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Business profile: Five Guys

10-Nov-2014 - A year or so on from landing on British soil, US burger phenomenon Five Guys is on the cusp of becoming a national player. UK managing director John Eckbert and director of operations Marcel Khan discuss the past 12 months and the group’s future.

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Burger King launches mobile app in UK

07-Nov-2014 - Burger King has launched its mobile app in the UK just days after it emerged the fast food chain will offer mobile payment in US restaurants as early as next year.

Thornton Hall names Matt Worswick executive chef

07-Nov-2014 - Michelin-starred chef Matt Worswick has been appointed executive chef of Thornton Hall.

Bill's wins Operator of the year at R200 Awards 2014

07-Nov-2014 - Casual all-day dining concept Bill’s was named Best Overall Restaurant Operator at the 2014 R200 Awards in Shoreditch last night.

Domino's and PizzaExpress lead Youth100 list

07-Nov-2014 - Domino’s Pizza has topped the fast food and restaurant category in this year’s Youth 100 List: which highlights the UK’s top brands according to 18-24 year olds.

Chefs join forces for Action Against Hunger

06-Nov-2014 - Chefs Angela Hartnett, Nathan Outlaw, Simon Rogan and Gizzi Erskine will join forces with artist Tracy Emin in support of Action Against Hunger’s annual fine wine auction and dinner next weekend.

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World Chocolate Masters 2015: UK finalists named

06-Nov-2014 - Cacao Barry has named the four chefs that will battle it out for the chance to represent the UK at the 2015 World Chocolate Masters.

Gold Service Scholarship 2015: 29 contestants through to regional finals

06-Nov-2014 - The Gold Service Scholarship 2015 has selected 29 regional front-of-house finalists who will compete to win a year’s worth of mentoring in the industry. 

FSA urges consumers to check food hygiene ratings this Christmas

06-Nov-2014 - The Food Standards Agency (FSA) is using the festive period to boost public awareness about food hygiene ratings after research revealed that four in ten UK diners never check the ratings of restaurants they eat in.

Phil Howard and Michael Caines to headline at Royal Ascot 2015

05-Nov-2014 - Michelin-starred chefs Philip Howard and Michael Caines have been announced as headliners for the fine dining offer at Royal Ascot in 2015.

Cereal Killer Café comes to London

05-Nov-2014 - The UK’s first cereal café will open in London’s Shoreditch in December.

Cost saving remains biggest draw for loyalty scheme users

05-Nov-2014 - The majority of consumers that sign up to loyalty schemes are drawn to cost savings, as opposed to location or mobile accessibility of offers, according to data marketing firm GI Insight.

New venture for The Dairy chef Robin Gill

05-Nov-2014 - Chef Robin Gill has told BigHospitality's sister magazine M&C Report that an open pastry kitchen will be the focal point of his new venture, The Manor.

Restaurant magazine: Skye’s the limit

04-Nov-2014 - Skye Gyngell is back with unmistakably feminine restaurant Spring at London’s iconic Somerset House, writes Joe Lutrario in the November issue of Restaurant magazine, out today(5 November).

Farm Frites Development Chef Club

Scott Hallsworth: Kombu marinated salmon sashimi

04-Nov-2014 - In the first of our videos from the Farm Frites Development Chef Food Forum, Scott Hallsworth of Kurobuta creates kombu marinated salmon sashimi while discussing Japanese food and techniques with Restaurant magazine editor Stefan Chomka.

Kitchenette opens London restaurant

04-Nov-2014 - Food business 'incubator’ Kitchenette has launched a restaurant in Ladbroke Grove which will act as a host for a series of pop-ups.

Gallery: KFC unveils new restaurant design

04-Nov-2014 - KFC has today unveiled a radical redesign of its Bracknell restaurant, which it claims shows the ‘future of interior design’ for the brand.

Hospitality jobs fall short of Living Wage

04-Nov-2014 - Hospitality jobs are some of the lowest paid in the UK, with the majority of bar staff, waiting staff and kitchen assistants currently earning less than the Living Wage, according to new research from KPMG.

Make the most of the slow-cooking trend, urges EBLEX

04-Nov-2014 - The English Beef and Lamb Executive (EBLEX) is urging foodservice operators to surf on the slow-cooking trend and maximise meat value in its latest Focus on Foodservice report.

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Moral Fox serves up southern fried chicken in West London

04-Nov-2014 - A new southern fried chicken joint, Moral Fox, will open on the site of the former Globe nightclub in West London today.

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Roux Scholarship 2015 now open for entries

03-Nov-2014 - The 2015 Roux Scholarship competition is now open, giving chefs to win the opportunity to work at a three Michelin-starred restaurant anywhere in the world.

The Bristologist to launch next week

03-Nov-2014 - Bristol will welcome a new cocktail bar and restaurant called The Bristologist on 10 November.

Ramsay explores sale of stake in restaurant business

03-Nov-2014 - High-profile chef Gordon Ramsay is lining up a sale of a 50 per cent stake in his restaurant business, which could value it at up to £80m, according to the Sunday Times.

Industry warns against calorie labelling on alcohol

03-Nov-2014 - The licensed trade has warned that displaying calorie labels on alcohol in pubs and bars could encourage people to skip food in favour of booze.

Hospitality openings: October 2014

31-Oct-2014 - Our latest roundup of the hottest openings in hospitality include Skye Gingell's first solo venture Spring, Des McDonald's Le Chalet, Peruvian restaurants Pachamama and Senor Ceviche, as well as the Crescent Turner hotel in Whitstable.