Friday Five: the week's top news

By James McAllister

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

Chef Magnus Nilsson is to close his acclaimed Swedish restaurant Fäviken​ at the end of this year, writing on Instagram that though it was a “hard decision” he knew it was “the right one” for the restaurant, which is already fully booked until its closure.

Australian brewery Little Creatures has opened its first UK taproom and restaurant in King’s Cross​, behind the Coal Drops Yard development, featuring a six-hectolitre onsite microbrewery with ‘eclectic’ beers on tap.

High-end hospitality group Hakkasan is to end its management contracts with six Las Vegas sites​, including Stack at The Mirage, Lily Lounge at Bellagio and Herringbone, in a move it says will give it greater freedom to develop new dining concepts worldwide.

Gourmet Burger Kitchen (GBK), which entered in to a Company Voluntary Arrangement (CVA)​​ last November off the back of falling sales, saw operating losses stretch to £4.6m​ in the year to 28 February 2019.

Chefs and hospitality professionals in the UK are being urged by the Government to act now to reduce the amount of food waste the industry creates by 50%​ over the next 12 years.

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