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UK managing director John Eckbert and director of operations Marcel Khan

Business profile: Five Guys

By Mark Wingett

A year or so on from landing on British soil, US burger phenomenon Five Guys is on the cusp of becoming a national player. UK managing director John Eckbert and director of operations Marcel Khan discuss the past 12 months and the group’s future.

A Staycity apartment at the London Heathrow site

Staycity to open in Covent Garden

By Lauren Houghton

Serviced apartment operator Staycity has signed a deal to open the first of its new luxury aparthotels in London’s Covent Garden.

Father and son Carlo and Marcello Di Stefano

San Carlo Group to expand in London and Manchester

By Lauren Houghton

Italian restaurant group San Carlo has announced plans to open two more restaurants before the end of the year, Cicchetti in Covent Garden and a Fumo site in Manchester, their largest yet.

Five Guys recently opened its eigth site in Birmingham' Bullring

Five Guys UK reports £3.89m loss

By Mark Wingett

Five Guys UK, the popular US burger chain, has reported a loss of £3.89m in the period to 29 December 2013, as the cost of launching in the country saw administrative expenses reach £4.58m.

Jamaica Patty Co will open its first site in Covent Garden next month

Jamaican ‘patty’ concept hits London

By Luke Nicholls

Jamaica Patty Co, a new fast-casual concept offering traditional Jamaican patties, is set to launch in Covent Garden next month as ‘the first of many across Britain’. 

Three of the four Union Jacks are being closed

Jamie Oliver Restaurants shuts three Union Jacks

By Mark Wingett

Jamie Oliver Restaurants has closed three of the four sites currently operating under its Union Jacks brand, as the company looks to concentrate on the continued roll out of its core Jamie’s Italian chain both in the UK and internationally.