All news articles for September 09, 2011

The investment will help drive Brasserie Blanc's expansion

Brasserie Blanc operator secures £20m investment

By Becky Paskin

Brasserie Bar Co, the group behind the Raymond Blanc-founded restaurant chain Brasserie Blanc, has raised a £20m private equity investment to drive expansion of its brands.

Tim Martin, chairman of Wetherspoon blames higher interest rates and VAT for tough trading conditions

Wetherspoon sales break £1bn barrier but profit dips

By Becky Paskin

JD Wetherspoon has seen total annual sales break the £1bn barrier for the first time, although the managed pub operator blames higher interest charges for a reduced profit before tax and exceptional items of 5.9 per cent.

Martin Wishart plans to expand The Honours concept to Glasgow next

Pearls of Wisdom: Martin Wishart

By Joe Lutrario

Michelin-starred Scottish chef Martin Wishart is behind two fine-dining restaurants in Leith and Loch Lomond, as well as the recently opened The Honours in central Edinburgh.


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