All news articles for June 2010

Giraffe has aspirations to have 50 restaurants

Giraffe to expand to 50 restaurants

By Martyn Leek

Restaurant chain Giraffe has revealed plans to expand to 50 restaurants, after what it described as a ‘record year’ in the 12 months to March 2010

The R200 list features the top 200 restaurant operators in the UK

Gondola Holdings tops R200 list once more

By Becky Paskin

Gondola Holdings has once again retained the top spot in the R200, Restaurant magazine’s annual list of the top restaurant operators in the UK

Accor will concentrate on expaning its hotel business after the demerger is complete

Accor demerges hotel business

By Chris Druce

Ibis owner Accor Group has won shareholder approval to demerge its hotel and voucher businesses, as it looks to add even more hotels in the UK and abroad.

How to lead and inspire a team

How to lead and inspire a team

By Becky Paskin

There's no doubt there are some great leaders in our industry, but what makes a good leader? This was the topic of discussion in the latest Restaurant magazine Roundtable.

Jamie Oliver's Jamie's Italian has been named Brand of the Year

Jamie's Italian named Brand of the Year

By Chris Druce

Jamie’s Italian, the rapidly expanding restaurant chain from Jamie Oliver, has been named Brand of the Year by the British Hospitality Association at its annual awards

The Recipe Mixes can be used to liven up potato wedges

Schwartz for Chef Recipe Mix giveaway

By Becky Paskin

Schwartz for Chef from McCormick is giving away 20 cases of its Recipe Mixes to help chefs across all sectors make the most of the summer trade

The Culinary World Cup will see 28 countries compete

Craft Guild searches for World Cup chef competitors

By Becky Paskin

The Craft Guild of Chefs' Culinary Academy is calling for chefs who think they can do better than our failed football team to put themselves forward for this year’s Culinary World Cup

The Real Greek now falls across six London sites

The Real Greek sells Putney restaurant

By Martyn Leek

Clapham House Group, the casual dining group, has sold the leasehold interest of its Real Greek restaurant in Putney for an undisclosed sum

Operators such as Leon know the importance of inspiring their team

Inspiring your front of house team

By Chris Druce

Good service is unobtrusive. Whether it’s the warm welcome you receive, or the relaxed but attentive care provided as you enjoy your meal and it's paramount to your business's success.

The Devonshire, which opened in 2007, has now closed

Gordon Ramsay closes The Devonshire pub

By Becky Paskin

Gordon Ramsay Holdings has closed one of its pubs, The Devonshire in Chiswick, blaming the state of the pub industry for its demise