05-Dec-2013 - As independent businesses across the UK countdown to Small Business Saturday on 7 December, successful hospitality entrepreneur Sarah Willingham has given her top tips for smaller operators to stay profitable during the festive period and beyond.
05-Dec-2013 - Hospitality businesses have reason to cheer after today's Autumn Statement, with industry bodies unanimously welcoming a package of measures on business rates and the removal of employers’ national insurance contributions for young people.
05-Dec-2013 - "Britain's economic plan is working," proclaimed George Osborne in his Autumn Statement earlier today as the Chancellor pledged to support 'the hard-working values' of the nation's high street restaurants, cafés and pubs.
05-Dec-2013 - Restaurant and café brands have scored highly in a list of the top 50 high street brands for customer satisfaction with Wagamama taking the number one spot overall.
05-Dec-2013 - The high street is still the preferred place for consumers to eat out and visit coffee shops, new research has shown, despite the growth in restaurant activity in out-of-town locations.
05-Dec-2013 - Burgeoning pizza chain Franco Manca is to open a further six sites in London over the next 18 months and is exploring options to franchise the concept overseas.
05-Dec-2013 - The Beannchor Group, which opened live music venue The Dirty Onion and chicken restaurant Yard Bird in Belfast last week, said the business was already proving a success, with director Conall Wolsey stating it had been 'the most financially successful launch by the Beannchor Group to date'.
04-Dec-2013 - Hawksmoor founders Will Beckett and Huw Gott's unconventional approach has resulted in one of the industry's big success stories - but things weren't always so rosy.
04-Dec-2013 - The Gordon Ramsay Group has confirmed plans to open its next restaurant - London House - in Battersea next February.
04-Dec-2013 - Two weeks after revealing plans to expand to up to 10 sites across the UK in the next five years, Ibérica Restaurants says it hopes to be opening its fourth London restaurant in Farringdon next spring, followed by two new restaurants in Manchester later in the year.
04-Dec-2013 - Chef Albert Roux and his son Michel have partnered with Cheltenham Racecourse where they will run a restaurant during the four-day Cheltenham Festival.
04-Dec-2013 - Restaurants, hotels and pubs are being invited to list their business on a new reviews website for disabled people.
04-Dec-2013 - Wine spend in restaurants – long seen as a barometer for the premium hospitality sector and key indicator of wider consumer confidence – has stepped up a level in recent months across the UK.
03-Dec-2013 - The Dorchester Collection, Le Manoir aux Quat'Saisons and Ed's Easy Diner are among 27 businesses donating prizes to Hospitality Action's Christmas auction, which aims to raise thousands of pounds for those in the industry who have fallen on hard times.
03-Dec-2013 - The Hospitality Guild has announced the seven winners of this year's Apprenticeship Awards as well as the latest inductees to its Young Hall of Fame following an event earlier today at the Tower of London.
03-Dec-2013 - London-based street food organization KERB has announced that all of its members will become part of the Nationwide Caterer’s Association (NCASS) in a bid to improve public confidence in the safety of food sold on the streets.
03-Dec-2013 - A City financier-turned-chef has opened his first solo project in the foodie thoroughfare of Covent Garden's Catherine Street.
03-Dec-2013 - Restaurant magazine looks at the hospitality industry's current recruitment challenges and discusses how they can be tackled in its latest issue, out tomorrow.
02-Dec-2013 - A year after the launch of its ‘Food for Good’ campaign, the Farm Africa charity has raised an impressive £500k from leading restaurants and chefs across the UK.
29-Nov-2013 - Restaurant operators are being encouraged to sign-up for an educational and feature-packed study tour of Chicago next May.
29-Nov-2013 - Ping Pong, the London-based dim sum chain, has today reported a reduction in losses over the past year, having recently unveiled a brand new restaurant design at its latest site in Wembley.
29-Nov-2013 - Five Guys, the popular US burger chain, has lined up a further three openings of for the start of next year, as it looks to open up to 30 new sites in the UK over the next 12 months.
29-Nov-2013 - Daniel Pearse, 28, has been head pastry chef for Hakkasan London for more than two years after stints at The Mandarin Oriental and The Langham. The pastry chef believes that classic training and knowing the basics before trying to climb the ladder is the key to success in the pastry section.
28-Nov-2013 - Tragus Group, owner of the Café Rouge, Bella Italia, Strada and Belgo brands, is launching a new concept at Heathrow’s new Terminal 2: The Queen’s Terminal, next year.
28-Nov-2013 - HOSPA has announced the winners of its 2013 Career Investment Development Scholarships.
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