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Mitchells & Butlers’ kitchens churned out record 225,000 meals on Christmas Day

Mitchells & Butlers’ kitchens churned out record 225,000 meals on Christmas Day

Mitchells & Butlers revealed this morning that its kitchens churned out some 225,000 meals on Christmas Day, a record-breaking figure for the pub and restaurant operator. Kitchens across its 1,700-strong estate, which includes brands such as Harvester, Toby Carvery and Miller & Carter, were worked harder than ever before on December 25 as visitors flocked

Rieber Varithek at the University of Edinburgh

BREAKING NEWS: Global foodservice equipment market tipped to see CAGR of 4.7% over next decade

The value of the global foodservice equipment market is tipped to expand at a healthy compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 4.7% over the next 10 years, new research suggests.   Rising inclination towards open kitchens and growing adoption of digital menus and online ordering facilities are among some of the key factors that will

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Commercial kitchen fire risk masterclass taking place on Monday

Operators and catering specialists will have the chance to gain all the insight they need into the latest regulations governing fire risks in kitchens at a special masterclass taking place on Monday.  The one-day programme, organised by The Fire Protection Association, will provide guidance on fire risk management within the catering environment and outline the

Chester Grosvenor kitchen

New kitchen guidelines from April 2018 must impose ‘minimum burden’ on operators

The industry body that represents pubs and restaurants in the UK says it has opened talks with the Food Standards Agency (FCA) to ensure new acrylamide regulations affecting the cooking of food are properly communicated to the trade. The FSA yesterday made a statement about measures that will require food businesses in the UK to

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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,