All news articles for December 05, 2013

Small Business Saturday was founded by American Express in 2010 and falls on the first Saturday after Thanksgiving

Small Business Saturday: Kick-starting a profitable Christmas

By Luke Nicholls

As independent businesses across the UK countdown to Small Business Saturday on 7 December, successful hospitality entrepreneur Sarah Willingham has given her top tips for smaller operators to stay profitable during the festive period and beyond.

The high street still has potential for restaurant operators according to the report by Deloitte

Town locations remain streets ahead for diners

By Stefan Chomka

The high street is still the preferred place for consumers to eat out and visit coffee shops, new research has shown, despite the growth in restaurant activity in out-of-town locations.

In his 2013 Autumn Statement, Chancellor George Osborne said the Government's plans will 'remove the cap on aspiration'

Autumn Statement 2013: What it means for hospitality

By Luke Nicholls

"Britain's economic plan is working," proclaimed George Osborne in his Autumn Statement earlier today as the Chancellor pledged to support 'the hard-working values' of the nation's high street restaurants, cafés and pubs. 

Franco Manca is planning to open another six sites in London over the next 18 months

Franco Manca plans six more restaurants

By Stefan Chomka

Burgeoning pizza chain Franco Manca is to open a further six sites in London over the next 18 months and is exploring options to franchise the concept overseas. 

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