with it

Breddos Tacos (Nud Dudhia and Chris Whitney)

Street food focus: Breddos Tacos

16 Jan 2015

In the second of our monthly street food spotlights, Street Feast organiser Adam Layton shares his thoughts on Breddos Tacos and the changing face of Mexican street food

Tim Bacon

Nothing ventured…

16 Jan 2015

Tim Bacon, chief executive of restaurant and bar group Living Ventures, talks building brands, developing a company culture and people, expansion and Manchester

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