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Business profile: Yo! Sushi

Yo! Sushi chief executive Vanessa Hall

Yo! Sushi’s new chief executive Vanessa Hall is hoping to take the chain to the next level of growth.

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The Maroush Group to reopen Crocker’s Folly

Crocker’s Folly restaurant and bar will be reopening in London’s St John’s Wood this October after an extensive restoration. 

Shindig to launch at Lantana Café

Evening dining concept Shindig will be launching at Lantana Soho and Lantana Fitzrovia this September, when both cafes will open with an evening offering centred round surf and turf. 

The Restaurant Group delivers solid first half performance

The Restaurant Group (TRG) has reported strong financial results for the first half of 2014, with its Frankie and Bennie, Coast to Coast and Chiquito brands all enjoying significant profit and revenue growth.

Loyalty schemes ineffective for restaurants

Customers are more engaged in loyalty programmes for supermarkets than restaurants according to new research from GI Insight that shows only half of people who have joined such schemes are regular users.

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