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Shift revamp at Red Hotels to tackle chef crisis

By Liam Garrahan

Chefs at Red Hotels properties in Cornwall are to benefit from new shift patterns which will see them have two days off per week in an attempt to tackle the chef shortage and improve their work/life balance.

JD Wetherspoon admits data breach

JD Wetherspoon admits data breach

By Liam Garrahan

JD Wetherspoon has become the latest hospitality business to admit that some customer and staff data, including credit and debit cards, names, mobile phone numbers, email addresses, and dates of birth, has been accessed illegally by a third party.

Pizza Hut launches apprenticeship scheme

Pizza Hut launches apprenticeship scheme

By Liam Garrahan

Pizza Hut, has launched its first apprenticeship scheme which will see the company pledge 1,500 new apprenticeships across all of its restaurants over the next five years.

61% of Brits to dine out on Christmas Day

61% of Brits to dine out on Christmas Day

By Liam Garrahan

Almost two-thirds of the British public have opted to eat out on Christmas day to alleviate the stress of cooking on themselves and their families, according to a report by Bookatable, while the website has seen a 251 per cent increase in Christmas bookings...

ALMR calls for ‘healthy options not harmful taxes’

ALMR calls for ‘healthy options not harmful taxes’

By Liam Garrahan

The Association of Licensed Multiple Retailers (ALMR) has asked the Government to consider the impact of the sugar tax on pubs and bars and that the tax alone is unlikely to tackle issues regarding obesity.

Hospitality Openings: November 2015

Hospitality Openings: November 2015

By Liam Garrahan

BigHospitality monthly round-up of openings includes the highly anticipated German Gymnasium as well as a first solo venture for Jun Tanaka.

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Sugar Tax: Report urges Government to ‘wake up’ and take action

By Liam Garrahan

The Government Health Select Committee has urged MPs to take action and introduce a sugar tax on soft drinks, although it has expressed concerns that the hospitality industry could  ‘absorb’ the tax instead of passing it onto consumers. 

christmas dinner booking

Christmas dinner bookings up 200% since 2012

By Liam Garrahan

Christmas dinner bookings in pubs and restaurants have risen 202 per cent since 2012, according to research by Mitchells & Butlers, the company behind Toby Carvery, Harvesters and Sizzling Pubs.

Permanent site for Lucky Chip Burger & Wine

Permanent site for Lucky Chip Burger & Wine

By Liam Garrahan

London-based pop-up restaurant, Lucky Chip, is set for its first permanent site with the announcement that it will open the 70-cover Lucky Chip Burger & Wine on Dalston’s Ridley Road in January.

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Sustainability Report

Sustainability Report

Six areas to make your restaurant more sustainable.

From growing herbs on the wall to using ethical dairy suppliers, we run-down the key...