The top 5 stories in hospitality this week 18/07 - 22/07

By Sophie Witts contact

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The top 5 stories in hospitality this week 18/07 - 22/07

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What were some of the top stories in hospitality this week? Here's our pick.
  • Hard Rock Hotels has signed a deal to open in Glasgow​ following its London debut in summer 2018. The group told BigHospitality it had its eye on sites in Edinburgh, Liverpool, Manchester and Birmingham for further UK expansion.
  • The M Restaurants group has dropped plans to open a third central London restaurant​ in reaction to the 'post-Brexit landscape'. It will instead focus on a rolling out a new 'M Social' concept, taking the steak and raw food elements of the M brand to smaller sites further out in the capital.
  • Deliveroo has launched an alcohol ordering scheme​ which delivers drinks to customers homes in under 20 minutes. Brands including Brewdog, Majestic Wines and Honest Grape have signed up to the scheme in selected cities across the UK.
  • Workers across the hospitality industry are paid an average of 27p above​ the National Living Wage (NLW) of £7.20 per hour, a study has found. The pay gap between businesses in London and those north of the M25 has also narrowed by 15p since the NLW was introduced in April.
  • Pokemon GO has taken the UK by storm, and restaurants, hotels and pubs are using the mobile game to boost sales.​ Businesses are holding events, launching themed menus and dropping 'lures' to attract the cartoon characters.  

For a full rundown of this week's news click here.

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