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POWER LIST 2018, CHAIN CHAMPIONS: Mike Lewis, Group Executive Chef, YO! Sushi

With close to 100 stores to its name in the UK, YO! Sushi has become an entrenched fixture on the British high street over the past two decades. Although sushi is at the heart of what the chain does, it boasts a compelling range of street food, from traditional classics to innovative fusion dishes, designed

ANALYSIS: YO! Sushi splashes the cash to create a sushi restaurant superpower

YO! Sushi recently dipped into its war-chest and spent £59m to create the world’s largest sushi chain. FEJ looks at what lies ahead for the rapidly-growing foodservice chain. With more than 70 stores in the UK, YO! Sushi is an entrenched fixture on the British high street. But in what is the latest high-profile example of

Restaurant chain trio unveiled as the industry’s best operations managers

A trio of operations managers from multi-site pub and restaurant businesses have been named the industry champions of their field at a special awards ceremony hosted last night. The Operations Managers Awards, run by the Association of Licensed Multiple Retailers (ALMR), is the only awards of its kind in the eating and drinking out sector.

POWER LIST 2017, CHAIN CHAMPIONS: Emma Deabill, Operations Manager, Yo! Sushi

After conducting a major strategic review of its business last year, YO! Sushi has gone from strength to strength in the UK market, with changes to the way in which restaurants are marketed, designed and operated helping to swell its turnover to £88m. The company is the master of estate management, knowing when to dispose

YO! Sushi tops £88m sales as it plans more UK restaurants

Japanese kaiten conveyor belt restaurant chain YO! Sushi turned over £88.4m last year as it implemented a series of strategic changes to its portfolio in a bid to drive growth in 2017. The chain recorded adjusted EBITDA of £10.7m in the UK for the 12 months to 27 November 2016, equivalent to around 12% of

Yo! Sushi and TGI Friday’s funnel funds into Cardiff refurb projects

Yo! Sushi and TGI Friday’s have both ramped up their presence at St David’s retail centre in Cardiff. The two restaurant chains have each unveiled a new look at the retail and leisure destination which, at peak times of the year, accommodates one million guests. Yo! Sushi has refurbished its 2,200 sqft restaurant as part of a redesign

DATA JUST OUT: Fall in pub and restaurant groups exposes ‘flat’ market

Britain’s managed pub and restaurant market experienced a dip in trading in May, with operators recording collective like-for-like sales down 0.4% compared to the same month last year, latest figures from the Coffer Peach Business Tracker show. Groups trading in London did slightly better with like-for-likes up 0.1%, compared to a 0.6% fall outside of

Casual dining operators looking beyond ‘saturated’ London market

Casual dining operators recognise the “significant demand” for nationwide alternatives to fast food. According to new research from the NPD Group, a British consumer market research agency, casual dining visits over the year grew by 4.7% YE March 2017. The visits to casual dining establishments, including Yo Sushi, Zizzi and Carluccio’s, totalled 520 million, a

YO! launches new pop-up concept as brand approaches 100 sites

Japanese sushi brand YO! is opening its brand new pop-up concept at Boxpark Croydon tomorrow, bringing its total number of sites close to the 100 mark. Focusing on street food and sushi, the new concept builds on traditional Japanese recipes and re-crafts them for the pop-up environment. Curated by YO!’s executive chef Mike Lewis and inspired by