All news articles for August 06, 2014

Chatime's Pearl Milk Tea is on its menu of 63 flavours of bubble tea

Chatime to have at least 10 sites by year’s end

By Lauren Houghton

Bubble tea shop Chatime is currently franchising at a rapid rate. The brand has just opened its sixth site in Nottingham and its seventh will open in London by the end of the month. 

Jamie’s Italian FY turnover passes £100m

Jamie’s Italian FY turnover passes £100m

By Mark Wingett

Turnover for Jamie’s Italian passed the £100m milestone in the year to 5 January, although EBITDA fell 9% to £11.9m as the management invested in infrastructure for International expansion, as well as the new Jamie’s Italian Trattoria brand and the rollout...

The foodservice market is growing faster than grocery as people eat out more

Foodservice market enjoys rapid growth

By Carina Perkins

The foodservice market is outpacing grocery in terms of growth, with new food to go and all-day dining concepts helping satisfy consumer demand for out-of-home experiences, according to CGA Strategy.

Each ice ball is made individually by a jet spray to get high ice quality

Hoshizaki launches ice ball machine

By Lauren Houghton

Kitchen equipment manufacturer Hoshizaki has launched the Hoshizaki IM-65NE-Q, an ice machine that creates balls rather than cubes. 

The work will see the Grade II listed building becoming home to a collection of independent restaurants and food retail outlets

Manchester Corn Exchange to become dining hub

By Lauren Houghton

Aviva Investors Property Trust has announced plans with Queensberry Real Estate to renovate Machester’s Corn Exchange and turn it into a large independent dining facility.

Good cellar management is essential to serving quality beer

Ask the Experts

How to serve great beer

By Carina Perkins

Whether a hotel, restaurant or pub, the quality of beer served can have an impact on customer satisfaction, profits, sales and waste. Here, Steve Lakin of drinks dispense service Innserve gives his tips on good cellar management for great beer.


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