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All content on BigHospitality continues to be available for free to all readers, this is not a paywall. It’s important to us that we keep our independent journalism as free and as open as possible while we can, and being able to tailor our content to you, our audience, will help us to maintain that.
So why are we asking you to register? That’s a fair question, and one that we will answer transparently.
Registering is a free and simple way to help us sustain our independent journalism. When users sign in, we are able to build deeper relationships that helps our strategy in a number of ways: it can help us provide a better reader experience, deepen engagement with our journalism and strengthen our advertising proposition with a more targeted approach – so less spam for you!
We understand that every single one of our readers is unique, a CEO of a 400-strong restaurant chain has very different content requirements to a chef patron of an individual restaurant. We want everyone's experience on BigHospitality to be as informative as possible; by gaining a deeper understanding of the content our readers are engaging with, it allows us to provide a content experience that is better suited to their needs going forward.
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