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BREAKING NEWS: Paul Hollywood lines up new bakery concept with open plan kitchen

BREAKING NEWS: Paul Hollywood lines up new bakery concept with open plan kitchen

Great British Bake Off judge Paul Hollywood has put his name to a brand new coffee and bakery concept at London’s Euston station after inking a deal with SSP, the food and beverage operator specialising in travel locations. The first ‘KNEAD by Paul Hollywood’ branch is currently being fitted out and will welcome its first

SPECIAL REPORT: 20 top tips to guarantee open kitchen success

The trend for open kitchens is now so prevalent and established that you could argue it’s not even a trend these days. But that doesn’t mean operators can afford to be complacent when planning the design of such spaces. FEJ tapped into some of the leading kitchen design minds in the country to construct a

OPINION: Behind every good open kitchen is an organised wash-up area

Open kitchens are in vogue but behind all the theatre and lies a need to ensure the washing area is functional and practical, writes Bob Wood, director of DC Warewashing & Icemaking Systems.  A smooth-running, efficient kitchen operation is vital for a successful, trouble free and safe foodservice operation. This is never more important than in

Gino D’Acampo plans in-store restaurants in retail chain Next

TV chef Gino D’Acampo and Individual Restaurants have announced plans to open restaurants in stores operated by fashion and homeware retailer Next. The first collaboration will take place at the retailer’s 70,000 square foot store at Kingswood Retail Park in Hull, which opened in last year. This will be followed by a branch at Manchester’s

Best Western hotel ditches ballroom for striking open kitchen

The new owners of a Best Western hotel in Northumberland have made their mark on the site by overhauling the catering operation, including the installation of a state-of-the-art open kitchen. The Best Western Beaumont Hotel – a Victorian landmark in the heart of Hexham – has undertaken a major £150,000 six-month kitchen project designed to

Wood-burning grill and pizza ovens spearhead double restaurant opening

Two new restaurants are to open in Beverley’s Flemingate, one of which is featuring smokers and a wood-burning grill and another which has an open kitchen and visible pizza oven.   FirePit Smokehouse & Sports Bar due to open this summer, will take a 7,670 sq ft unit and offer a range of signature American

SPECIAL REPORT: Kitchen overhaul kicks TGI Friday’s back into growth

TGI Friday’s overhauled its kitchen practices last year after sales started to drop and the brand feared it was becoming stale. FEJ hears how CEO Karen Forrester set about revamping back-of-house operations and what impact it has had on the brand.  The red and white stripes of TGI Friday’s are a familiar sight around Britain’s high

Open kitchen design ‘reassures customers’, insists TGI Fridays boss

An open kitchen design can reassure customers that meals are produced fresh at a restaurant where there is a large menu. That’s the advice of TGI Fridays CEO Karen Forrester, who says that one of the reasons the brand moved to an open kitchen design was so that guests could see that chefs cooked from

Yo! Sushi submits plans for Newcastle branch

Restaurant chain Yo! Sushi is said to be eyeing up its own site in Newcastle after moving out of Fenwick’s department store in the wake of a food court revamp. The company, which operates more than 80 restaurants, is reportedly looking to turn a former clothing store on the city’s Grainger Street into its latest

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