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Drake & Morgan to expand in London

24-Jan-2017 - Bar and restaurant group Drake & Morgan has acquired two further sites in London, set to open this autumn.

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How a restaurant brand can retain personality as the business grows

23-Jan-2017 - Growing a brand and opening multiple sites is the aim of many restaurant operators, but how do you hold onto the essence of the original as your empire grows? Helene Mills of Pragma gives her top tips. 

The top 5 stories in hospitality this week 16/01 - 20/01

20-Jan-2017 - What were some of the top stories in hospitality this week? Here's our pick.

Wine industry launches push for duty cut

20-Jan-2017 - The Wine and Spirit Trade Association (WSTA) is stepping up its efforts to encourage the Chancellor to reduce wine duty this year.

Restaurant chains' sustainable fish use rises but diners still unsure

20-Jan-2017 - High street restaurant chains have been commended for their increasing use of sustainable fish and seafood, but still need to increase information given to diners, a new report has concluded.

Deliveroo launches subscription service

20-Jan-2017 - Deliveroo, the online restaurant delivery service, has launched a subscription service aimed at regular users.

New appointments at British Tourist Authority and VisitEngland

19-Jan-2017 - Culture secretary Karen Bradley MP has appointed new chairs of the British Tourist Authority and VisitEngland.

Karaoke bar Lucky Voice shapes up F&B, seeks London expansion

19-Jan-2017 - Karaoke bar Lucky Voice has announced plans to open a third site in London as it shapes up its F&B offer and adds more languages to its playlist. 

Chain restaurants and pubs given festive uplift

19-Jan-2017 - Like-for-like sales across 34 of the UK's largest restaurant and pub groups rose 2 per cent over the last festive season figures from the Coffer Peach Business Tracker have shown. 

Urban Leisure Group to open 70s-inspired bar Bobby Fitzpatrick

18-Jan-2017 - Urban Leisure Group, operator of London bars Coin Laundry and Alice House, is to open a 70s-inspired bar in West Hampstead this week. 

Industry to Theresa May: make immigration system flexible

18-Jan-2017 - Tourism trade association UKinbound is urging Prime Minister Theresa May to create an immigration system that is ‘flexible’ to the needs of the UK’s hospitality and tourism sectors as well as create ‘the best possible trading environment for goods and services’ to help safeguard the industry’s future.

Roux Scholarship 2017: Anne-Sophie Pic named honorary president of judges

18-Jan-2017 - Chef Anne-Sophie Pic has been named honorary president of judges for the Roux Scholarship 2017. 

Tickets available for 2017 hospitality Summit

17-Jan-2017 - Some of the industry’s key leaders will gather in London this summer to debate the sector’s future at the annual hospitality and tourism Summit.

Banishing Blue Monday: 10 of the best

16-Jan-2017 - Whether you’re feeling the blues this Monday or firmly believe it’s a made-up concept designed to capitalise on our waning New Years’ Resolutions, there’s no denying Blue Monday is making its mark in hospitality today.

New York food waste pop-up WastED to launch at Selfridges

16-Jan-2017 - WastED, a New York-based pop-up focusing on food waste from chef Dan Barber, is to open at London’s Selfridges department store this February.

The top 5 stories in hospitality this week 09/01 - 13/01

13-Jan-2017 - What were some of the top stories in hospitality this week? Here's our pick.

Casual Dining Group creates two new brands for new Jersey Airport contract

13-Jan-2017 - The Casual Dining Group (CDG) is to create two new brands in its portfolio after landing the contract to run all food and beverage concessions at Jersey Airport.

Industry warns against regional tourism taxes

13-Jan-2017 - Proposals to introduce a ‘tourist tax’ in Bath have met with strong criticism from the hospitality industry.

More than half of consumers seek greater choice of soft drinks in pubs and bars

12-Jan-2017 - Pubs and bars should do more to promote their non-alcoholic drinks, say 55 per cent of consumers with more than a quarter saying they struggle to know what to order at the bar when not drinking alcohol. 

Hospitality: Proposed £1,000 fee for EU workers 'very worrying'

12-Jan-2017 - The industry has called proposals to charge British employers £1,000 for every worker they employ from the European Union following Brexit, 'very worrying' with concerns the move will add huge costs to restaurants, hotels and pubs. 

Chef Daniel Boulud to make personal appearance at Harrods pop-up

12-Jan-2017 - New-York-based, two-Michelin-starred French chef Daniel Boulud has confirmed he is to make a personal appearance in the kitchen at his first ever Bar Boulud pop-up at Harrods department store this month.

Frontier Pubs to open two London sites as part of wider expansion

11-Jan-2017 - The Frontier Pubs group is to open two new London sites in the next few months, with the Rose & Crown in Tooting Bec, and The Lion in Stoke Newington.

Bitters n' Twisted expands Bodega Cantina brand to Derby

11-Jan-2017 - Bar and restaurant operator Bitters n' Twisted is to open its fourth site under its Bodega Cantina brand in Derby due to its ongoing success in other locations. 

Government reveals 10 most bizarre excuses for not paying minimum wage

11-Jan-2017 - The 10 most bizarre excuses for not paying staff minimum wage have been revealed by the Government, as it launches a £1.7m campaign to ensure workers know how much they should be paid.

Entries open for Royal Academy of Culinary Arts Awards 2017

10-Jan-2017 - The Royal Academy of Culinary Arts is now accepting entries for its Annual Awards of Excellence (AAE) 2017.