22-Aug-2012 - Self-service and multi-cuisine buffet restaurants are big - in size but also current popularity. However in terms of covers none is bigger than Za Za Bazaar in Bristol and BigHospitality took a behind the scenes look at the operation for a special video report.
21-Aug-2012 - Two-Michelin-starred chef Nathan Outlaw is set to open his first standalone restaurant, Outlaw’s Fish Kitchen, in the coastal town of Looe in Cornwall, BigHospitality can reveal.
21-Aug-2012 - Ember Inns has become the latest pub brand to offer takeaway food after Mitchells & Butlers (M&B) announced it would be offering the service at its Ember Inns and Ember Pub & Dining venues.
21-Aug-2012 - The spotlight is to be placed heavily on British street food this autumn, with awards celebrating the new wave of street food vendors being followed by a special focus at this year’s Restaurant Show.
20-Aug-2012 - The Perkin Reveller, a modern day dining hall and bar adjoining the walls of the Tower of London, is set to open next month.
20-Aug-2012 - Jamie Barber has revealed his Cabana restaurant in Westfield Stratford served more than 10,000 covers in the last week of the Olympics and he expects the Games to have a longer-lasting impact on businesses in the area.
20-Aug-2012 - With competition in the hospitality industry continuing to intensify, many businesses are turning to popular culture as a base for running themed evenings and events. BigHospitality has evaluated the effectiveness of a BAFTA art exhibition at Quaglino’s restaurant and a Tango dance class at the Waldorf Hilton hotel.
20-Aug-2012 - Carlson, which owns the Radisson and T.G.I. Friday's brands, has announced its president and chief executive Hubert Joly has resigned with immediate effect and will be replaced with Trudy Rautio.
20-Aug-2012 - The catering industry is at risk of purchasing unsafe, poor quality or illegal seafood if they do not check it has come from a reputable supplier, government bodies have warned.
20-Aug-2012 - This year's HOSPACE will aim to show professionals in the industry how they can build a positive future through 'adopting a balanced and innovative approach to investment in people, management practices and systems'
17-Aug-2012 - Conveyor belt sushi chain YO! Sushi has this week opened its 64th UK restaurant at Gatwick Airport, following on from the opening of a site at Waterloo Station and the re-opening of an airside venue at Heathrow’s Terminal 3.
17-Aug-2012 - Restaurants, hotels and pubs across the UK are being urged to enter a mystery diner competition to be in with a chance of taking the title of ‘Best British Roast Dinner’.
17-Aug-2012 - Danish steak restaurant chain MASH is set to open its largest restaurant to date at a site in Soho as the group's owners reveal London's 'extremely exciting' dining scene helped it beat Stockholm and Hamburg to host the first venue for the concept outside Denmark.
17-Aug-2012 - Hospitality equipment manufacturer Mitchell & Cooper has launched a range of burn guard kitchen gloves which are designed to provide protection from hot and cold burns as well as cuts.
17-Aug-2012 - Founder of the Union Square Hospitality Group (USHG), which includes Gramercy Tavern, Blue Smoke and Shake Shack among its number, legendary New York restaurateur Danny Meyer also penned the seminal book on hospitality, Setting the Table.
16-Aug-2012 - Isaac McHale, one half of The Young Turks chef collective, is preparing to jointly launch a set-menu restaurant in Shoreditch Town Hall, financed in part by 'crowdfunding' with the aim of opening two more sites for investors to benefit from.
16-Aug-2012 - Ex-Roganic head chef Ben Spalding is to take up a six month residency at pub company Five Eight Zero's Islington venue Keston Lodge.
16-Aug-2012 - Beechdean Farmhouse Dairy has expanded its range of ice cream available for the foodservice trade with the introduction of two 'retro' flavours - Eton Mess and Peach Melba.
15-Aug-2012 - Fast-casual noodle chain Wagamama has secured four new restaurants in the UK, less than two weeks after it appointed Steve Easterbrook as its new chief executive.
15-Aug-2012 - Maze London, Gordon Ramsay Holdings' (GRH) French Asian restaurant, is to add a sushi bar to the restaurant next month.
15-Aug-2012 - Catering manufacturer Dynamic has extended its range of stick blenders with two products with longer shafts or mixer attachments that increase the length beyond the industry standard.
15-Aug-2012 - Vingt-Quatre, the 24-hour café and diner on London’s Fulham Road, has re-opened as ‘VQ’ following an extensive refurbishment and the business is now set to expand in the capital and other major cities.
15-Aug-2012 - Experienced north west restaurateur Jaf Siddiqi has promised his latest venture, premium Indian restaurant Malai, will help bring back the authenticity of the famous 'Curry Mile' area of south Manchester.
15-Aug-2012 - The week running up to the Opening Ceremony of the London 2012 Olympics was the worst performing week of July for the UK’s leading restaurant, pub and bar groups, pushing an otherwise generally flat period into negative territory.
14-Aug-2012 - Hospitality charity Springboard is calling for entries to its 10th annual Awards for Excellence which celebrates and rewards those promoting careers and talent in the hospitality industry.