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Giraffe & Ed’s Easy Diner enter first retail partnership

Giraffe & Ed’s Easy Diner enter first retail partnership

Boparan Restaurant Group has entered into partnership with supermarket giant Tesco for the launch of retail ranges from two of its popular brands. From today, a variety of world dishes from Giraffe and US-inspired desserts from Ed’s Easy Diner will be available for purchase in more than 300 Tesco stores nationwide, as well as online. Included in the new appetiser range from

First burger bun-branded QR code puts a new stamp on kitchen tech

A Japanese ‘super-diner’ in London’s Chinatown is leading the restaurant tech revolution with the first burger bun-branded QR code and a partnership with streamlined mobile-payment service Zapper. ICHIBUNS is offering customers the opportunity to claim £7 off their first bill by scanning their burgers, as well as exclusive rewards through the brand new ICHIPACHINKO app.

Consultancy issues guide to help fledgling operators avoid classic mistakes

Kent-based food safety consultancy CaterSafe is offering the benefit of its vast experience to budding new ‘foodpreneurs’ wishing to realise their dream of opening their very own restaurant. Starting a food business can be notoriously difficult due to the time, dedication and commitment involved, meaning fledgling operators often miss out crucial steps that would set

Catering equipment firm transforms operations with RFID technology investment

A British refrigeration company that rents out more than 20,000 items of catering equipment worldwide is extending its use of RFID tracking globally after successfully deploying the technology in Europe. Lowe Rental claims to have saved weeks of staff time and achieved an almost 100% accuracy rate since installing the system from CoreRFID two years ago

Council becomes the first to gain top catering sustainability accreditation

A street food business that set up its own sustainable catering consultancy last year has helped Enfield Council to gain The Sustainable Restaurant Association’s (SRA) coveted three-star top rating for its Civic Centre restaurant. Gourmet Goat provided expert guidance on how to improve the sustainability of the food offering for over 600 council workers plus the

Restaurant Associates trials system that solves allergen catering challenges

Restaurant Associates is trialling an innovative new allergen system that could simplify the challenge of mass catering for customers. The company, which is part of the Compass Group, is working with the Wellcome Collection – a science, medicine and art museum in central London – to introduce the TASnow system. It offers Wellcome the ability

Fears mount for kitchen operators over consultation plans for mandatory calorie labelling

UKHospitality has warned that the introduction of inflexible mandatory calorie labelling could present a serious burden for hospitality businesses. The warning follows reports that the government is preparing the launch of a consultation on a requirement for businesses to provide calorie labelling on menus. UKHospitality chief executive, Kate Nicholls, said: “Mandatory calorie labelling could have

East Midlands kitchen house returns to life under helm of former boss

East Midlands catering equipment specialist Cookco is returning to life under the stewardship of its former managing director. The business was acquired by Catering Equipment Solutions (Peterborough) in 2015 and now CES boss Anna McNamara has persuaded Geoff Riches, who ran Cookco for 10 years, to return with a new team. Mr Riches said it