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How I Got Here with Kelly Barnes owner of Krispies in Exmouth chairperson at this year’s Women in Fish and Chips conference in Birmingham

How I Got Here: Kelly Barnes

By James McAllister

The owner of Krispies in Exmouth, who has been named chairperson at this year’s Women in Fish and Chips conference in Birmingham, on building her business, VAT and staffing struggles.

Sustainability-focused chicken restaurant Marsha to double up with new Soho site

Marsha to double up with new Soho site

By James McAllister

Sustainability-focused chicken brand Marsha is to launch a second London restaurant next month having secured a site at Carnaby Street’s Kingly Court in Soho.

Photo credit: Paul Winch Furness

Latest opening: Negroni's

By James McAllister

The team behind London-based Spanish restaurant group Lobos Tapas have launched a new Italian concept in Soho.

How I Got Here: Rachel Hugh co-founder of vegan burger group The Vurger Co

How I Got Here: Rachel Hugh

By James McAllister

The co-founder of vegan burger group The Vurger Co on why she gave up a career in fashion to run restaurants, and her vision of changing the fast-food world.

Honest Burgers has launched its first dedicated vegan restaurant in London’s Covent Garden V Honest

Latest opening: V Honest

By James McAllister

National restaurant chain Honest Burgers has launched its first dedicated vegan restaurant in London’s Covent Garden.

Döner Shack to make Scottish debut at Glasgow’s Silverburn shopping centre

Döner Shack to make Scottish debut

By James McAllister

German street food concept Döner Shack is set to make its debut in Scotland in the coming months having secured a site at Glasgow’s Silverburn shopping centre.

Fridays and Go to debut in Dundee

Fridays and Go to debut in Dundee

By James McAllister

Fridays has confirmed it will launch its first QSR site in March in Dundee, Scotland, with an aim to open up to 30 additional sites.

Poke House mulls UK IPO

Poke House mulls UK IPO

By James McAllister

Italian poke chain Poke House is mulling an Initial Public Offering (IPO) in the next two years as part of its plans for aggressive expansion.

Turkish restaurant group Haz to make West End debut

Haz to make West End debut

By Joe Lutrario

Currently City-based Turkish restaurant group Haz is to make its West End debut following the acquisition of the former 28-50 Wine Bar & Kitchen site on Covent Garden’s Upper St Martin’s Lane.

Pizza Pilgrims eyes first Brighton restaurant site

Pizza Pilgrims eyes first Brighton site

By James McAllister

Pizza Pilgrims is eyeing its first Brighton location, suggesting the group may be preparing to explore more opportunities for regional expansion.

McDonald’s is piloting a new customer rewards scheme called MyMcDonald’s Rewards

McDonald’s pilots new customer rewards scheme

By BigHospitality

McDonald’s is launching a rewards scheme that will enable customers to collect points on their purchases and redeem them against menu items or make a charity donation.

Marugame Udon lines up double London opening in St Christopher’s Place and Canary Wharf

Marugame Udon lines up double opening

By James McAllister

Marugame Udon is to double the size of its fledgling London estate next month with two new openings in St Christopher’s Place and Canary Wharf respectively.

Yolk heads to Soho for third London site

Yolk heads to Soho for third London site

By James McAllister

'Fine fast food' brand Yolk is to launch its third London site later this month on Golden Square in Soho, with founders Nick Philpot and Alkesh Tandon eyeing further expansion.

Gianluca D'Angelo Zia Luca

How I Got Here: Gianluca D'Angelo

By BigHospitality

The co-founder of Zia Lucia and Berto Zia on his passion for Italian food and why those looking to climbs the rungs need edge and an original idea.

Italian-based B Corp pasta chain Miscusi has made its UK debut in London’s Covent Garden

Latest opening: Miscusi

By James McAllister

Italian-based, B Corp pasta chain Miscusi has made its UK debut in London’s Covent Garden.

Bill’s restaurant group confirms closures as losses widen

Bill’s confirms closures as losses widen

By Georgi Gyton

Bill’s has confirmed it has closed 14 loss-making restaurants during the last financial year as cost pressures forced it to revaluate its performance.

Photo credit: Facebook (@TheAvocadoShow)

The Avocado Show eyes new year growth

By Helen Gilbert

Netherlands-founded mono product restaurant The Avocado Show is set to open at least two more sites in London in the new year, having signed up a new franchise operator.

Sri Lankan restaurant The Coconut Tree to open in Birmingham

The Coconut Tree to make Midlands debut

By Joe Lutrario

Rapidly expanding Sri Lankan restaurant group The Coconut Tree will make its Midlands debut early next year following the acquisition of a site on Birmingham’s Gas Street.

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