25-Nov-2015 - The Autumn Statement brought good news for the hospitality sector with a slashing of business rates, but failed to mention a cut in tourism VAT.
25-Nov-2015 - The hospitality industry welcomed small reforms outlined in the Autumn Statement but criticised the Government for failing to implement ‘real and meaningful change’.
25-Nov-2015 - Restaurants and hotels are set to cash in on this year’s Black Friday madness, with UK shoppers expected to spend £3.49bn over the four-day period.
25-Nov-2015 - TGI Fridays has become the first UK restaurant to serve customers a virtual reality experience using wearable tech.
25-Nov-2015 - With our spotlight firmly on service and front of house we asked the finalists of the 2015 Gold Service Scholarship for their best tips for delivering great service.
25-Nov-2015 - Food Service Management (FSM) companies are leading the way in offering healthier meals outside of the home, a report by the British Hospitality Association (BHA) has shown.
24-Nov-2015 - BigHospitality rounds up a number of appointments across the hospitality sector including the arrival of a management team for Oxford’s first Hilton, The Robert Parker Collection and El Gato Negro.
24-Nov-2015 - JD Wetherspoon’s and Pret A Manger have topped the Food Standards Agency’s (FSA) hygiene ratings of the largest 20 high street brands.
24-Nov-2015 - Mitchells & Butlers has warned that customers could see a hike in prices as the company faces rising costs from the National Living Wage (NLW).
24-Nov-2015 - Marco Pierre White's 11th Marco's New York Italian restaurant will open its doors within the Mercure London Bridge hotel next month.
23-Nov-2015 - Britain’s tourism industry has welcomed a record number of international visitors this year driven by a surge of interest from the Chinese market.
23-Nov-2015 - Steak of the Art, the steak restaurant and art gallery concept is opening its third site in Southampton next year.
23-Nov-2015 - Adam Newth, formerly head chef at Castlehill Restaurant in Dundee and The Seafood Restaurant in St Andrews, is opening his own restaurant - The Tayberry at Broughty Ferry in Dundee.
23-Nov-2015 - The Big Issue has partnered with a new coffee chain to train homeless people as baristas around London.
23-Nov-2015 - McDonald's UK chief executive Paul Pomroy has been confirmed as a guest speaker at the 2016 Food to Go Conference.
23-Nov-2015 - Debbie Lakin, senior designer at commercial interiors company Hunter Patel Creative Group, offers her top tips to making your hotel, restaurant or pub look suitably festive this Christmas.
20-Nov-2015 - Hen – the ethically-sourced Brighton chicken restaurant – has launched a crowdfunding campaign to open a series of London sites.
20-Nov-2015 - The Association of Licensed Multiple Retailers (ALMR) has welcomed the rejection of plans to force all EU restaurants to pay for official food inspections.
19-Nov-2015 - App-based restaurant Eatfirst has secured an $8m investment in its bid to become ‘the largest online restaurant across the globe by 2018’.
18-Nov-2015 - More than half of the UK’s largest restaurant chains are serving seafood from overfished areas or failing to be transparent about the origins of their fish and shellfish, new research has found.
18-Nov-2015 - British restaurants are gearing up for bumper Thanksgiving sales as data from OpenTable demonstrates a significant boost in people dining out to celebrate the holiday over the past five years.
18-Nov-2015 - Over the next few weeks BigHospitality will be putting the spotlight on service and placing the professionals working front-of-house centre stage. Here’s why.
17-Nov-2015 - Loose leaf tea and crumpet concept Good & Proper Tea is set to open its first permanent site in London’s Shoreditch next week with the hope it will help establish the tea bar on the UK’s high streets.
17-Nov-2015 - Hospitality operators have been urged to show solidarity with colleagues in France by supporting the Tous Au Bistrot campaign.
16-Nov-2015 - Chefs Kevin McFadden, James Whetlor and Rosie Sykes have donated recipes to Farm Africa's #GivingTuesday campaign to help raise funds for the charity's urban veg garden appeal.