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Brasserie Blanc, the restaurant brand which celebrates its 20th anniversary this year, is looking to collaborate with hotels

Brasserie Bar Co plans hotel restaurants

By Emma Eversham

Brasserie Bar Co, operator of Brasserie Blanc and White Brasserie Company, is looking to open restaurants in hotels as part of its growth strategy.

Top 10 hospitality openings: January 2017

Top 10 hospitality openings: January 2017

By Emma Eversham

From the first London restaurant by Anne-Sophie Pic, to the new Lao Café and 1970s inspired bar Bobby Fitzpatrick, we've picked out 10 of the hottest hospitality openings from the last month.

BHA: Uncertain times mean UK hospitality must be competitive

BHA: Uncertain times mean UK hospitality must be competitive

By Hannah Thompson

Uncertain political and economic times mean it is more important than ever that the UK hospitality and tourism industry can compete, Ufi Ibrahim, chief executive of the British Hospitality Association (BHA) has warned.

Bone Daddies confirms new Marylebone opening

Bone Daddies confirms new Marylebone opening

By Hannah Thompson

Ramen bar group Bone Daddies has confirmed it is to open a new site in London’s Marylebone, ahead of its expected opening in the forthcoming Victoria Nova development.

People On The Move In Hospitality: January 2017

People On The Move In Hospitality: January 2017

By Hannah Thompson

Far from a post-Christmas slump, hospitality has been beating the January blues with a round of high-profile appointments and roles - from the historic Liverpool hotel to top restaurants and hotel groups. We round up a selection...

Customers were 'willing and able to go out to eat and drink and enjoy themselves' over the festive period, says CGA Peach's Peter Martin

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Chain restaurants and pubs given festive uplift

By Emma Eversham

Like-for-like sales across 34 of the UK's largest restaurant and pub groups rose 2 per cent over the last festive season figures from the Coffer Peach Business Tracker have shown. 

PM Theresa May is urged to put a 'flexible' immigration system in place to safeguard the future of tourism and hospitality in the UK following its departure from the EU

Industry to Theresa May: make immigration system flexible

By Emma Eversham

Tourism trade association UKinbound is urging Prime Minister Theresa May to create an immigration system that is ‘flexible’ to the needs of the UK’s hospitality and tourism sectors as well as create ‘the best possible trading environment for goods and...

Banishing Blue Monday: 10 of the best

Banishing Blue Monday: 10 of the best

By Hannah Thompson

Whether you’re feeling the blues this Monday or firmly believe it’s a made-up concept designed to capitalise on our waning New Years’ Resolutions, there’s no denying Blue Monday is making its mark in hospitality today.

Hospitality: Proposed £1,000 fee for EU workers 'very worrying'

Hospitality: Proposed £1,000 fee for EU workers 'very worrying'

By Emma Eversham

The industry has called proposals to charge British employers £1,000 for every worker they employ from the European Union following Brexit, 'very worrying' with concerns the move will add huge costs to restaurants, hotels and pubs. 

Business Profile: Brasserie Blanc

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Business Profile: Brasserie Blanc

By Stefan Chomka

Five years ago French chain Brasserie Blanc was a brand in stasis. But a revamp of the entire estate and a move into the pub sector means it has rediscovered its je ne sais quoi.

Use customer data captured at busy times to help drive trade at quieter ones

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How to capture customer data to benefit the business

By Olivia Fitzgerald

With the festive season behind us, Olivia Fitzgerald of LiveRES, talks hospitality operators through the ways they can use customer data captured at Christmas to benefit business in the year ahead. 

Half of diners unsure whether tips go to staff

Half of diners unsure whether tips go to staff

By Sophie Witts

Over half of British diners are unsure whether to leave a tip in restaurants in case it is not passed on to waiting staff, according a study by AA Hotel and Hospitality Services.

Dirty Martini in Clapham, London

Dirty Martini to open in Manchester

By Sophie Witts

Dirty Martini has become the latest London-based brand to announce plans to open in Manchester following the success of its first site outside the capital.

Harrods staff demand greater control over tips

Harrods staff demand greater control over tips

By Sophie Witts

Restaurant workers at Harrods are calling on the store to allow staff to vote on who distributes their tips in the latest row over the use of service charges.

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