Managed pub and bar operator TCG has reported a sales boost for the ‘movable feast’ that was Christmas 2013, with an average 7 per cent uplift in turnover across its estate thanks to ‘a definite upturn in consumer confidence’.
It was the year that the horsemeat scandal rocked the food chain, Noma was knocked off of top spot and the beer duty escalator was finally scrapped. But what did you make of it all? Here’s a look back at some of the biggest issues of 2013.
Inventive Leisure has become the latest brand to tap into growing consumer trend of ‘casualisation’ as the national premium bar operator has unveiled a new menu for its Revolution business and a new executive chef.
"Britain's economic plan is working," proclaimed George Osborne in his Autumn Statement earlier today as the Chancellor pledged to support 'the hard-working values' of the nation's high street restaurants, cafés and pubs.
Following the food revolution, the next growth area for the pub sector is gearing up to be accommodation, with a number of operators set to invest significant funds into growing their room stock over the coming 18-24 months and as overseas tourists return...
London is again the hub of all things new in our photo gallery for November, with Angela Hartnett's second solo venture, a Prohibition era-themed bar and a cocoa-based fine-dining restaurant all featuring among the latest hospitality openings.
The British Institute of Innkeeping (BII) is urging the Government to protect the existing Personal Licence system, with almost all of the organisation’s members claiming the removal of the need for licences would harm the trade’s professional reputation.