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Burger chain breaks out of London and eyes regional coverage

Burger chain breaks out of London and eyes regional coverage

Popular burger brand, Patty & Bun, will officially open its first restaurant outside of London next month.  The debut regional restaurant, secured by leading specialist UK leisure property agency, Shelley Sandzer, is located at 56 Ship Street in Brighton. The brand will occupy a prime corner unit situated within the busy South Lanes, covering approximately 1,500 sq

Crust Gourmet Pizza

Aussie foodservice giant exports two of its key brands to UK

Australian foodservice operator Retail Food Group Limited (RFG) has concluded a Master Franchise Agreement for the UK that will see its Crust Gourmet Pizza and Donut King Brand Systems businesses rolled out in the UK. The Brisbane-based outfit has not yet revealed the identity of the master franchisee, but confirmation that a deal has been

Jamie's Italian

Jamie’s Italian explores plans to restructure UK restaurant estate

Reports suggest that further Jamie’s Italian branches could be at risk of closure as the chain weighs up plans to restructure its business in the UK. The group, which runs approximately 45 restaurants, closed half a dozen sites this time last year, citing Brexit pressures for the cull. Jamie Oliver himself said in a newspaper


D&D thrilled with staying power of its established restaurant sites

D&D has become the latest restaurant group to release details of its December trading performance, revealing that overall revenues for the four weeks to 31 December rose 11% year-on-year. The company was buoyed by strong results from its established restaurants, claiming that it proved that it’s “not all about the latest restaurant fads anymore”. Sites

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Bailiff revelation exposes true extent of rates burden on restaurants

The ALMR has warned that government action on wholesale business rates reform is required at the earliest opportunity to support high street businesses, including restaurants, struggling against rising costs. The warning follows a report that UK councils have enlisted the services of bailiffs to take action against 41,000 businesses for unpaid business rates bills. ALMR

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D&D London beefs up operations team as familiar face returns

D&D London has announced the return of an operations chief who originally started his career with the company. Jean-Baptiste Requien has rejoined the restaurant group as operations director, with responsibility for the group’s restaurants in Butler’s Wharf, The North and City of London. He first linked up with the business in 2001 and then moved

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Manchester hailed as fastest improving restaurant hub outside of London

Manchester, Edinburgh and Birmingham have been pegged as foodie destinations on the grow, according to an independent restaurant guide. The UK’s best towns for dining, and top 100 restaurants were revealed in ‘Harden’s Best UK Restaurants 2018’, one of the country’s most comprehensive restaurant guides. Harden’s 27th annual poll of diners, which surveyed 8,500 participants and

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5 big eating out trends you need to be ready for in 2018

Global information company The NPD Group has identified five new trends that will shape Britain’s £57 billion foodservice industry in 2018. Here’s what you need to watch out for… 1. Power ahead with click & collect Click & collect through smart phones is set to alter rapidly the way foodservice operators and consumers interact. It could