Casual Dining

Pret A Manger plots Irish expansion

Pret plots Irish expansion

By James McAllister

Pret A Manger is to expand into the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland for the first time after securing a new agreement with existing franchise partner Carebrook Partnership.

Hand-pulled noodle concept set for Chinatown London

Hand-pulled noodle concept set for Chinatown London

By Joe Lutrario

Chinatown London-based restaurateur Alex Xu will launch what’s claimed to be the UK’s first ‘live’ hand-pulled noodle concept on the corner of Shaftesbury Avenue and Wardour Street later this spring.

The Vurger Co. vegan burger restaurant heads to Manchester

The Vurger Co. heads north

By Joe Lutrario

London and Brighton-based vegan fast-food restaurant The Vurger Co. will make its Northern debut later this month in Manchester.

Popeyes kickstarts UK rollout with second UK opening in Chelmsford Essex

Popeyes kickstarts UK rollout

By James McAllister

Popeyes is to open its second UK site in Chelmsford, Essex, as it looks to kickstart its UK rollout.

How I Got Here with Steve Grocutt founder and owner of The Cornish Bakery

How I Got Here: Steve Grocutt

By James McAllister

The founder and owner of The Cornish Bakery, which has over 50 sites nationwide, on building his business, and his advice to those looking to climb the rungs in hospitality.

High street chains McDonald's, Starbucks and Pizza Hut pause business in Russia following boycott threats

High street chains pause business in Russia

By James McAllister

High street hospitality chains including McDonald's, Starbucks and Pizza Hut have announced they will pause business in Russia following its invasion of Ukraine.

Roadchef in £900m takeover deal

Roadchef in £900m takeover deal

By BigHospitality

Roadchef is set to be acquired in a £900m takeover by Australian financial services group Macquarie.

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