All news articles for August 08, 2013

Exploitation? The hotel, catering and leisure industry employs around half a million people on zero-hours contracts

Zero-hours contracts: Are they needed in hospitality?

By Luke Nicholls

The term ‘zero-hours contract’ generates more light than heat and is vague and unhelpful, according to the British Hospitality Association (BHA), which claims variable hours of work in hotels, restaurants and pubs across the UK has been central to job...

Soho House's Dirty Burger brand is one of the many spin-off restaurant chains to gain pace in the UK

Old dogs, new tricks: how restaurant chains are branching out

By Stefan Chomka

The trend for restaurant chains to create separately branded spin-offs as a way of moving into new territory appears to be at an all-time high, with a number of branded players developing ‘satellite’ concepts over the past few months.

The Swift offers American craft beer, beer-based cocktails and a range of burgers, hot dogs and pizzas

Fuller’s unveils new 'American diner' bar concept

By Luke Nicholls

London-based brewer and pub operator Fuller’s is today opening the doors of a new ‘raw and exciting’ concept in Putney with an American diner theme, which could be rolled out to other venues if successful.

Obika opened its second mozzarella bar restaurant in South Kensington last summer

Obika secures fourth UK site; David Haimes departs

By Mark Wingett

David Haimes has stepped down as group chief executive of Obika Holdings, the international mozzarella bar chain, ahead of the opening of the company's third and fourth sites, according to BigHospitality's sister publication M&C Report.

Guestline's new EPoS system offers a complete two-way interface between EPoS and PMS with no manual intervention

Guestline launches EPoS system for hotels

By Luke Nicholls

Hotel management software provider Guestline has unveiled its ‘next generation’ EPoS system, offering hoteliers a host of new features including complete integration with PMS, optimisation on all mobile devices and more detailed reporting and stock analysis.

La Tasca chief executive Simon Wilkinson is quietly masterminding a turnaround of the Spanish casual-dining chain. Photo: Mat Quake

Business Profile: La Tasca

By Mel Flaherty

Having shed a number of under-performing sites, La Tasca chief executive Simon Wilkinson is quietly masterminding a turnaround at the Spanish casual-dining chain.

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