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US chicken wing concept Wing Zone to open first UK restaurant

07-Oct-2015 - Wing Zone, the US-founded chicken wing concept, will open its first UK restaurant in London's Finsbury Park next month. 

Coaching Inn Group acquires North Yorkshire inns from Homfray Hotels

07-Oct-2015 - Coaching Inns Group, formerly known as Bulldog Hotel Group, has acquired two inns in North Yorkshire - The Golden Fleece in Thirsk and The Feathers in Helmsley - from Homfray...

'Haggle' with suppliers on Christmas produce prices, hospitality operators told

07-Oct-2015 - Operators in the restaurant, pub and hotel sectors are being advised to engage in 'old-fashioned' haggling over prices with suppliers this Christmas to take advantage of lower production costs of...

The Robert Parker Collection: New branding for luxury hotels

06-Oct-2015 - A group of six privately owned luxury hotels across the north of England and Southern Scotland have been rebranded as The Robert Parker Collection (RP Collection).

Cocktail sales on the rise in restaurants

06-Oct-2015 - Sales of cocktails are on the rise in restaurants across the UK, according to a report by CGA Strategy. 

Orange Elephant Steak opening in London

06-Oct-2015 - Orange Elephant Steak, a new menu-free steak restaurant from head chef Jai Parkinson, is to open in Fulham Road, London, in November.

The ONE Group announce UK's first STK Rebel site

06-Oct-2015 - The ONE Group, the New York-based hospitality group led by Englishman Jonathan Segal, has secured the first site in the UK for its casual dining concept STK Rebel in Edinburgh.

Business Profile: Red's True Barbecue

06-Oct-2015 - With their hot sauces in retail, a cookbook under their belts and a sixth site about to launch, Red’s True Barbecue’s James Douglas and Scott Munro are fired up for further growth....

Five Guys UK introduces National Living Wage ahead of next year's change

05-Oct-2015 - Five Guys UK has become the latest chain to raise staff salaries ahead of the introduction of the National Living Wage next April.

Amaris Hospitality to rebrand 21 hotels in £100m investment

05-Oct-2015 - Newly created hotel group Amaris Hospitality has announced plans to invest £100m in rebranding 21 hotels from its 89-strong portfolio.

Net number of restaurants rises by 1,770 in past year

05-Oct-2015 - The UK’s eating and drinking-out market saw a net 1,770 new restaurants open in the past 12 months, up 6.9 per cent on the previous year, according to the new...

Indian summer sees Travelodge report record sales

02-Oct-2015 - Travelodge has reported a record surge in bookings for the first weekend of October as holidaymakers race to enjoy what could be the last of the warm weather.

Employers warn apprenticeship levy could lower quality of training

02-Oct-2015 - A government levy designed to boost the number of apprenticeships on offer could lower the quality of training programmes, employers warned today.

Dandelyan’s Iain Griffiths on building a bar in 24 hours and predicting the next big spirit

02-Oct-2015 - Iain Griffiths is business manager at Mr Lyan, Ryan Chetiyawardana’s bar and drinks company, and bartender at Dandelyan. He is also part of the London team competing in Bacardi Brown...

Alain Ducasse consultancy to advise on Café Rouge food development centre

01-Oct-2015 - Alain Ducasse Education Research & Consulting, the consultancy firm set up by the first chef to own restaurants carrying three Michelin Stars in three cities, is to advise the Casual...

The Hanging Gate: New gastropub from team behind The Lord Clyde

01-Oct-2015 - Cheshire gastropub, The Lord Clyde, has announced a second site: The Hanging Gate in Higher Sutton, Cheshire.

BHA praises TfL over Uber crackdown

01-Oct-2015 - The British Hospitality Association (BHA) has welcomed Transport for London’s (TfL) plans to consult on introducing tougher regulations for ‘sharing economy’ businesses such as Uber.

Chinese visa overhaul could boost visitor numbers by 265k

01-Oct-2015 - An overhaul of the Chinese visa system could boost the boost the number of Chinese tourists to the UK by 265k each year and earn the British economy £337m, according...

Minimum wage rise: Businesses face £20k fine for underpaying staff

01-Oct-2015 - Hospitality businesses have been warned they could face fines of up to £20,000 per employee for failing to pay staff the new national minimum wage rate - which comes in...

Balls & Company announces cocktail bar Company Below

01-Oct-2015 - Gourmet meatball restaurant Balls & Company has announced the launch of Company Below, a brand new speakeasy-style cocktail bar based in the basement of the restaurant.

Vietnamese restaurant FOLD to open on London's Brick Lane

01-Oct-2015 - FOLD a new Vietnamese restaurant and bar which will specialise in serving foldable food and rice paper dishes is set to open on London's Brick Lane later this month. 

Hospitality Openings: September 2015

30-Sep-2015 - September was another busy month for the hospitality sector, with a former Hakkasan chef opening his first restaurant, new sites from Dirty Bones Burger & Lobster, and Hilton launching its first London...

Plans submitted to turn Chesterfield Co-op into hotel and restaurant space

30-Sep-2015 - Plans have been submitted to Chesterfield Borough Council to turn the former Co-op department store in the town into a hotel and leisure space. 

UK hospitality industry to expect influx of Chinese visitors

30-Sep-2015 - The UK’s hospitality and tourism sectors should expect to see an increase in the number of visits from Chinese tourists over the next month as they enter their holiday season,...

Marriott Moxy hotel to open in York

30-Sep-2015 - Marriott International and Vastint Hospitality have secured a site in York for their millennial-targeted Moxy hotel brand.

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