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Consultancy issues guide to help fledgling operators avoid classic mistakes

Kent-based food safety consultancy CaterSafe is offering the benefit of its vast experience to budding new ‘foodpreneurs’ wishing to realise their dream of opening their very own restaurant. Starting a food business can be notoriously difficult due to the time, dedication and commitment involved, meaning fledgling operators often miss out crucial steps that would set

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,

Former Leon chief joins expansion-hungry chain after it secures £2.5m in private equity capital

The Naked Deli, a Newcastle-based healthy eating chain, is poised to expand its operations after securing a bumper injection of funds. The health-conscious and clean-eating dining experience operator has received £2.5m worth of investment from the Foresight Group, a private equity firm based in London. The company will use the investment from Foresight to bolster

Classeq funnels funds into next generation data asset management system

British warewashing brand Classeq has invested in a state-of-the-art digital asset management system in a bid to “bring simplicity” to the world of warewashing. The company is implementing its new software solution across its network of business partners, distributors, customers and suppliers, enabling it to share, manage, edit and control all brand assets with them

Carluccio’s third Marriott venture ‘proof that all-day trading format suits hotels’

Contemporary Italian dining chain Carluccio’s has grown its presence in London by securing a new premises inside a London Marriott hotel. Carluccio’s has opened a 3,000sqft restaurant and deli in the London Marriott Hotel Maida Vale, marking the third opening in a Marriott hotel for the group, which has opened at Heathrow and London’s Regents

BREAKING NEWS: D&D London calls time on contract at The Royal Exchange after landlord talks

Restaurant group D&D London confirmed this morning that it is ending trading at one of its most high-profile outlets. The company said it would not be exercising its option to renew its leases and therefore will cease operating the retail and dining spaces at The Royal Exchange later this summer. The decision follows an agreement

Restaurant industry stands to lose £1 billion from changes in diner eating habits

The UK’s foodservice industry could lose the best part of £1 billion as a result of millennial dinners turning their backs on their eating out. The NPD Group is predicting a decrease in out-of-home (OOH) visits by consumers aged 25-to-34 between now and 2022. An industry report from the organisation stated that OOH visits in

Commercial Kitchen show attracts new suppliers eager to equip top kitchens

The organisers of Commercial Kitchen have confirmed a raft of new names to the list of companies exhibiting at this year’s show.  The 2018 edition returns to the NEC Birmingham on June 5 and 6, and will feature the latest catering solutions from top manufacturers, suppliers and distributors. Diversified Communications, which runs the event, announced this

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