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Bulgarian chain Happy to open in London

By James McAllister

Bulgarian-based bar and grill brand Happy is to open its first UK outpost on the former TGI Fridays site in London’s Piccadilly Circus next week.

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Latest opening: Chuku's

By James McAllister

Following a successful crowdfund, siblings Ifeyinwa and Emeka Frederick have opened a bricks and mortar site for their Nigerian-focused pop up concept Chuku’s on Tottenham High Road in London.

Government closes door on 'low-skilled' EU migrants

Government closes door on 'low-skilled' EU migrants

By James McAllister

Proposed changes to the immigration system have provoked fierce condemnation from the hospitality industry, with trade body UKHospitality calling it “disastrous” for the sector.

Lewis Hamilton Neat Burger UK restaurant expansion

Neat Burger sets out UK and US expansion plans

By Sophie Witts

Neat Burger, the plant-based restaurant brand backed by Formula One driver Lewis Hamilton, is planning to open a further five UK sites this year and expand overseas.

How I Got Here with Kindling and Food for Friends restaurant co-founder Ramin Mostowfi

How I Got Here: Ramin Mostowfi

By James McAllister

Restaurateur Ramin Mostowfi opened Kindling in Brighton last year with his wife Jane, the pair having previously founded and operated vegetarian restaurant Food for Friends in the city.

Gibney’s London pub to open beneath Daffodil Mulligan restaurant

Gibney’s London to open beneath Daffodil Mulligan

By James McAllister

Famous Dublin boozer Gibney’s of Malahide is to open a sister site in the basement space beneath chef Richard Corrigan’s Daffodil Mulligan restaurant in London’s Old Street next month.

Nuno Mendes leaves Shoreditch kitchen concept restaurant Mãos

Nuno Mendes leaves Mãos (Updated)

By James McAllister

Chef Nuno Mendes has left Shoreditch restaurant Mãos, the ‘kitchen table’ concept he launched with Hostem fashion boutique co-founder James Brown.

Chinese restaurant operators in Chinatown and across London facing huge sales loss and rising tide of racial prejudice

Chinese operators count the cost of Coronavirus

By James McAllister

Chef Andrew Wong and the Baozilnn group are among the Chinese operators to have seen a recent downturn in sales as the fallout from the Coronavirus outbreak continues.

Can Busaba Thai restaurants bounce back?

Can Busaba bounce back?

By Sophie Witts

Once the darling of the Thai restaurant scene, Busaba has had a tough few years, with falling profits and site closures. Now with a simplified offer and a fresh focus on the capital, it’s looking to bounce back.


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