Friday Five: the week's top news

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Friday Five: the week's top news
We round-up the top hospitality stories you might have missed this week

- The industry has been paying tribute to MasterChef: The Professionals finalist Matt Campbell, who passed away after competing in the London Marathon last weekend. Thousands of people have signed up to race 3.7 miles​ in his memory this weekend, and to raise money for the Brathay Trust.

- Its the end of an era at Duck & Waffle with the departure of chef director Dan Doherty​ after six years. Doherty, who led the opening team at the 24-hour restaurant in 2012, says he is planning to announce news of his next restaurant project "very soon".

- A Cardiff restaurant has apologised after tweeting the personal details of a customer​ who didn't arrive for their reservation. Bully's owner Russell Bullimore says the post was been "fuelled by emotion" after he became increasingly frustrated with no-shows, which he claims costs the business around £50,000 a year.

- Byron has launched a new menu championing 'burger diversity'​ after closing 20 sites since January. The 14 new dishes include a wider range of vegan and vegetarian dishes, and a 'flexitarian' burger patty made with 70% beef and 30% mushrooms. CEO Simon Cope says the group is attempting to "build a new Byron".

- Clare Smyth has been named the elit Vodka World's Best Female Chef 2018​ ahead of the World's 50 Best Restaurants ceremony in Bilbao, Spain on 19 June. The Core chef-patron says she is hoping to use the platform to support other women in the industry.

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