EasyHotel plans to expand its reach both through its owned and franchise properties this year

EasyHotel to expand owned and franchised business

By Emma Eversham

'Super budget' hotel operator EasyHotel is moving forward with plans to expand both its owned hotel portfolio and its franchise business after seeing sales more than double during the last year. 

Marco Pierre White is expected to open 12 new franchises this year

Marco Pierre White to open 12 franchises this year

By Ruth Williams

Sanguine Hospitality, the hotelier with a master franchise agreement with Marco Pierre White, is planning to open UK 12 restaurants under the Steakhouse Bar & Grill and New York Italian brandsthis year as part of its plans to roll out 50 over the...

Vapiano's UK and US managing director Phil Sermon says now is the right time to expand outside of London

Vapiano looks past London

By Luke Nicholls

Fast-casual Italian restaurant chain Vapiano has announced it is looking for ‘entrepreneurial partners’ to support its UK expansion outside of London.

James Eyre is preparing for Tiger Bills' move into the capital

Tiger Bills eyes London rollout

By Luke Nicholls

Lifestyle Hospitality Group (LHG) has signed a contract with a new master franchisee to roll out its ‘East meets West’ casual dining concept Tiger Bills across London.

Pan Chai opened in Harrods Food Court in April 2012

Pan Chai eyes UK expansion under new franchise

By Luke Nicholls

Pan Chai, the luxury pan-Asian concept with a single site in Harrods Food Hall, wants to roll out in city-centre locations across the UK under a newly launched franchise.

James Eyre (right), who launched the Tiger Bills restaurant brand in 2007, has revealed 24 target cities he would like to open franchises of the restaurant in

Tiger Bills restaurant reveals 24 target cities for expansion

By Peter Ruddick

Tiger Bills, the restaurant concept launched by Lifestyle Hospitality Group (LHG) in 2007, has signed its first regional, multiple franchisee in the Midlands and has revealed a target list of 24 cities in which it wishes to operate.