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POWER LIST 2018, CHAIN CHAMPIONS: Antony Bennett, Head of Food, Loungers

Fast-growing restaurant and bar chain Loungers credits a more system and process-based approach to menu development for ensuring its kitchens have been able to keep pace with the rapid expansion of its business. The firm had around 60 sites two years ago, but relentless growth in the period since has seen the size of the

PANEL DISCUSSION: Menu innovation challenges for multi-site operators

Keeping menus innovative and profitable is an ongoing challenge for pub and restaurant operators. At the recent Casual Dining Show in London, consultant, chef and author, Jay Morjaria, chaired a panel of some of the top executive chefs in the business as they discussed what goes on in their development kitchens. FEJ had a front

PizzaExpress and CDG execs to share restaurant transformation secrets

Organisers of the Casual Dining Show have unveiled more new speakers for 2018, including MDs and senior directors from PizzaExpress, Mitchells & Butlers, Casual Dining Group, Loungers and Pho. The event, which returns to the Business Design Centre in London on 21-22 February next year, will now see keynotes from Susan Chappell, divisional director, exec

POWER LIST 2017, CHAIN CHAMPIONS: Jake Bishop, Group Commercial Director, Loungers

You need the right mix of operational pedigree and executive management skill to prevail in the foodservice market and in Jake Bishop, Bristol-based cafe chain Loungers has certainly got a man who possesses both. Jake is one of the three co-founders of a business that turned over almost £70m in its last financial year and

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