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Most popular city for casual dining operators is not the one you think it is

Most popular city for casual dining operators is not the one you think it is

The explosion of casual dining brands on the London restaurant scene is well-documented – but it is actually another UK city that tops the list of places the big restaurant chains are flocking to.   New data suggests that Southampton stands firm as the top UK market hot spot for casual dining restaurants following a

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Owner of ‘First Dates’ restaurant comes back to earth with a bump after posting record revenues

Restaurant group D&D has bucked the trend of operators blaming Brexit for softening financial results by recording the highest turnover in its history, but warned that it has found the last few months tough. The group, which operates a string of restaurants in London, Leeds, Paris, New York and Tokyo, posted sales of £125m for

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FEJ Power List 2017: Who are your commercial kitchen stars?

Foodservice Equipment Journal is calling on you to nominate your kitchen stars of the year after officially opening the nomination process for the 2017 FEJ Power List. Now in its third year, the FEJ Power List serves as a definitive guide to 40 high-flying end-user individuals responsible for specifying, purchasing and sanctioning commercial kitchens. From

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Star Pubs ploughs £4m into kitchen refits in new F&F policy

UK-based Star Pubs & Bars has funnelled more than £4m into kitchen refits over the past two years with £1.6m of investments in 2017. The company is renovating its kitchen fixtures and fittings as part of its F&F policy which funds high cost items such as ovens, fridges, and grills, helping save licensees’ capital and

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Bounce ping pong concept serves up three-year restaurant expansion plan

Bounce Ping Pong Ltd, the parent company of sporting foodservice chain Bounce, is to be renamed Social Entertainment Ventures Ltd, as part of a global expansion plan that involves opening a string of new sites. Bounce has made a name for itself in the London market by combining ping pong with a bar and restaurant

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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),

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Augmented reality gives catering equipment buyers new power

Foodservice operators will soon be able to view the inner workings of the latest refrigeration equipment without even having to step into a showroom or test kitchen thanks to new smartphone technology. Foster Refrigerator revealed this morning that it has launched an augmented reality smartphone app that will offer buyers a 360-degree view of its flagship +stayclear

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INDUSTRY Q&A: New-look CEDA connects with foodservice operators

The Catering Equipment Distributors Association (CEDA) recently refreshed its branding and corporate identity in a move that it believes will make it clearer for operators to understand the value its members offer. FEJ spoke to director general Adam Mason to find out more. You undertook a six-month branding exercise. What was the purpose of that project

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Commercial Kitchen reports 18% rise in buyers with £5m-plus budgets

Commercial Kitchen attracted 1,775 attendees over the course of the two days it ran at the NEC in Birmingham last week, the show’s organisers have said. Diversified Communications, which also stages Casual Dining and Lunch!, said the increase in the number of visitors through the doors included an 18% rise in “big spenders”, which it

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