Tag Archives: Casual dining

Casual dining kitchens still on fire despite spate of closures

Casual dining operators are still pulling in the punters despite a throng of high-profile closures that have dented the industry this year, with visits up 7% for the year ending June 2018 and spend growing four times faster than the overall eat-out foodservice market.  Latest figures from global information company The NPD Group, published this morning,

Casual dining chains get burnt by pubs when sun shines

Hot weather in May helped boost trade in Britain’s pubs, but hit restaurant sales, figures from the latest Coffer Peach Business Tracker reveal. Overall, the country’s managed pub, bar and restaurant groups saw collective like-for-like sales up 1.4% on May last year, according to data released this morning. While managed pubs saw collective like-for-likes jump