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Supernatural to roll out juice bars across London

22-Jul-2016 - Juice and smoothie bar Supernatural has announced plans to roll out further sites in London.

The Harilela Group to launch new hotel brand The Hari in London

21-Jul-2016 - Hong Kong-based hotel company The Harilela Group is set to unveil its new global travel hotel brand - The Hari - in London's Belgravia next month. 

Westminster Kingsway students to work at El Celler de Can Roca's London pop-up

21-Jul-2016 - Ten students from Westminster Kingsway College are being given the chance to work with the Roca brothers at their pop-up at the Café Royal in London this summer. ...

Pubs codes introduction signals 'end of period of uncertainty'

21-Jul-2016 - Three new voluntary codes of practice for pubs have been welcomed by industry bodies on the day new statutory regulation of the UK’s larger pub companies comes into force. ...

Starbucks debuts express store for London commuters

21-Jul-2016 - Starbucks has launched a new express store in London to cater to time-pressed commuters.

People On The Move In Hospitality: July 2016

21-Jul-2016 - This month's round up includes many group appointments, with a range of new positions announced at The Devonshire Arms, at Mercure Hotels, and Exclusive Hotels and Venues. Other top roles...

M Restaurants launches ‘post-Brexit’ M Social and postpones third M

20-Jul-2016 - The M Restaurants group is to launch M Social, a new brand aiming for the districts in and around London, in what it has called a ‘reaction’ to the ‘post-Brexit...

Next generation Harry Ramsden's opens at Blackpool Tower

20-Jul-2016 - One of the 'next generation' Harry Ramsden's restaurants featuring a rotisserie, gin and craft beer bars and smoothie stations is opening at Blackpool Tower. 

Independent hoteliers ‘increasingly dependent’ on OTAs to drive bookings

20-Jul-2016 - Independent hoteliers are increasingly dependent on online travel agents (OTAs) to drive bookings with a quarter being made through these channels, a report has found. 

First Look: Adam Handling’s The Frog

20-Jul-2016 - Adam Handling, the 27-year-old chef previously at his eponymous restaurant at Caxton at London’s St Ermin’s Hotel, has launched his first genuinely solo venture, The Frog, in London’s Shoreditch....

Hospitality paying staff more than NLW survey finds

19-Jul-2016 - The hospitality industry is paying workers over 25 an average of 27p above the National Living Wage (NLW) a wage survey has reveal

YOTEL splits business into two brands ahead of expansion

19-Jul-2016 - Tech-led hotel brand YOTEL is splitting its business into two brands – YOTEL Airport and YOTEL City – as it forges ahead with plans to expand to 50 sites worldwide by 2020. 

Four ways Pokemon Go can boost restaurant sales

19-Jul-2016 - Pokemon Go has taken the UK by storm, and savvy bars and restaurants are already using the game to boost sales.

Camm & Hooper to open six-storey Soho restaurant, bar and events space

19-Jul-2016 - Event and hospitality group Camm & Hooper has taken on town house building in London's Soho which it plans to turn into a restaurant, bar and events space. 

Martha Ortiz to open restaurant at InterContinental Park Lane

19-Jul-2016 - Mexican chef Martha Ortiz has announced plans to open a restaurant at the InterContinental London Park Lane next year. 

Starwood to take over Edinburgh's controversial 'ribbon' hotel

19-Jul-2016 - Starwood Hotels & Resorts is to launch its second W Hotel in the UK in Edinburgh’s controversial ‘ribbon’ development.

Enterprise Inns and Marylebone Leisure Group create new Marmalade Pub Co

19-Jul-2016 - Enterprise Inns and the Marylebone Leisure Group (MLG) have teamed up to launch new venture, the Marmalade Pub Company.

Deliveroo launches scheme to deliver alcohol within 20 minutes

19-Jul-2016 - Online restaurant delivery company Deliveroo has today launched an alcohol delivery service, in partnership with brands such as BrewDog and Majestic Wines.

L'orchidee launches £200k crowdfunding campaign

18-Jul-2016 - Two former catering staff at a top London hotel have launched a crowdfunding campaign to open a series of grab-and-go patisseries nationwide.

Hard Rock International signs Glasgow hotel deal amid wider UK plans

18-Jul-2016 - Hard Rock International has signed a deal for a new hotel site in Glasgow, it has confirmed, soon after announcing plans to convert London’s 900-bedroom The Cumberland hotel by 2018.

Wilson Vale wins Conference Aston catering contract

18-Jul-2016 - Independent contract caterer Wilson Vale has won a three-year contract to provide catering services for Conference Aston in Birmingham. 

Street food traders to take space at Glasgow's Buchanan Galleries

18-Jul-2016 - Street food trading platform StreetDots has teamed up with Land Securities to run a street food project within the Buchanan Galleries shopping centre in Glasgow. 

Charlotte's Group founder Alex Wrethman on how he built his growing business

18-Jul-2016 - It might only operate three London sites, but Charlotte’s Group is proving to be one of the capital’s most progressive restaurant operations thanks to its forward-thinking, young owner Alex Wrethman. ...

TripAdvisor CEO denies the site is full of 'fakes and idiots'

15-Jul-2016 - TripAdvisor CEO Steven Kaufer has hit back at critics of his site by defending its policies and users. 

Ten finalists of Young National Chef of the Year 2017 named

15-Jul-2016 - The ten finalists in the 2017 Young National Chef of the Year (YNCOTY) contest have been confirmed, after chefs Ruth Hansom and Arthur Bridgeman-Quin won their heats.