The top 5 stories in hospitality this week 29/08 - 02/09

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The top 5 stories in hospitality this week 29/08 - 02/09

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What were some of the top stories in hospitality this week? Here's our pick.
  • Gourmet Burger Kitchen (GBK) has been sold to Famous Brands,​ owner of the Wimpy burger chain, for £120m. South African-based Famous Brands said it saw 'substantial growth opportunities' for GBK and was aiming to open 10-15 restaurants a year.
  • Chef Adam Handling has reignited the TripAdvisor debate after he apologised for branding a user an 'imbecile' for leaving a bad review of his restaurant The Frog on the site.​ Handling encouraged diners to be more honest at the time of the meal as online reviews denied restaurants the chance to 'put things right'.
  • The American boutique hotel brand Kimpton Hotels could be on course to open in the UK​ following its European debut in Amsterdam in 2017. Parent company Intercontinental Hotels Group (IHG) confirmed it was interested in launching Kimpton in London, Milan and Berlin as well as worldwide.

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