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Palux cooking suite

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

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

TGI Firday's

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

Sharing platter

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),

Best Western Beaumont Hotel Hexham kitchen

Best Western hotel ditches ballroom for striking open kitchen

The new owners of a Best Western hotel in Northumberland have made their mark on the site by overhauling the catering operation, including the installation of a state-of-the-art open kitchen. The Best Western Beaumont Hotel – a Victorian landmark in the heart of Hexham – has undertaken a major £150,000 six-month kitchen project designed to

The Counter 1

£20m LA burger concept is all about kitchen speed

A property development firm that is investing £20m to bring a Los Angeles ‘build-your-own-burger’ concept to the UK has just opened the first of what will be a chain of restaurants. Daniel Johns Group, which acquired the master franchise licence to open ‘The Counter’ restaurants throughout England and Scotland, has launched the first UK store

Baron equipment at The Professional Nursery Kitchen

New CPU bucks kitchen equipment trend to make £28k energy saving

A new CPU providing meals for the nursery food sector has launched this month and is bucking the trend in energy supply for its appliances. The Professional Nursery Kitchen has turned to predominately gas appliances over electrical equipment, in contrast to many commercial kitchens in today’s market. The CPU, which can produce 5,000 meals a

Shaftesbury Central Cross, Chinatown, CGI

£15m development to create restaurant hub in London’s Chinatown

A new £15m development is set to go ahead in London’s Chinatown which will see a 48,00 sq ft site containing double-height restaurant units. Shaftesbury, responsible for the development, is hoping the Central Cross scheme will attract restaurant brands looking for a West End flagship site. The restaurant element of Central Cross, with elevations to

Premier Inn Beefeater

BREAKING NEWS: Premier Inn to continue huge restaurant conversion project

Whitbread has reiterated its commitment to upscaling the restaurants that support its flagship Premier Inn hotel operation. Its joint site restaurants continue to play an important role in serving Premier Inn guests and delivering higher revpar and returns. Preliminary annual results published this morning reveal that its Restaurants business saw total sales increase 1.2% and

School meals

Staffordshire school doubles kitchen size as infants granted free meals

A school in Staffordshire has doubled the size of its kitchen and invested in new catering equipment as part of a £600,000 revamp. The improvements at Jackfield Infants’ School, in Burslem, are in response to a sudden increase in demand for school meals following a government decision to provide infants with free school meals. In