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KFC branch fined £35k as judge slams cooking procedures and fryer checks

KFC branch fined £35k as judge slams cooking procedures and fryer checks

A Welsh branch of KFC has been slammed for its cooking and training procedures, including a lack of documented checks on oil levels in its pressure fryer, after it served undercooked chicken to a customer. The fast food chain has been handed a fine of £35,000 and ordered to pay more than £6,000 in costs

BREAKING NEWS: Former Gaucho chief reveals takeover bid was rebuffed as chain files court notice to appoint administrator

Martin Williams, the UK restaurateur and former managing director of Gaucho, has revealed his attempts to buy the struggling chain were rebuffed after it emerged this week that the business will enter administration. Speculation has been mounting about the future of the steak chain for some weeks following the financial turmoil that has engulfed the

Waste food catering operation poised for lift-off this September

A social enterprise initiative behind the UK’s first waste food ‘pay-as-you-feel’ restaurant is set to take the concept one step further by launching a waste food catering business. Real Junk Food Manchester sprung to prominence when it launched the pop-up in Manchester last year and the project was so successful that it has remained open

Pret switches to compostable cutlery after wooden knives and forks don’t cut it

Pret A Manger plans to introduce compostable cutlery to all its UK sites next year after trials involving wooden cutlery failed to impress customers.   In the meantime, the chain is also testing keeping cutlery behind its tills to see if it leads to a reduction in the consumption of single-use plastic items. Clive Schlee,

Catering equipment suppliers spooked by turbulence facing restaurants

The mood of the catering equipment industry has swung dramatically from 2017 to 2018, with many more companies feeling that the economy will struggle in the next 12 months, according to the latest CESA Business Barometer. It’s surveyed members at the end of Q1 2018 and discovered a change in priorities in terms of what

Setting strategy: The former McDonald’s global food chief leading restaurant chains on the path to innovation

Former Le Gavroche chef Mike Faers made national newspaper headlines when McDonald’s hired him to be its first proper chef. He’s now running his own consultancy providing culinary and strategic services for the biggest names on the high street. Andrew Seymour paid a visit to the company’s London HQ to see where this industry visionary

Clampdown on filthy kitchens ends in £30k of fines being served up to York businesses

Food premises where food hygiene failings were identified have been fined a total £29,111 after a clampdown on dirty kitchens in York. Bosses at the City of York Council took legal action after two restaurants under their licence failed to take the required measures to protect public health. An unannounced inspection by environmental health officers