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Starbucks overtakes McDonald’s as chain favourite

Starbucks overtakes McDonald’s as chain favourite

In its latest survey, ‘Taking Stock With Teens’, investment bank Piper Jaffray found more US teens chose Starbucks as their favourite restaurant over the country’s largest chain by sales, McDonald’s. UK high street operators will be interested in these findings as what happens over the pond tends to happen on this side of the water sooner

ALMR warns wage increases must be sustainable for industry

The ALMR has argued that any increases to the rates of National Minimum Wage must remain sustainable to allow hospitality businesses the opportunity to continue investing in their staff. Last week, the ALMR submitted its response to the Low Pay Commission’s consultation on the National Minimum Wage and National Living Wage arguing for affordability and

Winterhalter waxes warewashing lyrical

Winterhalter’s resource-saving machines, on display in Conscious Hospitality Show, are not only economical, requiring less energy, water and chemicals than conventional washers, they also produce outstanding wash results. For example, the PT Series is the only passthrough warewasher to have energy-saving heat exchanger technology fitted as standard, according to the firm. This extracts energy from

Hospitality industry urged to act over apprenticeship levy proposals

Training provide People 1st is calling on industry to have its say on the newly proposed apprenticeship levy to help lessen its impact or risk facing a potentially complex and unmanageable system.  Employers, associations and training providers are being urged to contribute to a united, sector-wide response to help minimise the effect of the government

Three arrested in £1m catering industry VAT fraud probe

Three people from Glasgow have been arrested by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) in connection with a suspected £1m VAT fraud linked to the catering trade. HMRC officers searched a business and two residential addresses and seized business records and computer equipment to assist with their investigations. A man, aged 56, and two women, aged

‘Deadwood dossier’ exposes wood-fired oven legislation gap

A supplier of eco-friendly fuel for wood-fired ovens has thrown down the gauntlet to the government and environmental health bodies by producing a high-impact lobbying document titled ‘The Deadwood Dossier’.  The publication calls on rule-makers to address a “worrying hole” in food safety legislation, which relates to the wood used by chefs employing wood-fired pizza

OPINION: Why energy labelling is a refrigeration game-changer

If you struggle to tell how much more energy efficient one refrigeration cabinet is from the next then things are set to get a whole lot easier over the next few years. The introduction of EU energy labelling regulations will help to separate the refrigeration wheat from the chaff, writes Judith Evans of Refrigeration Developments

Bleak future for refrigeration’s worst energy offenders

Manufacturers responsible for some of the most energy-guzzling refrigeration systems on the market will have to improve their products by up to a third over the next few years if they still want to sell their kit in the EU. That’s the prospect facing some brands ahead of the introduction of mandatory minimum energy performance

Pizza Express fined £200k over worker paralysed moving catering equipment

Pizza Express has been fined £200,000 after a maintenance worker was paralysed when he fell from a restaurant window while trying to move an item of catering equipment. Kamil Pisarek, who was 28-years-old at the time of the incident, was left a tetraplegic after suffering serious spinal injuries when he fell five metres to the