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CAU to launch Liverpool venue

30-Jul-2014 - CAU, the casual dining restaurant concept, will make its debut in the north west, in Liverpool, in the first quarter of next year, BigHospitality's sister publication M&C Report has learnt.

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Chefs tackle hunger in charity football tournament

30-Jul-2014 - Sixteen teams from the restaurant industry managed to raise over £2,700 for Farm Africa through a football tournament last Sunday in Birmingham.

Edwardian Group London opens fish and chip shop in Leicester Square

30-Jul-2014 - Luxury hospitality group the Edwardian Group London has launched a new fish and chips restaurant concept, Great British Fish Co., next to its hotel in London’s Leicester Square. 

Sector’s GDP contribution drops due to lack of funding

30-Jul-2014 - The hospitality sector’s contribution to Britain’s GDP dropped 0.2 per cent (£1.5bn) between 2007 and 2013, partly due to the lack of bank funding for SMEs, according to a report by Boost Capital.

New restaurant Fish Eatery to open in Edinburgh

30-Jul-2014 - Following the success of his restaurant Steak at Picardy Place in Edinburgh, executive head chef Jason Wright is opening his second restaurant Fish Eatery right next door. 

Hospitality openings: July 2014

30-Jul-2014 - Our latest round of up of the hottest hospitality openings includes Dev Biswal's new Ambrette in Canterbury, Wahaca's latest fast-casual concept DF/Mexico, Virgilio Martinez's second Peruvian venue Lima Floral, Hawksmoor's fifth site in Knightsbridge and the new-look Glazebrook House hotel in Devon.

Matthew Fort to advise on food and drink at St Pancras International

30-Jul-2014 - British food critic and writer Matthew Fort has been appointed as food curator of London railway station, St Pancras International.

Chilango hits Burrito Bond target before deadline

30-Jul-2014 - Mexican chain Chilango has surpassed its £1mn crowdfunding target over a week before its deadline.

Simple steps restaurants can take to cut salt

29-Jul-2014 - Restaurants have been urged to commit to the Department of Health’s (DoH) salt reduction targets after the Local Government Association (LGA) revealed that only Jamie’s Italian and Subway have signed up since the scheme was launched five months ago.

Eating out up 4%

29-Jul-2014 - Consumers ate out more often this past June than in the same month in 2013, according to a YouGov survey commissioned by Horizons.

Spiaggia beach-themed Italian restaurant comes to Fulham

29-Jul-2014 - Casual dining concept Spiaggia (‘beach’ in Italian) will be opening in London’s Fulham Broadway in late September.

The Zetter Group to share profits with staff

28-Jul-2014 - The Zetter Group has announced a profit sharing scheme for staff – believed to be the first of its kind in the UK hospitality sector.

Infographic: Menu trends 2014

28-Jul-2014 - Chicken dishes and gluten-free labelling are on the rise, while healthy options and calorie information remain limited. And while 76 per cent of casual dining venues still use classic starter/main/dessert segmentation, the growing popularity of small plates is set to shake up menu trends this year.

Rosa’s secures expansion fund and new sites

28-Jul-2014 - Rosa’s, the London-based Thai café concept led by Alex Moore, has secured £500k of new funding and two new sites in Chelsea and Angel as it looks to grow from four to 10 London restaurants by the end of 2017, BigHospitality's sister publication M&C Report has reported.

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Nathan Outlaw headlines Great Cornish Food Festival

28-Jul-2014 - Cornwall’s popular food festival has undergone a re-launch for its eleventh year and will be taking place on 26 to 28 September in Truro, headlined by chef Nathan Outlaw.

Kipferl raises £125K through crowdfunding and is set to expand

25-Jul-2014 - London’s Austrian coffee house and restaurant concept Kipferl raised £125K through crowdfunding platform CrowdBnk in less than three hours, leaving it set to open its second site in the capital.

Allergens: Half of venues still unaware of law

25-Jul-2014 - Almost half (44 per cent) of foodservice operators are still unaware of the allergen laws due to be implemented this coming December, according to research by Unilever Food Solutions.

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Itsu to open first branch in Brighton

25-Jul-2014 - Asian-inspired fast food brand Itsu will open its first site in the south coast city of Brighton this September.

Tork launches Mix n’ Match disposable tableware

25-Jul-2014 - Tissue brand Tork, part of SCA Hygiene Products UK, has introduced two new designs for its Mix n’ Match disposable tableware range.

Grenache restaurant re-launches with new owner chef Mike Jennings

24-Jul-2014 - Mike Jennings, head chef at fine dining restaurant Grenache in Manchester, has bought and re-launched the venue with aims for national acclaim. 

Gallery: Roth Bar & Grill combines gastronomy with contemporary art

24-Jul-2014 - Roth Bar & Grill opened this month at new Somerset gallery and arts centre Hauser & Wirth, located on Durton Farm in Bruton.

Ethos meat-free restaurant concept comes to London

24-Jul-2014 - Meat-free casual dining restaurant Ethos will be opening in Mayfair this September. 

Bad lighting drives a third of Brits out of restaurants

24-Jul-2014 - A third (29 per cent) of British people have admitted walking out of a restaurant because of bad lighting, according to an npower survey released today.

Pop-up retailers contribute £2.1bn to UK economy

24-Jul-2014 - Pop-up retailers contribute £2.1bn to the UK economy each year and the sector is expected to grow by 8.4% over the next 12 months, according to a new study from economists CEBR and EE, the digital communications company.

Independent restaurants could suffer as eating out market grows

23-Jul-2014 - The total UK eating out market will reach £82.8bn this year, but independent restaurants are set to struggle as consumers switch to branded chains, according to Allegra Foodservice strategy director Simon Stenning.

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