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Enterprise to issue new bonds, eyes new debt facility

22 Sep 2014

Enterprise Inns has announced that is it is to buy back some existing bonds and reissue new bonds with a later maturity date and on more favourable terms

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Italian Secrets on the market

22 Sep 2014

Italian Secrets, a catering and cookery business in Wandsworth, south London, has been brought to market

Publican Awards 2015: enter now

22 Sep 2014

The search is now on for the industry’s best pub companies in the Publican Awards 2015

AFWS announces Restaurant Manager of the Year finalists

22 Sep 2014

The Academy of Food & Wine Service (AFWS), the professional body for front-of-house staff, has announced the semi-finalists of its UK Restaurant Manager of the Year awards to be announced in November

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Yates celebrates 130 years with promos

22 Sep 2014

Yates, the Stonegate wine bar brand, is celebrating its 130th birthday with a series of promotions and events over the weekend

Nestlé Professional campaigns to bring back gravy boats

22 Sep 2014 | By Noli Dinkovski

A campaign to bring back the gravy boat in pubs has been launched by Nestlé Professional

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Carnaby restaurant tour joins Restaurant Festival

22 Sep 2014

London Restaurant Festival, a city-wide event promoting London’s eating-out scene, returns for its sixth year with a tour of Carnaby Village that allows visitors to hop between the area’s participating restaurants

Missoula Montana Bar & Grill menu revamped

22 Sep 2014

Missoula, Montana Bar & Grill, Stonegate’s American-themed concept, has launched a menu inspired by the dishes and drinks from the state of Montana

Village East co-founder secures site for new concept

22 Sep 2014

Restaurateur Clive Watson, co-founder of the Riding House Café, Village East and The Garrison, has secured a site in London’s Spitalfields Market for a new dining concept to open in early 2015

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Burger & Lobster confirms Cardiff opening

22 Sep 2014

Burger & Lobster, the London-based group, has confirmed its next opening in Cardiff

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Restaurants find the Tweet spot

22 Sep 2014

In the first of a new monthly content series, M&C Report takes a look at the social media activities of the leading pub, restaurant and food-to-go brands. James Hacon starts with Twitter, and the three brands making the biggest hashtag splash

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Digging Gold in the Far East

19 Sep 2014

As UK-based restaurant operators look to grow their overseas footprints, Graham Campbell, head of restaurants at Fleurets, argues that while the UK market has probably not yet reached saturation, it’s becoming increasingly mature and the scope for major growth is limited. He argues: “It is a problem that more and more will need to confront and address if they are to continue to drive profit for their predominantly private equity owners.”

The food delivery revolution

19 Sep 2014 | By Mark Wingett

Co-founder of high-quality food delivery firm Deliveroo, William Shu, talks to M&C Report editor Mark Wingett about why London residents need a speedy service that offers great meals to their door

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I’ll have five on it

18 Sep 2014 | By Mark Wingett

It’s little more than a year since it arrived in the UK, but US burger phenomenon Five Guys is on the cusp of becoming a national player. Mark Wingett talks to UK managing director John Eckbert and director of operations Marcel Khan about the past year, expansion plans and the paradox at the heart of its success

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​​Risking it regionally

15 Sep 2014 | By Mark Wingett

The race for operators to spread out of London and the south-east is well and truly on. Does that run the risk of regional property bubbles being formed during the next 12 to 18 months?

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