McDonald’s has topped the list of the most admired restaurant or pub companies in Britain and been named in the top 10 across all sectors.
The Gambling Commission is looking to appeal the First-Tier Tribunal’s decision to allow Greene King a bingo licence, in order to stop commercial gambling “spreading to pubs”.
JD Wetherspoon has secured its fifth site in Liverpool – the Head of Steam at Lime Street station.
Las Iguanas, the Bowmark Capital-backed group, will open three new sites next March as it targets openings a minimum of eight units in its financial year
Giraffe, the Tesco-owned restaurant concept, is planning to further consolidate its London estate, including exploring the sale of its original site in Hampstead
BAO, the award-winning Taiwanese street food concept, is opening its first restaurant at Lexington Street Soho in spring 2015
FoodCo, the parent company of Muffin Break, has launched a new franchise concept in the UK called Jamaica Blue with the first cafe opening in Cambridge
Wok & Go has lined up four new stores as part of its ongoing target to open 10 UK stores a year
A private Qatari investor has acquired 17-18 Irving Street, near Leicester Square, which is set to house a new Caffe Concerto, for £14.4m
Nando’s and Harvester are amongst the operators to have signed up to open at Croft Retail and Leisure Park in Bromborough on the Wirral
Dominic Walsh reveals the outstanding M&A deal and gives us a rundown of the companies and individuals that deserve awards for their achievements this year
Provenance Inns has grown from just one pub four years ago to seven and counting, leading to a complete overhaul of how the award-winning company operates. Co-founder Michael Ibbotson tells James Wallin how he has coped with such rapid growth and talks about his plans for the future.
The Pubs team at CBRE give their views on the inclusion of a market rent only option in the pubs code and look at opportunities and challenges for the pub sector:
The last 12 months has witnessed some seismic changes in the UK’s eating and drinking-out market, probably the most significant and far reaching will be the Parliamentary vote for a market rent only (MRO) clause for tied tenants in the pubs code.
Christian Townsley co-owner of North Bar, which operates a range of six bars in and around Leeds, talks to Jessica Mason about his plans to open a brewery
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