All news articles for November 2015

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Boozy lunches make a return

By Liam Garrahan

The consumption of alcoholic beverages such as beer, cider and wine, at lunchtime is on the increase, according to a report by M&C Allegra Foodservice. 

Scottish pub first to accept Scotcoin as payment

Scottish pub first to accept Scotcoin as payment

By Liam Garrahan

A Glasgow pub has become the first pub in Scotland to accept Scotcoin, a digital currency that aims to create a ‘self-sustaining economy’ that is ‘totally decentralised’.

Hospitality Openings: November 2015

Hospitality Openings: November 2015

By Liam Garrahan

BigHospitality monthly round-up of openings includes the highly anticipated German Gymnasium as well as a first solo venture for Jun Tanaka.

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Sugar Tax: Report urges Government to ‘wake up’ and take action

By Liam Garrahan

The Government Health Select Committee has urged MPs to take action and introduce a sugar tax on soft drinks, although it has expressed concerns that the hospitality industry could  ‘absorb’ the tax instead of passing it onto consumers. 

How to get your head around SEO

ASK THE EXPERTS

How to get your head around SEO

By Tom Beasley

Tom Beasley, founder and CEO of Wired Media gives advice to hoteliers looking to take control of the SEO (Search Engine Optimisation) for their websites.

christmas dinner booking

Christmas dinner bookings up 200% since 2012

By Liam Garrahan

Christmas dinner bookings in pubs and restaurants have risen 202 per cent since 2012, according to research by Mitchells & Butlers, the company behind Toby Carvery, Harvesters and Sizzling Pubs.

Spotlight on service: How do you define good service?

SPOTLIGHT ON SERVICE

Spotlight on service: How do you define good service?

By Liam Garrahan, Emma Eversham

What is good service? Restaurant, hotel and pub operators often talk about making it a key focus of the business and how it is integral to its success, but how exactly do you define it?