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Commercial Kitchen gears up for opening tomorrow

Commercial Kitchen gears up for opening tomorrow

Commercial Kitchen, considered the premier trade show for the UK’s catering equipment industry, returns to the NEC Birmingham this week. Doors open tomorrow at 10am, with more than 2,000 attendees expected over 6-7 June. Reflecting the show’s broad appeal, representatives from well-known brands such as Pret, EAT., Costa, Subway, Sainsbury’s, Tesco, Debenhams, Pizza Hut, Nando’s,

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Casual dining operators looking beyond ‘saturated’ London market

Casual dining operators recognise the “significant demand” for nationwide alternatives to fast food. According to new research from the NPD Group, a British consumer market research agency, casual dining visits over the year grew by 4.7% YE March 2017. The visits to casual dining establishments, including Yo Sushi, Zizzi and Carluccio’s, totalled 520 million, a

LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 09: A Food Standards Agency rating certificate is pictured in the window of a restaurant on February 9, 2015 in London, England. Claims have been made that some restaurants are ignoring food hygiene standards ratings. (Photo by Carl Court/Getty Images)

Bad press from kitchen hygiene case ‘cost Las Iguanas £500k’

Las Iguanas claims it suffered £500,000 in lost business as a result of negative publicity that followed a damning hygiene report into a branch that it operates in Liverpool.  Live cockroaches and mouse droppings were found in the kitchen of its branch in the city last year. A court today heard that the mouse droppings were discovered under racks containing


Zizzi in court after mouse droppings found in branch kitchen

Azzurri Restaurants has appeared in court after mice droppings were found in the kitchen of a Liverpool branch of Zizzi. The admitted two breaches of food safety law, under the Food Safety and Hygiene Regulations 2013, at Liverpool Magistrates’ Court yesterday, according to the Liverpool Echo. The company accepted failing to follow procedures designed to

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Derby hailed as restaurant hot-bed as influx of outlets expected in months ahead

An influx of foodservice operators in and around Derby’s Friar Gate has boosted the city’s business and it expects to see a continuing trend in 2017. The area already features brands such as Las Iguanas, The Friary, Mosh, Distillery, Spice Lounge, Pitcher and Piano, Bistrot Pierre, Fat Cat, Zizzi, and Prezzo. Restaurants La Pizza, Terroir

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Q&A: Ascentia director Neil Mantle on providing kit for top operators

Ascentia Foodservice Equipment offers a collection of strong catering equipment brands that will either stand by themselves when deployed in an existing specification or satisfy a complete cooking template. Casual dining chains such as Zizzi and ASK Italian are among the brands convinced by its kit, as FEJ found out when it headed to the

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TGI and Byron join growing list of chains to introduce bill payment app to restaurants

TGI Fridays and Byron will soon be accepting the Qkr! with Masterpass app throughout its restaurants, it was revealed today. UK customers ordering food at any one of Byron’s 68 restaurants or TGI’s 76 sites will have the option to pay from their smartphone using the app. Individual Restaurants has also signed a deal with


Zizzi opens four sites in five weeks and outlines plans to enter Ireland

High street restaurant group Zizzi has announced the further expansion of its estate with the opening of four new sites in the UK within a five-week period, as well as plans to enter Ireland in April. The Italian chain opened its Broadway Bradford restaurant last month, seating 110-covers over 2,950 sq ft, closely followed by


Slippery kitchen floor lands Zizzi with £30,000 fine

Restaurant chain Zizzi has been ordered to pay almost £30,000 in fines and costs after a kitchen incident that saw one of its chefs sustain a fractured elbow. Cosmin Mihut, an assistant chef at its Leicester restaurant, suffered the injury after slipping on wet ceramic tiles. The accident was the fourth that occurred in the

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Former La Tasca and Gondola man turns equipment supplier

A former operations director for ASK and Zizzi has shifted to the supply side of the industry after joining a newly-formed company that imports specialist foodservice equipment from Italy. Peter Murdock, who was also managing director of La Tasca between 2008 and 2010, has joined Italian Equipment Solutions as sales director and will lead its