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Queen's Speech 2015: Hospitality industry responds

28-May-2015 - The hospitality industry has welcomed legislation outlined in the Queen’s speech at the state opening of parliament yesterday (27 May).

Meat & Shake eyes expansion after change in direction

28-May-2015 - Meat & Shake, the London-based concept, is eyeing further expansion after securing three new sites and changing its model from burger-led to a more smokehouse-based format, according to BigHospitality's sister publication M&C Allegra Foodservice.

Allan Pickett announces Sanderson hotel restaurant residency

28-May-2015 - Chef Allan Pickett is joining forces with the Sanderson hotel in London’s West End to launch its first ever summer restaurant residency from 5 June.

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.

World's 50 Best Restaurants 2015: 100-51 list announced

26-May-2015 - The World’s 50 Best Restaurants has announced the list of restaurants ranked 51st-100th in 2015, ahead of the annual awards ceremony in London on 1 June.

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).

UK bids to host 2018 European Bocuse d'Or

21-May-2015 - The UK is one of six European countries intending to bid to host the 2018 edition of the Bocuse d'Or Europe. 

Bake Off producers seek professional pastry chefs for new TV series

21-May-2015 - Love Productions, the TV production company behind popular BBC Two series Bake Off are on the look-out for professional pastry chefs and bakers to take part in a new series. 

John Burton-Race's The New Angel restaurant to relocate

21-May-2015 - The New Angel restaurant in Notting Hill, the brainchild of celebrity chef John Burton-Race , is relocating to larger premises.

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 to report a third consecutive year of growth.

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.

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.

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. 

Free guide to running a restaurant now available

19-May-2015 - BigHospitality’s sister publication Restaurant magazine has teamed up an EPoS provider to create a new free all-you-need-to-know guide to running a restaurant.

National Chef of the Year 2016: Semi-finalists revealed

19-May-2015 - The Craft Guild of Chefs has named the 40 chefs who have made the semi-finals of the National Chef of the Year 2016 competition. 

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.