All news articles for October 2020

Wales poised for 'circuit breaker' Coronavirus lockdown decision

Wales poised for 'circuit breaker' decision

By James McAllister

The Welsh Government is expected to announce this morning whether it will impose a two-week 'circuit breaker' lockdown, which will see pubs and restaurants across the country ordered to close.

Flash-grilled with Ali Nia GM and partner at The Drunken Butler in Farringdon former Restaurant Gordon Ramsay

Flash-grilled: Ali Nia

By James McAllister

Former Restaurant Gordon Ramsay GM Ali Nia was recently appointed as general manager and partner at The Drunken Butler in Farringdon.

Latest opening: Pali Hill Indian restaurant Fitzrovia

Latest opening: Pali Hill

By James McAllister

Indian restaurant group Azure Hospitality has made its London debut, having taken over the former Gaylord site in Fitzrovia.

Friday Five: the week's top news

Friday Five: the week's top news

By James McAllister

Another tumultuous week for the hospitality sector saw restaurants and pubs in Northern Ireland ordered to close for four weeks, and a three-tier Coronavirus alert system introduced across England.

Pret A Manger to axe another 400 jobs and close six sites as recovery stalls

Pret to axe another 400 jobs as recovery stalls

By James McAllister

Pret A Manger will close a further six sites and cut around 400 more jobs after its recovery was hampered by a tightening of Coronavirus restrictions and rising case numbers.

Operators see September sales slump curfew Coronavirus restrictions

Operators see September sales slump

By James Halliwell

Sales slumped in September after the combination of the withdrawal of Eat Out to Help Out and the introduction of the 10pm curfew, according to the Coffer Peach Business Tracker.


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