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Restaurant chains on verge of slow cooking breakthrough

Restaurant chains on verge of slow cooking breakthrough

Sous vide cooking equipment will become a more common sight in the kitchens of multi-site restaurant chains within the next 12 months as mainstream adoption of the technique grows, one of the industry’s  top suppliers has predicted.  Sous Vide Tools has been at the forefront of the UK sous vide revolution in recent years, providing

Wagamama, Living Ventures and Bistrot Pierre among the brands to scoop industry accolades

The nation’s best casual dining restaurants and pubs were revealed last night at the Casual Dining Restaurant & Pub Awards 2018, which took place at the Marriott London Grosvenor Square, following the first day of the Casual Dining show. Living Ventures, Wagamama, Bistrot Pierre, Brewhouse & Kitchen, Loungers, The Alchemist, Flat Iron, GBK, and The

Deliveroo reveals the restaurants driving the delivery company

As the end of 2017 approaches, online-based food delivery service Deliveroo has revealed which restaurants have been leading the way for orders over the last 12 months. Despite having a turbulent financial year, American fast casual dining restaurant Five Guys secured the most orders of any restaurant in the UK, with its cheeseburger. Deliveroo noted

POWER LIST 2017, KITCHEN INNOVATORS: Steve Mangleshot, Executive Chef, Wagamama

It has been a prolific year for Wagamama, which now numbers 170 restaurants worldwide and reported a record financial turnover of £266m. The pan-Asian inspired noodle chain opened 10 new restaurants last year and completed 16 refurbishments, bringing Kaizen design to the existing estate.  It now intends to open another 10 branches over the next

Hospitality Minister needed to guide industry through choppy waters

The trade body that represents restaurant chains such as Casual Dining Group, Carluccio’s and Wagamama this morning called for the hospitality sector to have its own dedicated Hospitality Minister. With Brexit providing uncertainty for employers and costs for businesses rising, the time is right for the government to appoint a dedicated Minister to the support

Wagamama and Springboard form business partnership

Casual dining chain Wagamama is joining forces hospitality charity Springboard on a major drive to inspire young people and unemployed adults into careers in hospitality. The partnership will nurture a pipeline of talent into the industry, and make a positive contribution to improving perceptions of a career in hospitality, showcasing exciting career opportunities within “progressive”

Friska unveils plans for location expansion project

The co-founder of Bristol-based fresh fast-food restaurant chain Friska has revealed his plans for targeting new sites after securing funds. Friska co-founder Griff Holland is hoping to launch venues in Manchester, Birmingham, Leeds, Reading and Cardiff after securing £3m in private equity funding, Friska told Insider. Last week it was revealed that YFM Equity Partners had invested £3m

Yo! Sushi and TGI Friday’s funnel funds into Cardiff refurb projects

Yo! Sushi and TGI Friday’s have both ramped up their presence at St David’s retail centre in Cardiff. The two restaurant chains have each unveiled a new look at the retail and leisure destination which, at peak times of the year, accommodates one million guests. Yo! Sushi has refurbished its 2,200 sqft restaurant as part of a redesign

Restaurant chains breathe sigh of relief over PM’s worker pledge

The industry largest representative body for restaurant and pub chains has welcomed Theresa May’s pledge to offer EU citizens living in the UK ‘settled status’ once Brexit has been completed. The Prime Minister yesterday set out her plans on employment rights for EU citizens in the context of Brexit negotiations. The statement was positively received