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EDITOR’S VIEW: It’s ‘squeaky bum time’ for restaurant directors bailing out their businesses with loans

EDITOR’S VIEW: It’s ‘squeaky bum time’ for restaurant directors bailing out their businesses with loans

It was the great Sir Alex Ferguson that gave the phrase ‘squeaky bum time’ its notoriety, using it to describe the sound made by moving around in a plastic seat while squirming under pressure. He was, of course, applying it to his Manchester United team in the latter stages of the 2003 season as they

OPINION: Leisure sector buyers make kitchens the main attraction

Leisure sector operators have under-invested in new catering equipment during recent years, but as the industry shows signs of recovering, procurement teams are being primed for growth. Foodservice equipment buyers need to think long and hard about the kit they need to improve service times and bolster margins, writes catering consultant Radford Chancellor. The leisure

Who is next on the block in the hunt for restaurant acquisitions?

What does 2015 have in store in terms of restaurant and bar transactions? Business advisory specialist BDO gives its verdict. “Our view is that deal activity will continue, if not increase. At the time of writing there are a number of deals rumoured to be either imminent or on the blocks in the near future.

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