Cafes articles

Caffe Concerto continues to build scale in London as latest location pitches it alongside luxury names

Caffe Concerto is bidding to blaze a trail through London’s dining scene by opening a new branch in Westfield White City. ‘The Grand by Concerto’ will take its place alongside luxury brands such as Yves Saint Laurent, Louis Vuitton and Gucci, offering welcome refreshment to busy shoppers in Caffe Concerto’s inimitable style. The chain now

Tim Hortons gears up for entry into UK QSR market

Quick service coffee house Tim Hortons, one of Canada’s largest foodservice operators, has reiterated its intentions for a nationwide roll-out of UK sites. Opening its first UK site next month in Glasgow, Tim Hortons held a special launch event yesterday where, speaking to FEJ, chief marketing officer, Neil Littler, said “expansion is key”. The brand

High-end café chain cements Heathrow Airport licensing deal

Travel dining specialist HMSHost International is expanding its footprint in the UK after striking a deal with new licensing partner Ca’puccino at Heathrow Airport. The Italian high-end cafe chain provides guests with contemporary Italian culinary experiences plans to work with HMSHost to open more outlets in markets that it covers over the next few years.

Bistrot Pierre puts £10m investment to work opening three outlets in Q1 2017

French restaurant group Bistrot Pierre has secured a site for its 17th outlet in the up-and-coming town of Mere Green, Sutton Coldfield. Doors will open in early 2017. This month, the chain opens its 16th unit in Weston-super-Mare on September 9, it will be the second ribbon cutting following hot the heals of a bistro opening in

British network of Muffin Break stores bulges towards 60 sites

Muffin Break has opened its 59th UK store at The Mall Blackburn shopping centre, and says that it continues to look for additional franchisees to expand its network. The chain, originally from Australia, puts fresh baking on site at the heart of a retail strategy that it feels can be replicated across the world. It currently

Sainsbury’s, Pret and Caffe Nero descend on Cambridge retail quarter

Property developer Brookgate has announced that a trio of leading brands will spearhead the retail offer at Station Square, a new public space and focal point for CB1, the vibrant new city quarter being developed around Cambridge station. Sainsbury’s has taken 4,476 sq ft and will provide convenient supermarket shopping for the 10 million passengers