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EAT gains lucrative Debenhams franchise catering boost

EAT gains lucrative Debenhams franchise catering boost

Grab-and-go chain EAT has struck a franchise partnership with Compass Group that will see branded concessions launched in Debenhams and could extend to other sectors in future. The exclusive collaboration will be brought to life as part of a huge contract win for Compass Group UK & Ireland’s in-store business with the department store retailer,

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Shake Shack issues consultancy with three-word brief to re-engineer kitchen

A new Shake Shack that opens in Soho this week will benefit from an improved operational layout and “more competitive” equipment supply after bosses at the chain employed a leading foodservice consultancy to overhaul its kitchen template. The site is the brand’s seventh outlet in London and forms part of an ongoing national roll-out of

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MC Group begins work on latest pub kitchen as it cements fourth deal with Star

London restaurant operator MC Group UK is taking on its fourth site in partnership with Star Pubs & Bars, and commencing work on a joint £330,000 refurbishment this week. The investment will see the kitchen at the Grand Union in Uxbridge, which will be renamed The Runway to mark its change of direction, completely redesigned

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Electrolux unveiled as main kitchen sponsor for luxury hotel’s elite chef event

Electrolux Professional has been unveiled as the headline kitchen sponsor for Obsession 18, Northcote Manor’s annual festival of gastronomy. The event, which will mark Obsession’s 18th year, will see a cross-section of elite chefs from around the world descend on the luxury Lancashire hotel and restaurant, which was awarded the AA Hotel of the Year,

Flippy robot

VIDEO: The £45,000 burger-flipping robot set to change the face of restaurant kitchens

A kitchen robot that can flip burgers twice as fast as humans will soon be available for restaurant operators to buy for around $60,000 (£45,000), it has been revealed. US restaurant chain Caliburger has just become the first in the world to start using the ‘Flippy’ system and according to local media reports it has


Sodexo gets its hands on London caterer to bolster food proposition

Contract catering giant Sodexo has acquired The Good Eating Company in a move designed to capitalise on the company’s coverage in the London market. The pair, which are both looking to expand their business in other metropolitan areas, including Dublin, are looking to focus on delivering innovative food solutions. The Good Eating Company will continue to operate

Palux cooking suite

D&D turns to Palux to bring firepower to latest kitchen

Restaurant group D&D has opened its third site in Leeds city centre and will deliver a contemporary Japanese menu thanks to cooking suites from Palux. Issho’s kitchen is powered by commercial catering equipment from the German brand, which is supplied in the UK through Northants-based Euro Catering. The kitchen team at the Victoria Gate Centre

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Yo! Sushi and TGI Friday’s funnel funds into Cardiff refurb projects

Yo! Sushi and TGI Friday’s have both ramped up their presence at St David’s retail centre in Cardiff. The two restaurant chains have each unveiled a new look at the retail and leisure destination which, at peak times of the year, accommodates one million guests. Yo! Sushi has refurbished its 2,200 sqft restaurant as part of a redesign

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Pub bosses join forces to demand “immediate” business rates reform

A coalition of consumers, pub owners, operators and brewers has written to the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government Sajid Javid to demand immediate and thorough reform of business rates. The joint letter, co-authored by the Association of Licensed Multiple Retailers (ALMR), British Beer and Pub Association (BBPA), British Institute of Innkeeping (BII),