All news articles for July 06, 2012

In an exclusive video interview, Karen Forrester, UK managing director of T.G.I. Friday's, has revealed how she turned the business around and what the future plans for the brand are

T.G.I. Friday's set to open 20 new restaurants in three years

By Peter Ruddick

Karen Forrester, the UK managing director of American restaurant chain T.G.I. Friday's, has revealed the business has plans to open at least 20 new venues in the next three years as the brand reinvigoration continues.

Le Bouchon Breton restaurant in Spitalfields Market closed permanently this week with immediate effect blaming poor trading as a result of rain and the recession

Rain and recession blamed for Le Bouchon Breton closure

By Peter Ruddick

Le Bouchon Breton restaurant in Spitalfields Market has ceased trading blaming rain and the recession on the closure just months after declaring a rebranding and cheaper menu had helped business 'explode'.

Potato processing company Aviko has introduced frozen sweet potato fries to its range of products for the foodservice trade

Aviko introduces frozen sweet potato fries to foodservice range

By Peter Ruddick

Potato processing company Aviko has launched a frozen sweet potato fry product for the foodservice trade based on research that suggests consumers perceive the product as a healthy and attractive option, especially for families.

Fuchsia Dunlop, a leading voice on Chinese food, talks about her work in the industry

Fuchsia Dunlop: Pearls of Wisdom

By Joe Lutrario

A leading voice on Chinese food, Fuchsia Dunlop trained at the Sichuan Institute of Higher Cuisine in Chengdu. The author of several cookbooks, she has been researching regional Chinese food for more than a decade and consults at three restaurants in...

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