All news articles for October 04, 2013

Joho Soho uses seasonal ingredients and Vivek Singh’s famous creativity to deliver restaurant-quality food on-the-move

Going mobile: Restaurants realise pop-up potential

By Luke Nicholls

As numerous restaurateurs would testify, the pop-up restaurant has fast-become the new weapon in securing a permanent site. But could we now be seeing a reversal of the trend, with established brands spinning off their own temporary concepts?

Tirage will offer French dishes with a range of Champagnes and sparkling wines by the glass

Champagne & tapas concept acquires final Chez Gerard

By Mark Wingett

Brasserie Bar Co, the Mark Derry-led group, has sold its remaining Chez Gérard site in Bishopsgate, after receiving “an offer we could not refuse” from a new Champagne and tapas concept.

Chop and Wok, which started life in Birmingham, is coming to the capital later this month

Chop and Wok to open first London site this month

By Emma Eversham

Chop and Wok, the Birmingham-based pan-Asian restaurant group will be opening its first site in London this autumn as it proceeds with its plan to expand nationally and internationally. 

Table usage can be updated on the till or in the iZone Tables application, saving time and avoiding confusion

Zonal launches EPoS table management solution

By Luke Nicholls

Electronic Point of Sale (EPoS) system provider Zonal is helping foodservice outlets overcome busy periods with a new one-stop product which it says will ‘transform the way operators manage wait times, meal stages and table-turn times’.

Twenty-six pubs now close across Britain every week

Local pubs diminishing as restaurants favoured for socialising

By Luke Nicholls

With the Campaign for Real Ale (Camra) recently launching a new campaign to promote the significance of British pubs, a new survey from a separate organisation has discovered that the reality is bleak, as the majority of adults claim they no longer have...

Sue Hough has been in housekeeping for the last 25 years

Sue Hough: Career Profile

By Emma Eversham

Sue Hough swapped a career in food and beverage for housekeeping 25 years ago and hasn't looked back since. She worked at The Royal Horseguards and before moving. She has been executive housekeeper at Macdonald Manchester Hotel & Spa for the...


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