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Operators face new margin crisis from imminent changes to energy tariffs

Operators face new margin crisis from imminent changes to energy tariffs

Operators have been warned that imminent energy price rises driven by changes in UK regulations is set to slash margins by as much as 0.5%. Foodservice outlets are already under pressure from rates increases and higher operating costs, but the financial challenges could toughen further due to new environmental taxes and changes to the charging

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‘Dual kitchens the answer for restaurants struggling to handle delivery’

Dual kitchens that allow operators to run dine-in and delivery operations without intruding on each other could hold the key to managing the challenges of the fast-growing delivery market, a leading industry figure has suggested. Many operators have already reacted to the trend by retro-fitting delivery workstations in their kitchens to cope with the increase


Administrators issue 5pm deadline tonight for bids on Hotcha’s assets

Prospective bidders for the assets of collapsed foodservice chain Hotcha have until 5pm this evening to submit their offers to administrators. The portfolio of assets comprises leasehold properties, intellectual property and commercial catering equipment, including refrigerators, freezers, wok burners, fryers and ice cream makers. Its entire leasehold head office premises are also up for sale,

LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 11:  A Deliveroo rider cycles through central London on July 11, 2017 in London, England. A recent government review looking at the 'Gig Economy', the 'Taylor Review' has suggested that all work in U.K. should be fair. Deliveroo's co-founder and CEO, Will Shu has said that his company will pay additional benefits to its 15,000 UK riders if the laws change.  (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)

Deliveroo’s dark kitchens are ‘catering from car parks’

A Guardian report into Deliveroo’s off-site catering facilities has described its kitchens as metal boxes ‘tucked away in car parks or on industrial estates’. The delivery giant, which made sales of almost £130m in the UK last year, unveiled its ‘Deliveroo Editions’ concept earlier this year, with its founder branding the portable kitchens its biggest development

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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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SPECIAL REPORT: How soon before commercial kitchens start looking like the inside of The Starship Enterprise?

The notion of a commercial kitchen where everything is internet-connected and operators have a detailed view of their equipment estate sounds like a dream come true for multi-site foodservice operators. But could it be undermined by concerns over platform standardisation and data security? FEJ investigates. Imagine a world where restaurant operators can upload new cooking

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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,