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Family-owned UK restaurant group rolls out venture to multiple sites

Family-owned UK restaurant group rolls out venture to multiple sites

Rochester-based restaurant group Hancock’s has secured three further sites in a move that could see it expand rapidly just a year on from its launch. The family-owned group says it is making a “seven-figure” investment to grow the business, which has won admirers with its meat-focused American kitchen and bar concept. The maiden restaurant has

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

Miller & Carter takes open kitchen model to new locations as business gains further scale

Premium steakhouse chain Miller & Carter has completed two more openings in the north of England as owner Mitchells & Butlers brings its open kitchen model to more locations that it owns. The latest schemes, in Otterspool in Liverpool and Gosforth Park in Newcastle upon Tyne, form part of the chain’s plans to reach 100

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