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Friday Five the week's top news

Friday Five: the week's top news

This week’s key hospitality news stories include Alyn Williams winning £57,000 in damages from The Westbury Hotel, the closure of The Gilbert Scott and Wendy’s ambitious expansion plans.

 Natasha’s Law: what hospitality businesses need to know about the law change allergens

Natasha’s Law: what you need to know

What does the upcoming law change making it a requirement for hospitality businesses to list all the ingredients and allergens present in their ‘pre-packed for direct sale’ food items mean for the industry?

How I Got Here Margriet Vandezande-Crump co-owner The Greyhound in Beaconsfield One to Watch Estrella Damm Top 50 Gastropubs

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How I Got Here: Margriet Vandezande-Crump

The Belgium co-owner of The Greyhound in Beaconsfield, which was recently named ‘One to Watch’ at the Estrella Damm Top 50 Gastropubs, reflects on her career to date.

Fino Tapas eyes expansion

Fino Tapas launches £2m expansion drive

Preston-based Spanish restaurant Fino Tapas is to open four new locations this year as part of a £2m expansion plan, with a view to establishing further sites in the future.

Wendy's plots up to 400 UK sites

Wendy's plots up to 400 UK sites

US burger chain Wendy’s is planning to open up to 400 UK sites as it plots to become a major player in the country's fast food market.

Mark Greenaway Scottish chef on clinically dying twice, his hatred of tardiness and the importance of chef stages

Flash-grilled: Mark Greenaway

The Scottish chef-patron of Mark Greenaway Restaurants on clinically dying twice, his hatred of tardiness and the importance of chef stages.

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