The top 5 stories in hospitality this week 01/08 - 05/08

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The top 5 stories in hospitality this week 01/08 - 05/08

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What were some of the top stories in hospitality this week? Here's our pick.
  • Byron has pleaded with protestors to respect the safety of its customers and staff​ amid ongoing backlash over its recent moves on illegal workers. It comes after two of the burger brand's London branches were forced to close after activists flooded them with locusts and cockroaches.
  • Deliveroo has received a $275m investment to help it expand​ in new and existing markets. The funding will help develop the firm's Roobox concept, allowing restaurants to offer delivery-only kitchens in certain locations.
  • Room letting site Airbnb is to begin building hotels to increase tourism​ in rural areas. Each site will be run by local residents with all proceeds being used for the benefit of the community.

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

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