All news articles for July 14, 2014

Boqueria just opened a new site in Battersea, and is set to open a sherry bar in the same area

Boqueria team continues London expansion

By Melodie Michel

The team behind tapas restaurant La Boqueria is expanding its London presence with a new site recently opened in Battersea and a sherry bar to launch in the near future in the same neighbourhood.

Giggling Squid focuses on rustic Thai food

Giggling Squid to double group size in 12 months

By Melodie Michel

Thai tapas brand Giggling Squid is opening a site in Sevenoaks on 5 August – the first of a series of new venues that will double the size of the business by this time next year.

The event will help hotels tackle sustainbility challenges such as reducing food waste

Event to help hotels improve F&B sustainability

By Carina Perkins

The Considerate Hoteliers and the Sustainable Restaurant Association (SRA) are hosting a free event to help hotels tackle sustainability challenges such as reducing food waste, cutting energy bills and sourcing local food.

Hony Capital has acquired PizzaExpress for £900m

Hony Capital acquires PizzaExpress

By Mark Wingett

Hony Capital, one of China’s largest private equity firms, has acquired PizzaExpress, in a deal that values the Cinven-backed chain at £900m - the largest transaction in the European restaurant sector in the past five years.

Sofia helps front-of-house staff track the customer journey

Flowify launches front-of-house software

By Melodie Michel

Software provider Flowify has launched Sofia, an interactive tool working as a real-time advisor to front of house restaurant teams. 

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