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Social Enterprise Fat Macy’s launches crowdfunding bid

22-Aug-2017 - Social enterprise Fat Macy’s, which aims to teach young Londoners living in temporary housing how to cook, has launched a crowdfunding campaign in a bid to open its first permanent...

The Ivy Café expansion continues at pace with Blackheath the next location

22-Aug-2017 - Caprice Holdings will open its fifth Ivy Café restaurant, in Blackheath, on the outskirts of Greenwich Park, this winter as the expansion of The Ivy offshoot continues at pace.

Four stages to successfully funding your restaurant growth

21-Aug-2017 - Benoit Broch at private equity firm Livingbridge discusses what a successful restaurant brand growth path should look like

Pop Brixton founder plans Woolwich opening

16-Aug-2017 - Pop Brixton founder Carl Turner has submitted plans for a new recycled shipping container scheme for restaurants, retailers and local enterprises in Woolwich, south east London.

10 ways to combat food cost inflation

16-Aug-2017 - A perfect storm of factors are continuing to propel food prices skyward – average food prices were up 1.4% in June and the same figure last month – and the...

Shoryu's Tak Tokumine on souping up his ramen business

15-Aug-2017 - Tak Tokumine opened his first restaurant in 1980 within the Brewer Street building that now houses Mark Hix’s Soho flagship. Located below his Japanese grocer and bookshop, it was to...

Restaurants and pubs are missing out on £300m rates relief fund, says ALMR

14-Aug-2017 - Restaurants and pubs are missing out on millions of pounds worth of promised business rates relief, says the Association of Licensed Multiple Retailers (ALMR).

Usain Bolt's restaurant group is heading to the UK

11-Aug-2017 - A Jamaican restaurant group backed by Olympic champion Usain Bolt has signed a deal to expand across the UK.

Restaurants urged to check their eggs as Fipronil scandal worsens

11-Aug-2017 - Restaurants and other hospitality businesses are being urged check the source of their eggs following investigations into the Fipronil incident that found that significantly more eggs have been contaminated than...

We read it for you

10-Aug-2017 - Restaurant magazine's bookish run down of the latest publications that should be gracing your shelves.

Staff jobs saved with Chicago Rib Shack sale

10-Aug-2017 - Ribs and burger chain Chicago Rib Shack has been bought out of administration, saving all 72 staff jobs.

6 things you need to know before you go al fresco

07-Aug-2017 - David Rawlence at law firm Boodle Hatfield on what you need to do before you fire up your outside cooking kit.

Street food booking platform Streetdots secures £500,000 to expand

07-Aug-2017 - An app that lines up street-food traders with pitches in key locations in London and Glasgow is gearing up for coverage across Britain over the next three years.

Caravan and JKS Restaurants among Bloomberg Arcade line-up

04-Aug-2017 - The majority of the restaurants lined up for the new Bloomberg Arcade development in the City of London have been confirmed

US vegan chain By Chloe is coming to London

03-Aug-2017 - Hip US vegan restaurant chain By Chloe is coming to London with the launch of its first international outpost this autumn.

The Alchemist invests £4.5m in expansion

03-Aug-2017 - All-day restaurant and bar group The Alchemist is to invest £4.5m in three new openings, including its first in the south west and Wales.

Wasabi could be opening in a M&S near you

02-Aug-2017 - It’s difficult to walk down a street in central London without finding (or at least smelling) a Wasabi, now the group is trialling a new partnership with Marks & Spencer....

Andreas Antona closes Purecraft in Nottingham

02-Aug-2017 - Purecraft Bar & Kitchen, the craft beer and food group founded by restaurateur Andreas Antona, has closed its Nottingham site less than two years after opening.

Eating out market slows down

31-Jul-2017 - Growth in the UK eating out market will slow to 1.7% in 2017 to a total value of £87.9bn, analysis from Restaurant's sister title MCA predicts.

Sushi Shop to open two more London sites in 2017

27-Jul-2017 - The French-owned Sushi Shop chain will open sites in Hampstead and Richmond later this year, adding to its current London portfolio of Marylebone, South Kensington and Notting Hill.

Handmade Burger Co sale saves hundreds of jobs

26-Jul-2017 - The future of Handmade Burger Co appears to have been secured following its sale to an unnamed buyer.

City District closes Bossa to focus on premium restaurants

26-Jul-2017 - Northern-based hospitality group City District (CDL) has closed its Brazilian barbecue restaurant Bossa in Leeds less than a year after it opened.

Bite Me Burger Co is opening six delivery-only sites

25-Jul-2017 - Mini burger pop-up Bite Me Burger Co has become the latest restaurant to focus on expanding its delivery-only operation.

Vurger Co sets restaurant crowdfunding record

24-Jul-2017 - Plant-based burger group The Vurger Co has become the fastest restaurant ever to hit its target on crowdfunding platform Crowdcube.

What the ASA’s call on Prezzo’s ad means for bottomless deals advertising

24-Jul-2017 - Prezzo was left with a hangover after its all-you-can-drink prosecco promotion was banned by the Advertising Standards Authority (the ASA). Here Duncan Reed, legal director at UK law firm TLT, examines...