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Chopstix Group conducts first Yangtze project since taking over QSR business

Chopstix Group conducts first Yangtze project since taking over QSR business

The Chopstix Group has added to its quick service pan-Asian restaurant brand Yangtze with the official opening of a new outlet in the popular Bluewater Shopping Centre. The Dartford restaurant represents the first new store opening by Chopstix Group, which purchased the brand in late 2017. Since then, the owners have further invested in Yangtze

Catering firm gains prestigious ‘Three Stars’ from SRA after mammoth sustainability push

CH&CO has become the largest and most diverse contract caterer to be awarded the top-level Three Star rating by the Sustainable Restaurant Association (SRA). The SRA rating, which is regarded as the Michelin Stars of sustainability, encompasses the whole CH&CO business, including workplaces, destinations, venues, events, education, livery and healthcare. Sustainability is an important long-term

Vertas Group makes acquisition to become a national contract catering provider

Vertas Group has completed the acquisition of Churchill Catering in a deal which sees it become a national contract catering provider. The company’s food proposition has primarily focused on the education sector up to now, with 40,000 meals prepared daily for school children and college students across East Anglia. The takeover of Churchill sees Vertas

Businessman to ‘give away’ his football-themed hotel if England win World Cup

Lawrence Kenwright, chairman of hotel group Signature Living, has vowed to give his hotel away for the evening and a free bar in one of his restaurants if England win the World Cup. Hotel boss Kenwright, who runs a string of properties in Liverpool, Cardiff, Preston and Belfast and is the co-owner of the renowned

SA Brain invests in skilling up its kitchen teams

SA Brain & Co has formed a partnership with Cardiff and Vale College that will see the next generation of chefs offered apprenticeships in food production. The tie-up follows a two-year “top-to-bottom” training strategy review by the Welsh brewing and hospitality company. Brains chefs will also benefit from additional specialist workshops at the college’s city

Brasserie Blanc extends restaurant partnership with the Marriott hotel group

Brasserie Blanc, the French restaurant group led by acclaimed chef Raymond Blanc, will open its second Marriott hotel venue at major transport hub Manchester Airport. The newest addition to the group’s portfolio will be located within the newly-refurbished four-star Manchester Airport Marriott Hotel in Hale Barns, just minutes from the terminal. The classic and contemporary