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The open kitchen mistakes that operators need to avoid

The open kitchen mistakes that operators need to avoid

Open kitchens are all the rage these days, with increasing numbers of foodservice operators – from QSRs to casual dining chains – keen to give customers a view of the magic that goes on behind the scenes. But a successful open kitchen depends on getting the design right. FEJ hears from John Eaton and Mark Sharland,

Why your theatre kitchen might be turning customers off their food

If you’re an operator with one or more open kitchens in your estate then beware — two-thirds of UK consumers only choose your restaurant to judge your kitchen cleanliness. FEJ looks at why procuring the best-looking equipment is one thing, but maintaining it is quite another. Open kitchens are the de facto starting point for

TGI Fridays’ prime location kitchen equipped for 320 covers

The prestigious Leicester Square site that TGI Fridays secured after it was vacated by Yates’s wine bar will feature an open kitchen capable of serving up to 320 covers when it opens later this year, it has been revealed. The £3.5m restaurant is due to begin trading this November and will kick-start a period of

Theatre kitchens prompt fire suppression rethink

A growing increase in theatre-style kitchens has led a leading fire suppression systems vendor to redesign the equipment it offers for putting out blazes. Tyco Fire Protection Products has updated its Ansul Piranha systems so that agent discharge nozzles can be installed at increased heights up to 84 inches (2133mm) from the top of the hazard

Pizza Hut plays it cool in the kitchen

High street foodservice chain Pizza Hut is working its way through an aggressive store refurbishment programme in the UK, and at the heart of its new strategy is a transition to open kitchens. FEJ finds out why it has specified new ventilation systems to meet the design and functionality parameters of its production areas. As

Kitchen is king for Wagamama as it plans biggest UK renewal to date

Wagamama is continuing to make its kitchens the centre of attention as it prepares to embark on an ambitious UK renewal plan. Fresh from launching a restaurant in Uxbridge where passers-by can see into the kitchen through a wall-sized glass window, the chain’s newest site in Trowbridge also aims to bring a sense of culinary

TLG nets £10m package to take open kitchen concept nationwide

Thai Leisure Group (TLG) is aiming to launch new restaurants complete with flagship open kitchens after securing funding from banking partner Santander worth £10m. The group plans to take its fine dining brand Chaophraya and street-food inspired outlet Thaikhun nationwide following the investment. Thaikhun is a casual dining experience built around an open kitchen that