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SSP rolls out Ritazza coffee unit concept to Scotland after success at Euston

SSP rolls out Ritazza coffee unit concept to Scotland after success at Euston

SSP, the operator of food and beverage brands in travel locations worldwide, will be opening its first Ritazza coffee unit in Scotland at Glasgow Prestwick Airport. The coffee shop serves a range of hot and cold beverages from freshly brewed barista coffees and a range of English breakfast and herbal teas to refreshing iced lemonade. The

Tyrone Blake, head chef, Blue Smoke on the Bay at Low Wood Bay Resort & Spa

Hotel group appoints head chef to lead revamped kitchen with three-metre wood-fired grill

A North West hotel group has appointed a head chef to run its new restaurant on the shores of Lake Windermere. English Lakes Hotels Resorts & Venues has promoted Tyrone Blake to take the reins at the Blue Smoke on the Bay restaurant, part of the ongoing £16m redevelopment of Low Wood Bay Resort &

Fed & Watered, the high-end café-bar at Belfast International Airport has seen a major investment as part of a strategic refurbishment programme this Summer.

The Mount Charles Group, who manage the outlet, has revitalised the brand identity to better meet consumer trends and demands, improved the menu choices and customer queuing system, while also increasing capacity by 60 additional seats.

Mount Charles rakes in £37m worth of contracts and expands footprint of catering business

Mount Charles, a Northern Ireland-based catering and outsourcing company, has successfully bagged a raft of new accounts totalling £37m for the last year following its entry to the Republic of Ireland. The firm announced that it has won new contracts over its collective duration in the past 12 months, boosting this year’s turnover by 18%

1869 coffee bar format

Sainsbury’s trials coffee bar concept as it ramps up foodservice push

Sainsbury’s is branching into the coffee-to-go market by trialling a new coffee bar at the front of six of its supermarkets.  The bars, called ‘1869 Coffee’ in reference to the year that Sainsbury’s opened its first shop, enable customers to order Sainsbury’s Own Brand coffees and teas, as well as pastries and cakes. Hot paninis will

GILLINGHAM, UNITED KINGDOM - AUGUST 29: General view inside the stadium during the Checkatrade Trophy group match between Gillingham v Southend at Priestfield Stadium on August 29, 2017 in Gillingham, United Kingdom.  (Photo by James Chance/Getty Images)

‘Bullying’ Centerplate ordered to pay football club £1.3m in damages after breaking catering contract

Contract caterer Centerplate has been branded “unprofessional” and “bullying” by a judge following a legal dispute with Gillingham Football Club. Centerplate was told to pay the League One club damages of more than £1.35m after a judge ruled in its favour following a walkout in 2015. Judge Sir Alistair MacDuff was extremely critical of the

Fuller's kitchen

Fuller’s overcomes ‘unprecedented influences’ as sales skip by 6%

Fuller’s has battled through what it said were ‘strong headwinds’ in the first half of its financial year, turning over £209m in the 26 weeks ended 30 September 2017, up from £198m in the previous period. The group’s chief executive, Simon Emeny, noted a tough period of trading and “unprecedented influences” on the business, especially

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First Tim Hortons shopping centre branch opens for business

Canadian coffee and bakery chain Tim Hortons has crossed the Atlantic to make its shopping centre debut in the UK as part of its international growth mission. The coffee chain, famed for its signature brewed coffee and food, has opened its latest restaurant at Silverburn shopping centre in Glasgow. Tim Hortons currently operates three sites,

Sainsbury's takeaway pizza

Sainsbury’s trials takeaway pizza service in British supermarket ‘first’

Sainsbury’s is trialling a hot pizza pre-ordering service in three of its stores in what it claims is a ‘first’ for British supermarkets. During the trial, customers will be able to order a personalised takeaway pizza by telephone and pick it up in-store just 30 minutes later. Customers can order a 10- or 14-inch pizza