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O' My Buns! eyes UK franchise agreement

27-May-2015 - International cafe brand O’ My Buns! is opening its first UK site in Leicester in June, and plans to expand nationwide.

Gladwin brothers to take forged food pop-up on the road

27-May-2015 - Two brothers are to combine the best of their wild food-themed west London restaurants into a pop-up in time for the summer festival season.

Caprice Holdings to open Berkeley Square Brasserie

27-May-2015 - Restaurant group Caprice Holdings Ltd is launching a new pan-Asian fish and shellfish restaurant in September.

Angela Hartnett reveals June opening date for second Café Murano site

27-May-2015 - TV chef Angela Hartnett has unveiled further details of her second Italian-themed London café and restaurant concept Café Murano.

Costa receives 'excellent' sustainability rating

27-May-2015 - Costa has become the first UK café to be named a Sustainable Restaurant Association (SRA) Two Star Sustainability Champion.

Apartment Group owner acquires the Percy Arms Hotel

26-May-2015 - Duncan Fisher, owner of North East hospitality operator The Apartment Group, has acquired the Percy Arms Hotel at Otterburn.

Valor Hospitality Europe expands UK hotel portfolio

26-May-2015 - Newly formed management company Valor Hospitality Europe has added a further five hotels to its expanding portfolio.

Food sales receive Easter boost as cost of living falls

26-May-2015 - Falling food and oil prices helped boost the eating out market in April, with most of the benefit coming from the Easter weekend, a quarterly spending report has found.

Brighton's Grand Hotel planning second restaurant

26-May-2015 - The Grand Brighton Hotel is planning to open a second on-site restaurant following its sale to a private investor last year.

Outside in: How creative use of outside space is proving big business for hospitality

26-May-2015 - Despite the unpredictable British weather, pubs, restaurants and hotels are investing more in their outside spaces and using them more creatively than ever before. 

Red's True Barbecue secures £5m funding to continue expansion

22-May-2015 - Leeds-based Smokehouse concept Reds True Barbecue has secured a £5m investment from leading figures in the hospitality industry as part of a drive to accelerate its expansion plans.

Hospitality industry celebrates National Waiter's Day

22-May-2015 - Hospitality businesses around the UK showed their support for National Waiter's Day yesterday (21 May).

Rise in young landlords drives pub and bar growth

22-May-2015 - Rising turnover and a surge of young talent entering the industry are providing encouraging signs of growth for the pub sector, according to new data from Barclays released today (22 May).

Lodge Hotel to target CSR businesses with new sustainable events space

21-May-2015 - A west London hotel is to target socially-responsible businesses with a new 1,800 sq ft energy-saving events space.

Make business rates fairer, Government urged

21-May-2015 - A leading trade body and an independent adviser have called on the Government to make business rates fairer to small businesses.

Pizza Hut to report third consecutive year of growth

21-May-2015 - Pizza Hut UK, the Rutland Partners backed group, has reported sales growth of up to 40 per cent at refurbished restaurants since its reimaging programme began, as the company prepares...

Street Kitchen to open first shop as part of ambitious rollout

21-May-2015 - The owners of street food vendor Street Kitchen are to open their first shop next month as part of a wider strategy to have 15 fixed sites in London over...

Honky Tonk Group launches French-Vietnamese restaurant and boutique hotel

20-May-2015 - The owners of the Honky Tonk Group, the American themed restaurant brand, have launched their first ‘quirky’ boutique hotel in London’s Chinatown.

Ed’s Easy Diner CEO headlining Arena Summer Event

20-May-2015 - Hospitality networking association Arena has announced details of its 2015 Summer Event, taking place on 26 June at the Jumeirah Carlton Tower Hotel in London.

London businesses boosted by record-breaking year of tourism

20-May-2015 - London received a record-breaking number of international tourists in 2014, according to official figures.

Malmaison Hotel du Vin to open Hotel du Vin in Stratford-upon-Avon

20-May-2015 - Boutique hotel operator Malmaison Hotel du Vin has announced plans to open a Hotel du Vin in Stratford-upon-Avon next year. 

Gordon Ramsay sees national roll-out potential for Maze and Street Kitchen

20-May-2015 - Gordon Ramsay believes he now has two branded operations ready for a national roll-out: Street Kitchen and Maze.

Supply uncertainty after Bidvest Logistics drivers agree to strike

19-May-2015 - Restaurant and pub operators face having their food supplies affected after workers at a leading foodservice company voted to walk out over a pay dispute.

Xavier Rousset to leave Texture and 28°-50° Restaurant Group

19-May-2015 - Xavier Rousset has left Texture and 28°-50° Restaurant Group, the company he co-founded with chef Agnar Sverrisson. 

TripAdvisor reports rise in top rated UK hospitality businesses

19-May-2015 - The number of UK hospitality businesses receiving high ratings from customer reviews has risen in the past year, according to TripAdvisor.