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.
UK hotels enjoyed increased occupancy and rates in September, thanks to favourable weather conditions, as well as political and sporting events, according to BDO.
Restaurant Story chef patron Tom Sellers hopes to bring new life to The Lickfold Inn in West Sussex from the end of November.
Maine-inspired lobster and seafood concept Lobster Kitchen will open on London’s Great Russell Street later this month.
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.