29-Aug-2014 - Yo! Sushi’s new chief executive Vanessa Hall is hoping to take the chain to the next level of growth.
29-Aug-2014 - Customers are more engaged in loyalty programmes for supermarkets than restaurants according to new research from GI Insight that shows only half of people who have joined such schemes are regular users.
29-Aug-2014 - The Restaurant Group (TRG) has reported strong financial results for the first half of 2014, with its Frankie and Bennie, Coast to Coast and Chiquito brands all enjoying significant profit and revenue growth.
29-Aug-2014 - American burger chain Five Guys will open its second Scottish site in Glasgow later this year.
28-Aug-2014 - New ‘modern British meat’ concept Featherblade will be setting up in the Star of Bethnal Green pub from September to January.
28-Aug-2014 - Business groups have called for government action after a new report showed lending to small and medium-sized firms (SME’s) such as restaurants, hotels and bars continued to fall in the second quarter of the year.
28-Aug-2014 - The team behind Birmingham restaurants Opus at Cornwall Street and Café Opus at Ikon will be opening Opus Bar in the city’s Colmore Business District in November.
28-Aug-2014 - Mexican chain Chilango has closed its crowdfunded Burrito Bond after collecting £2.16m of investment – over twice its original goal of £1m.
28-Aug-2014 - Hospitality SMEs have been told not to defer implementation of the pension changes coming into force next year, as the process can be unexpectedly lengthy.
28-Aug-2014 - The Bulgarian-born executive chef of the recently opened Shangri-La at The Shard oversees all food and wine at the luxurious – and somewhat elevated - London hotel.
27-Aug-2014 - Our latest round of up of the hottest hospitality openings includes exotic burger joint BOBO Social, Marco Pierre White's new Steakhouse Bar & Grill in Glasgow, the largest CAU so far in Bristol and Flying Butlers' new serviced townhouses in Marble Arch.
27-Aug-2014 - Martin Williams, who stepped down as managing director of Gaucho earlier this year, has secured the first site for his new restaurant and bar venture M in the heart of the City of London.
27-Aug-2014 - The Chicago Rib Shack has launched a new site in Clapham as part of its new neighbourhood format and has plans for further expansion in the next year.
27-Aug-2014 - The restaurants scored a 10 out of 10 in Waitrose’s yearly publication – the first time in 15 years that three restaurants got the top mark.
26-Aug-2014 - Bang Bang Canteen, which claims to be the first ever ‘Noodle Noir’ restaurant, will be opening in London this September.
26-Aug-2014 - A new steak and lobster concept called Bourgee is launching in Essex with views to expand across the rest of the UK.
26-Aug-2014 - The cost of implementation of the new EU allergen regulations coming into force on 13 December could reach £200m a year for food businesses, according to the British Hospitality Association (BHA).
22-Aug-2014 - It’s the time of year that the hospitality industry starts putting together its festive plans for Christmas, with a number of bigger venues already taking bookings. BigHospitality is starting our special feature on planning for Christmas with a look at what venues can do to make themselves stand out this festive season, and how they can get the customers in.
22-Aug-2014 - Tom Conran’s Notting Hill pop-up New Tom’s is launching New Tom’s Bar & Bistro, which will open in September on the former site of Tom's Deli.
22-Aug-2014 - Melbournes, which operated on a BYO model in Bristol for over a decade before being sold in 2000, is reopening in a different location on 10 September.
22-Aug-2014 - The British Hospitality Association (BHA) has partnered with the European tourism association (ETOA) to promote the merits of UK tourism to international visitors.
22-Aug-2014 - French chef Albert Roux is to open another restaurant at a Scottish hotel in a deal with luxury Borders property the Roxburghe Hotel & Golf Course.
22-Aug-2014 - Bunnychow is opening its first permanent venue on Wardour Street after the success of its food truck and Boxpark Shoreditch pop-up.
22-Aug-2014 - Eric Partaker is the co-founder of Chilango, the Mexican chain that has raised £1.8m via a mini-bond hosted on crowdfunding platform Crowdcube. He talks to BigHospitality about the success of this initiative and why crowdfunding is a great alternative to traditional financing.
21-Aug-2014 - Soho Indian restaurant Carom is putting the focus on small plate in its newly-refurbished Wardour Street venue.