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Yo! Sushi

YO! Sushi tops £88m sales as it plans more UK restaurants

YO! Sushi tops £88m sales as it plans more UK restaurants

Japanese kaiten conveyor belt restaurant chain YO! Sushi turned over £88.4m last year as it implemented a series of strategic changes to its portfolio in a bid to drive growth in 2017. The chain recorded adjusted EBITDA of £10.7m in the UK for the 12 months to 27 November 2016, equivalent to around 12% of

Whitechapel fatberg

Restaurant kitchens cop blame for ‘fatberg’ as heavy as 11 double-decker buses

Restaurants and food outlets are largely to blame for a 250-metre long fatberg clogging up a sewer under London’s Whitechapel Road. The fatberg is one of the largest ever found, with the extreme rock-solid mass of fats, oil and domestic disposables weighing the same as 11 double-decker buses. It is blocking a stretch of Victorian sewer

Steve Proud, business development manager

Proud Inns reckons it can slash gas bill by 50% using British-made grills

A growing North East England pub and hotel group has equipped its kitchens with cooking appliances from Synergy Grill as part of an effort to reduce catering bills. Four SG630 Synergy Grills have been installed in each of the four restaurant kitchens run by Proud Inns in Durham and the surrounding area. The group has bought in the

Greene King chef

Greene King takes action to stem decline of value food business

Greene King this morning set out plans to address the challenges of the ‘value food’ sector after admitting its performance in this area was behind a decline in like-for-like sales for the 18 weeks to 3 September. Overall like-for-like sales during the last four-and-a-half months rose 1.2% in a market that Greene King says declined

Monika total food safety system

Accurate reporting in kitchens no longer has to be a chore for chains

Monika has developed what it calls a ‘total food safety system’ to help operators keep abreast of food safety measures and ongoing hygiene standards without drowning in paperwork.   The system contains a range of advanced features designed to simplify a company’s compliance with regulation and legislation, as well as provide ongoing efficiencies by freeing

McDonald's US

McDonald’s buys in 14,000 new coffee machines as McCafe concept gets a revamp

McDonald’s is mounting a fresh attack on Starbucks and other major coffee chains with a revamp of its McCafe coffee line, beverage equipment and in-store design. The expanded offerings include the introduction of new café-quality espresso beverages to the McCafé lineup – made with freshly-ground espresso and US-sourced whole or nonfat milk – in addition

National Catering Equipment Centre

‘Wembley’ of the catering equipment industry to open in Bristol

A new permanent industry exhibition centre described as the ‘Wembley’ or ‘Twickenham’ of the catering equipment world is being launched in Bristol later this month. The ‘National Catering Equipment Centre’ (NCEC) is the brainchild of Nisbets and will feature all of the brands that it is known to exclusively supply, as well as dozens of

Edge oven

Jestic signs exclusive supply deal with conveyor oven manufacturer

Jestic Foodservice Equipment has widened its product range by striking a distribution agreement with conveyor oven manufacturer Edge Ovens. The deal gives Jestic exclusivity of the US-made equipment in both the UK and European markets. The ovens are manufactured in Pennsylvania and are widely used by large chains and independent operators in the US. Jestic

Momo Station, Aldershot, pest infestation

Aldershot restaurant owner vows no repeat of kitchen pest shutdown

A restaurant in Aldershot is among two food businesses in Aldershot that were cautioned this week after pest infestations forced their closure. Momo Station closed voluntarily for immediate improvement work after an inspection by Rushmoor Borough Council Environmental Health Officers on 3 July found a storage building at the back of the premises was infested

La Tasca

Casual Dining Group takes new approach to dealing with surplus kitchen stock

Casual Dining Group (CDG) has partnered with food waste charity FareShare to identify where food is going to waste and how it can instead be redistributed to people in need. CDG believes the biggest opportunity is through its distribution network, whereby a surplus of food occurs, including short-dated food, drink and in some cases over-stocking. CDG’s