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Piper takes stake in Hickory’s Smokehouse

Piper, the private equity backer of Loungers and Be At One, has acquired a stake in Hickory’s Smokehouse, the north west-based American BBQ restaurant chain.

Private equity firm Piper has acquired a stake in BBQ restaurant chain Hickory’s Smokehouse

Indian summer boosts September hotel performance

UK hotels enjoyed increased occupancy and rates in September, thanks to favourable weather conditions, as well as political and sporting events, according to BDO.

Tom Sellers takes over The Lickfold Inn

Restaurant Story chef patron Tom Sellers hopes to bring new life to The Lickfold Inn in West Sussex from the end of November.

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Maine-inspired Lobster Kitchen arrives in London

Maine-inspired lobster and seafood concept Lobster Kitchen will open on London’s Great Russell Street later this month.

Young's acquires London pub operator 580

Young's has expanded its London portfolio with the acquisition of pub operator 580 Limited - which runs four pubs across the capital - for £10.4m.

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