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PHILADELPHIA, PA - SEPTEMBER 04:  View of the Kahuna burgers and Cook & Captive burgers during the 2016 Budweiser Made in America Festival - Day 2 at Benjamin Franklin Parkway on September 4, 2016 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  (Photo by Lisa Lake/Getty Images for Anheuser-Busch)

Shake N Burger pounces on empty Ed’s Easy Diner site

Shake N Burger pounces on empty Ed’s Easy Diner site

Up and coming fast food chain Shake N Burger is to take over a 2,600 square foot site formerly occupied by Ed’s Easy Diner. The company is making its debut in the UK after taking on the unit at Frenchgate Shopping Centre in Doncaster. Ed’s encountered a difficult period last year that led to its

ISLAMABAD, PAKISTAN:  Pakistani cooks prepare dishes in the kitchen of Cafe Lazeez restaurant, a British curry chain, in Islamabad, 02 March 2005.  Cafe Lazeez owner Zahid Kasim, who launched the first of his Cafe Lazeez eateries in London 13 years ago and helped to update the country's ubiquitous "Indian" restaurants from relics of the 1970s to trendy culinary experiences, has gambled that he can successfully export his fusion of South Asian and European cuisine the 6,000 kilometers (3,728 miles) back to Islamabad, the capital of his food-crazy native country.   AFP PHOTO/Farooq NAEEM  (Photo credit should read FAROOQ NAEEM/AFP/Getty Images)

Asian restaurants in London urged to rethink business model

The Asian Catering Federation (ACF), which represents 20,000 ethnic restaurants in the UK, has urged its London members to embrace the opportunity presented by the all-night tube service. London Major Sadiq Kahn introduced the through-the-night Underground service last month. And with reports of more than 50,000 Londoners a night taking advantage of the Underground’s move

MK by Muriel's Kitchen

London casual restaurant group expands into grab-and-go

London-based premium casual restaurant group, Muriel’s Kitchen, is to enter the grab-and-go market with its first brand extension – MK by Muriel’s Kitchen. Opening on Putney High Street next month, MK by Muriel’s Kitchen is a quick-service, licensed variation of the brand offering a range of freshly-prepared healthy dishes, available to take away from breakfast

Daniel Bear, co-founder

Carve launches cashless carvery concept for London

Euphorium Bakery founder, Daniel Bear and hospitality finance director Atif Amin of Chilango, Hakkasan and Ping Pong fame, will launch their first fast casual, cashless modern carvery concept on Tooley Street, London this summer. The licensed carvery will serve its ‘carvepots’, from breakfast through to dinner containing hand carved fish, meat and vegetarian options prepped

GBK plans to put kitchen equipment at the heart of its overall restaurant design.

Top restaurant chains line up for Oldham regeneration project

Nando’s, Gourmet Burger Kitchen and Costa are among the named brands planned to open in Oldham’s flagship Old Town Hall development later this year. The ground breaking scheme – which is transforming the Grade II listed building into a multiplex Odeon cinema with 800 seats and seven screens – will include a total of seven

Ian Leigh, managing director

TLG unleashes new openings team as it eyes more restaurant projects

Thai Leisure Group (TLG) has vowed to continue expanding into 2016 after revealing it passed the £30m turnover mark last year. The group insists the “bumper year” it has just had provides it with solid foundations to enlarge the business across the country and has even led to assemble a ‘new openings team’ for the

Nando’s to create up to 40 new jobs with new Teesside restaurant

Nando’s gets green light for Teesside restaurant

Portuguese piri-piri chain Nando’s has received permission from Stockton Council to open a second restaurant in Teesside Park later this year. The new restaurant is planned for either December 2016 or January 2017 and will create up to 40 full-time and part-time jobs. Work on the single-storey restaurant is due to start now, according to

Wahaca relaunches #SpoonAmnesty to appeal for return of 5,000 spoons

Chain’s cutlery ‘amnesty’ as diners make off with 5,000 spoons

Mexican street food chain Wahaca is running a Spoon Amnesty to encourage light-fingered diners to return specially designed spoons in exchange for free food. First launched in 2012, the spoon amnesty will run for the duration of this month in a bid to recoup some of the 5,000 coveted spoons which mysteriously disappear from its

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Bella Italia equipment specifier finds the winning kitchen formula

Casual Dining Group, the parent company of Bella Italia and Café Rouge, will call on a tried and tested approach to catering procurement as it continues on its expansion path in 2016. The group’s restaurant kitchens are the engine rooms of the operation, according to Brian McGeown, new openings operations director at the company. CDG