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£43k wiped off the value of the average London restaurant this year

£43k wiped off the value of the average London restaurant this year

The value of a typical restaurant in London has plummeted by more than £43,000 during the past year following a ‘perfect storm’ engulfing the market, it has been claimed. The value of a restaurant in the capital was estimated at £140,000 in 2016, but that figure has now fallen to £97,000, according to online business transfer

EXCLUSIVE: Catering sales contribute £71m to the National Trust’s income

The National Trust made sales of almost £71m from catering and foodservice last year, FEJ can reveal. Catering is now the third largest generator of revenue for the National Trust, behind enterprise and renewables and membership. Food is on course to become the second biggest contributor to the organisation next year if it maintains its current

Contract caterer launches first retail site for in-house cafe brand

Eurest, part of Compass Group UK & Ireland, has launched the first public-facing site of its Caffé Dallucci brand at Solent Business Park in Fareham. Focussing on providing fresh food, great coffee and good company, the brand will now provide its premium food and beverage offer to a public audience, having launched a series of other

EVERY LITTLE HELPS: Where Tesco is spending its catering equipment budget

With nearly 500 cafes to its name, supermarket giant Tesco owns one of the biggest kitchen estates in the UK. FEJ finds out where it’s putting its catering equipment budget. When Tesco shelled out £49m for restaurant chain Giraffe four years ago, it represented a dynamic vision of how the supermarket giant thought consumers would

Tim Hortons drops anchor on first Scottish shopping centre site

Tim Hortons, the Canadian cafe and bake shop giant, is to open its first restaurant in a Scottish shopping centre just weeks after unveiling its plans to expand into the UK. Situated in Silverburn, Glasgow, next to Patisserie Valerie, the 220 square metre restaurant will open later this summer following the brand’s first site, which opened on Argyle

Tesco would love a deep fat fryer that doesn’t catch fire

A fryer that doesn’t catch fire and condiment dispensers that help control costs are among the items that Tesco would love to see in its supermarket cafes. Adam Martin, managing director of Tesco Hospitality, which is responsible for more than 470 in-store cafes, revealed his catering equipment “wish list” as he addressed suppliers at the

Google takes radical new approach to staff dining

Gourmet micro kitchens and a cafe chain concept imported from Holland are among the catering facilities incorporated into Google’s UK headquarters in King’s Cross, it has emerged. The development of state-of-the-art foodservice facilities for staff has been two years in the making, following initial design work by Humble Arnold Associates and project delivery by C&C

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.

Hospital trust puts catering operations out to commercial tender

The running of shops and cafés operated by Friends charities at three separate Sussex hospitals has been put out to tender, it has emerged. Western Sussex Hospitals NHS Trust has invited professional catering providers and retailers to put forward proposals to run the shops, as well as its in-house visitor restaurants, as part of a

Starbucks exports express format to Europe with Canary Wharf launch

Starbucks has opened its first European express store in London’s Canary Wharf.   With an open layout, the new store features a walk-through experience and a streamlined menu at an early order point which allows customers to order, pay and pick-up even faster. “We recognise some of our customers, especially busy commuters in Canary Wharf,