19-Jul-2012 - The Government is urging restaurants to more widely adopt country of origin labelling and has said many caterers are still not providing enough information on the provenance of their food.
18-Jul-2012 - Wagamama and Hakkasan founder Alan Yau is set to launch Naamyaa, a sister restaurant brand to Busaba Eathai with a more approachable, all-day focused Thai dining style, this autumn in London.
18-Jul-2012 - San Carlo is preparing to open its second restaurant in London, the first outside Manchester for the tapas-style concept Cicchetti, and has said it is hoping to open more sites in the capital under the brand.
18-Jul-2012 - Carluccio’s is on-track to reach its target of 100 UK sites by 2015 and plans to double the number of restaurants it operates overseas in the same period, its chief executive Simon Kossoff has said.
18-Jul-2012 - UK-based coffee machine and equipment supplier Teknomat has introduced a compact two group espresso coffee machine to its Synchro range.
18-Jul-2012 - PING, a new kitchen, bar and Ping-Pong venue, is set to open in Earls Court Road next month.
18-Jul-2012 - UK restaurants and pubs saw like-for-like sales edge up 1.3 per cent last month, but a combination of the unusually cold and wet weather, Euro 2012 and the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee brought contrasting prosperities for the sector.
18-Jul-2012 - With the popularity for local produce and diner demand for provenance information showing no sign of slowing down, Renaissance Pubs has solved the problem of developing closer links and relationships with suppliers by investing in their own farm.
17-Jul-2012 - EPoS designer and manufacturer Bleep UK has teamed up with hospitality touch screen manufacturer Conceptic Touch UK to launch eMenu, an interactive touch screen menu and ordering app designed to replace traditional paper menus in restaurants.
17-Jul-2012 - Tax stamps on every bottle or can of beer would be 'extremely problematic' and the case for it is 'premature' when tax fraud enforcement options remain open to HMRC, according to a panel of MPs who reported to the Government yesterday.
16-Jul-2012 - Pizza Express, Wagamama and La Tasca are among the high street restaurant chains who have been voted best choices for healthy eaters by health food magazine Healthy Food Guide.
16-Jul-2012 - Riverside Vegetaria in Kingston upon Thames has been named as the best vegetarian restaurant in the capital after topping a vote organised by Ethical Eats, the London Food Link network of restaurants which is part of Sustain.
16-Jul-2012 - In our new look Ideas from your Peers column, we evaluate the effectiveness of one of Whitbread’s marketing campaigns, The Reward Club, which it has been using to promote its Beefeater brand for the last four months and question if it is a worthwhile alternative to discounting in terms of bringing in more trade.
16-Jul-2012 - The continued growth and success of multi-cuisine buffet restaurants shows no sign of abating as another operator, Tops, enters the fray with a new restaurant in Manchester and two more sites planned.
13-Jul-2012 - Belgian national Pepijn van den Abeele has been manager of London burlesque club and cocktail bar, Volupté since November 2011. He worked in a variety of jobs in hospitality in Belgium before moving to London in 2006 to take up the role of manager at Caribbean restaurant Cottons.
13-Jul-2012 - Annabel Smith, one of the first two women to receive official beer sommelier accreditation from the Institute of Brewing & Distilling (IBD) Beer Academy, has told BigHospitality changing glassware can significantly change the attitudes of women to beer.
13-Jul-2012 - The man behind Horsham restaurant Wabi says he believes he has created a brand that can rival established Japanese restaurant operators such as Nobu and Roka as he unveils plans to open a restaurant in London's Lincoln's Inn Fields this autumn.
13-Jul-2012 - American restaurant chain T.G.I. Friday's has joined businesses in the hospitality industry calling for a reduction in VAT by signing up to membership of Jacques Borel's VAT Club.
13-Jul-2012 - The issue of customer’s booking tables and not showing up has plagued the restaurant industry for years, but now bookingrid.com, a new marketing platform for restaurants which uses a demand-led pricing model, believes it has finally found a solution.
13-Jul-2012 - The Cambro Camcart, a heated, portable food transporter first launched in the US by food tray, shelving and storage manufacturer Cambro, has now been launched in the UK by Imperial Catering Equipment.
11-Jul-2012 - The UK franchisee of the Italian restaurant chain Francesca has revealed there are plans to open one or two more restaurants in London this year ahead of further expansion and franchise plans for the business.
11-Jul-2012 - Nicolas Bouhelier, one of the team of pastry chefs representing the UK in the prestigious Coupe du Monde de la Pâtisserie, has said the competition can help pastry chefs in the UK become as respected as their European counterparts.
11-Jul-2012 - More than a third (37 per cent) of London-based businesses, including restaurants, hotels, and pubs, have said they will stockpile non-perishable goods in preparation for the London 2012 Olympics to help reduce deliveries made during the Games.
11-Jul-2012 - A joint initiative between Business in the Community (BitC), the British Hospitality Association (BHA) and Springboard today brought together an array of hospitality industry leaders with young people to stimulate a dialogue on employability skills, work experience and apprenticeships.
11-Jul-2012 - Raymond Blanc has called for the industry to 'embrace good strong ethics' as he takes up the post of president of the Sustainable Restaurant Association (SRA).