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Star creates dedicated food offer for pub managers on profit share scheme

Star creates dedicated food offer for pub managers on profit share scheme

UK-based Star Pubs & Bars has added an enhanced package of support for its ‘Just Add Talent’ operators, a year after launching the turnover and profit share agreement. The company, which runs 1,000 pubs across the UK, has confirmed it is introducing additional support for the manager-operator model, which it set up as an incentive for individuals to kick-start

Electrolux stamps out buyers’ concerns with commercial dishwashing guide

Catering equipment manufacturer Electrolux has laid out a step-by-step guide to educate buyers through the process of selecting warewashing equipment for their commercial kitchens. The ‘Commercial Dishwashing Equipment Buyer’s Guide’ is available on the manufacturer’s website and has been written to help consultants, specifiers, designers, and owner-occupiers make well-informed decisions on the equipment they choose

Meiko sets up new food waste business after inking deal with Swiss outfit

Swiss firm Biotrans has joined the Meiko Group in a move that has led to the creation of a new business called Meiko GREEN Waste Solutions. Biotrans, which is headed by CEO Patrick Hoffman, has developed products and services which complement Meiko’s own solutions for handling and processing food waste. The two firms said it was

Precision and Shaun Rankin unite to conquer road block for commercial kitchens

Celebrity chef Shaun Rankin and refrigeration manufacturer Precision have teamed up to help chefs in commercial kitchens overcome the issue of meat ageing. Rankin believes that ageing meat affects the flavours it produces and that a meat ageing display cabinet can be “a fabulous sales tool, resulting in the customer already knowing what they want

Carluccio’s third Marriott venture ‘proof that all-day trading format suits hotels’

Contemporary Italian dining chain Carluccio’s has grown its presence in London by securing a new premises inside a London Marriott hotel. Carluccio’s has opened a 3,000sqft restaurant and deli in the London Marriott Hotel Maida Vale, marking the third opening in a Marriott hotel for the group, which has opened at Heathrow and London’s Regents

Start-up slashes nitrobrew costs for caterers eager to exploit beverage megatrend

Start-up firm Hatfields London has capitalised on the nitro coffee megatrend with the release of its cost-effective NitroPress coffee dispenser. According to the coffee specialists, the nitro coffee megatrend has been growing in recent years, with major coffee chains, including Starbucks, continuing to expand their nitro coffee offering. While Hatfields London acknowledges that the trend

BREAKING NEWS: D&D London calls time on contract at The Royal Exchange after landlord talks

Restaurant group D&D London confirmed this morning that it is ending trading at one of its most high-profile outlets. The company said it would not be exercising its option to renew its leases and therefore will cease operating the retail and dining spaces at The Royal Exchange later this summer. The decision follows an agreement


Mobile app promises to soften the kitchen admin burden for operators

A new mobile app has been launched that is designed to bring automation into commercial kitchens and better manage hygiene and food safety management. KitchenLogs has unveiled a fully-automated, intelligent food hygiene system, designed to streamline the processes associated with adhering to Food Standards Agency (FSA) standards. The food technology company was created to save

Restaurant industry stands to lose £1 billion from changes in diner eating habits

The UK’s foodservice industry could lose the best part of £1 billion as a result of millennial dinners turning their backs on their eating out. The NPD Group is predicting a decrease in out-of-home (OOH) visits by consumers aged 25-to-34 between now and 2022. An industry report from the organisation stated that OOH visits in