All news articles for March 07, 2014

Hotels, restaurants and pubs - and Boris Johnson - have supported National Apprenticeship Week

National Apprenticeship Week 2014: Hospitality leads the way

By Luke Nicholls

As the seventh annual National Apprenticeship Week draws to a close, BigHospitality has heard from an array of hotels, restaurants and pubs - and even Boris Johnson – all pledging their support for the initiative.

A third of pub owners (32 per cent) said they would focus on improving their food offer in the next year

Customers want additional food occasions at pubs

By Mark Wingett

More than half (54%) of pub customers would visit a pub more often if it provided additional food occasions, and 20% would stay longer, new research from him! suggests.

Interstate has secured management contracts for two mid-tier ibis hotels, extending its UK portfolio to 49

Interstate continues to pursue UK expansion

By Carina Perkins

US hotel management company Interstate Hotels & Resorts has secured management contracts for two ibis budget hotels, boosting its UK hotel portfolio to 49.

Dindin Kitchen will provide fresh food, quickly and at affordable prices, to a wide audience

Dindin hits Holborn

By Luke Nicholls

Dindin Kitchen, a new fast-casual Persian restaurant concept, is set to make its debut next month with a 30-cover restaurant opening in Holborn.

The original Foodilic restaurant opened in Brighton's North Street in 2009

Foodilic eyes 30 London restaurants in five years

By Luke Nicholls

Restaurateur Peter Ilic is looking to take the London grab-and-go market by storm, with plans to open at least 30 outlets for his healthy fast food brand Foodilic over the next five years.

Arnaud Bignon is the executive chef of The Greenhouse restaurant in Mayfair

Arnaud Bignon: Pearls of Wisdom

By Stefan Chomka

The executive chef at Marlon Abela’s two-Michelin starred restaurant The Greenhouse, in Mayfair, which has just been awarded four AA rosettes, discusses his preference for French food in an English setting.

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