All news articles for October 2020

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.

Jonathan Downey liquidates street food businesses operating company Dinerama, Hawker House, Giant Robot and Model Market

Jonathan Downey liquidates street food businesses

By James McAllister

Jonathan Downey has instructed restructuring advisor Resolve to liquidate the company that ran his four street food businesses, saying it would be impossible to operate while Coronavirus restrictions are in place.

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