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southern-style chain Hickory's Smokehouse

Hickory’s Smokehouse plans Southport restaurant with giant fire pit in kitchen

Expanding Southern-style family dining group, Hickory’s Smokehouse, is ramping up its UK operation with the launch of a new restaurant, complete with a giant fire pit in its kitchen. The six-strong chain, which has sites in the North West, at Chester and West Kirby, is expected to open the doors of its newest property in

Jamie Oliver won’t shut any more restaurants now ‘problem sites’ have closed

Jamie Oliver has said he is not planning to shut any more restaurants following the decision to axe six “problem sites” from his portfolio at the start of this year. The TV chef hit the headlines back in January when he closed half a dozen restaurants from his Jamie’s Italian group, blaming Brexit cost pressures

Northern restaurant chain nets £3.5m to fund roll-outs

A northern-based chain of restaurants and delis has secured a £3.5m investment from BGF to accelerate its new site roll-out. Filmore & Union, which currently operates 14 sites and recently opened a concession in John Lewis, will use the funding to expand its portfolio across the North of England and the Midlands. Created in 2012

Shake Shack boosts UK presence by moving into London’s West End

Shake Shack, the fast casual restaurant chain from New York, is expanding its operations with the launch of a venue in London’s West End.  The chain has taken a prime 4,500 sq ft site at Cambridge Circus, on the junction of Shaftesbury Avenue and Charing Cross Road in the heart of London’s West End. Julia Wilkinson,

Handmade Burger Company plunges into administration

The Handmade Burger Company is in talks about the future of its business after it collapsed into administration yesterday. Nine of its 29 restaurants were closed immediately, with the remaining sites continuing to trade as normal under the administrators’ control. Paul Masters, Conrad Beighton and Julien Irving of Leonard Curtis Recovery were appointed as Joint

Canadian fast food giant Tim Hortons makes landfall in UK

Tim Hortons, Canada’s largest fast food and coffee chain, is to open its first UK site in Glasgow where it hopes to make a foothold for nationwide expansion. A cafe and bake shop will open on Argyle Street early next month and will be rolled out across Britain over the course of the next year.