Casual Dining

Like-for-like sales remain flat for managed managed pub, bar and restaurant groups CGA

Like-for-like sales remain flat for managed groups

By James McAllister

July’s like-for-like (LFL) sales at Britain’s top managed pub, bar and restaurant groups held steady against pre-Covid levels of July 2019, the latest Coffer CGA Business Tracker reveals.

Wendy’s rolls back on UK growth targets

Wendy’s rolls back on UK growth targets

By Georgi Gyton

Wendy’s is now expecting to have 35 UK restaurants open by the end of 2022, down from the 50 to 60 previously spoken about in its first quarter update.

Din Tai Fung Centre Point to open on 22 September

Din Tai Fung Centre Point to open in September

By James McAllister

Famed Taiwanese restaurant chain Din Tai Fung has confirmed it will finally launch its restaurant at London's Centre Point in September, in the space previously occupied by British brasserie Vivi

Tapas restaurant Salt Yard Group heads to Westfield London for fifth site

Salt Yard heads to Westfield London

By James McAllister

Salt Yard Group is to open its fifth London restaurant this week at Westfield in Shepherd’s Bush, with a further site in the capital planned for later this year.

Burger King launches UK-wide loyalty programme Your Burger King app

Burger King launches UK-wide loyalty programme

By James McAllister

Burger King UK has launched a new UK-wide loyalty programme that it says will aim to drive increased customer engagement through personalised, digitally-led offers.

How I Got Here: Henry Ayers co-founder and director of wholesale at The Gentlemen Baristas

How I Got Here: Henry Ayers

By James McAllister

The co-founder and director of wholesale at The Gentlemen Baristas, which has just launched its 11th coffee house in London, on how he developed a successful coffee wholesale business.

The Restaurant Group buys Mexican chain Barburrito for £7m

TRG buys Barburrito for £7m

By BigHospitality

The Restaurant Group (TRG) has bought fast-casual Mexican chain Barburrito for £7m with plans to double the number of venues over the next four years.

Absurd Bird enters administration

Absurd Bird enters administration

By Finn Scott-Delany

Fried chicken brand Absurd Bird has entered into administration with the closure of its five dine-in restaurants.

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