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Paul Hopper HOP Vietnamese restaurant London

How I Got Here: Paul Hopper

By Joe Lutrario

Paul Hopper is the founder and managing director of five-strong City-based grab-and-go group HOP Vietnamese.

Chris Webb Coco di Mama

How I got here: Chris Webb, Coco di Mama

By Joe Lutrario

Born in New Zealand, Chris Webb is head of operations at fast casual pasta brand Coco di Mama, which is now operated by ASK and Zizzi owner Azzurri Group.

Mayfair agrees YO! Sushi deal; CEO to step down

Mayfair agrees YO! Sushi deal; CEO to step down

By Mark Wingett

Mayfair Equity Partners has confirmed it has acquired the controlling interest of YO! Sushi from Quilvest Private Equity in a deal valuing the 91­-strong business at £81m.

Bold colours, mis-matching furniture and storytelling are key design trends for 2014

Design: Restaurant design trends for 2014

By Carina Perkins

In the first part of our special feature, we look at how restaurant design is finally moving away from American-inspired industrial chic and reflect on the next big trends for 2014.