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The top 5 stories in hospitality this week 18/07 - 22/07

22-Jul-2016 - What were some of the top stories in hospitality this week? Here's our pick.

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.

BIRD lands fourth London site

22-Jul-2016 - Fried chicken specialist BIRD is spreading its wings to open a fourth site in London’s Westfield Stratford City shopping centre.

Casa Brasil announces expansion plans

22-Jul-2016 - Brazilian all-you-can-eat restaurant Casa Brasil has launched its first site in Brighton and revealed plans to open a fifth venue later this year.

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. 

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.

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 landscape’.

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. 

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

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. 

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. 

£1m Indian restaurant to open in Hull

15-Jul-2016 - A £1m Indian restaurant with a top London chef is to open in Hull’s Fruit Market later this year.

The top 5 stories in hospitality this week 11/07 - 15/07

15-Jul-2016 - What were some of the top stories in hospitality this week? Here's our pick.

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. 

BHA welcomes new culture secretary appointment

15-Jul-2016 - The British Hospitality Association (BHA) has welcomed the news that Karen Bradley, the daughter of a pub and hotel owner, is to take over from John Whittingdale as culture secretary.

SMALL TALK

David Eyre on 15 years at Eyre Brothers and Shoreditch's restaurant scene

15-Jul-2016 - David Eyre's Shoreditch restaurant Eyre Brothers celebrates its 15th anniversary this year. The 55-year-old chef talks about the evolution of Shoreditch, perceptions of Portuguese food and why you'll still find him in the kitchen. 

Happiness Forgets owner to push ahead with expansion following Petit Pois restaurant opening

14-Jul-2016 - Alastair Burgess, the owner of bars Happiness Forgets and Original Sin has ramped up plans to expand his business following the successful opening of his first restaurant Petit Pois bistro.