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Digital dominates for Domino’s as online orders drive bulk of sales

Digital dominates for Domino’s as online orders drive bulk of sales

Nearly 80% of Domino’s sales were made online during the first quarter of the year as customers increasingly chose to engage with it without even speaking to a member of staff. Orders through its digital platforms climbed 16% for the three months to 1 April, representing 79% of total sales. Overall UK sales rose 11%

Drake & Morgan collaborates with ‘godfather of fusion’ for major menu refresh

Restaurant chain Drake & Morgan is rolling out a new spring-summer menu following a unique collaboration with London-based Kiwi chef, restaurateur and food writer, Peter Gordon. Mr Gordon, hailed as the ‘godfather of fusion’, worked alongside the group’s executive chef Robert Mitchell, to create five salads exclusively for the 22-strong outfit with venues in London,

New owner and fresh investment for authentic pizza chain

Pizza chain Rossopomodoro could be about to take a bigger slice of the market after the group it is part of was sold to private equity firm OpCapita. Rossopomodoro belongs to Sebeto Group, a leading operator of casual dining restaurants in Italy and 11 other countries, which this week was offloaded by its previous London-based

Foodservice operators need to be ready for ‘surprise’ inspections from HSE

A global testing, inspection and certification firm has responded to Health and Safety Executive’s (HSE) plans to bolster health and safety within the foodservice sector. Earlier this month HSE issued a statement to the food manufacturing sector, which includes restaurants and bakeries, explaining that it will be conducting surprise inspections over the coming weeks in a

Burger chain breaks out of London and eyes regional coverage

Popular burger brand, Patty & Bun, will officially open its first restaurant outside of London next month.  The debut regional restaurant, secured by leading specialist UK leisure property agency, Shelley Sandzer, is located at 56 Ship Street in Brighton. The brand will occupy a prime corner unit situated within the busy South Lanes, covering approximately 1,500 sq

Raymond Blanc’s White Brasserie Company ramps up business with upcoming opening

The White Brasserie Company, part of Brasserie Bar Co, is set to open its 17th site, the Boot in Histon in Cambridgeshire in February 2018. The opening is part of The White Brasserie Company’s plan to roll out 20 pubs over the next three years. The business is the sister brand to Raymond Blanc’s well-known

Itsu suffers 70% blow to EBITDA amid store expansion strategy

Itsu, a British chain of Asian-inspired fast food shops and restaurants, has made a notable drop in EBITDA and overall losses, despite securing high revenues. In the company’s annual report for the period 29 Dec 2016, it is reported revenues saw a healthy boost of +17% to £95.9m, while the sushi chain’s EBITDA was down

RDA takes centre stage in burger operator’s UK launch

Following the success of The Counter, design and installation company Restaurant Design Associates (RDA) has been appointed to design and fit-out the first ever UK site for BUILT Custom Burgers. BUILT Custom Burgers is the fast casual version of The Counter, which opened in Glasgow in June, serving popular ‘build your own’ burgers, fries and shakes,