MCA Menu Tracker records menu price inflation at 3%

Menu price inflation hits 3%

By James Wallin

Menu price inflation is running at 3%, the latest data from BigHospitality's sister title MCA has shown.

Jamie Oliver to close six restaurants

Jamie Oliver to close six restaurants

By Sophie Witts

Jamie Oliver is to close six of his Jamie’s Italian restaurants blaming difficult trading conditions in the wake of the Brexit vote, The Times has reported.

Ensure you account for everything when you value your business, says NFL Mutual's Darren Seward


How to value your hospitality business correctly

By Darren Seward

Darren Seward, hospitality specialist at commercial insurer, NFU Mutual, discusses the importance of valuing the business assets of a pub, hotel and restaurant correctly. 

Hakkasan has unveiled plans to open 15 restaurants and a hotel in the UK

Hakkasan plans 15 restaurants and hotel in the UK

By Ruth Williams

International hospitality group Hakkasan is looking to more than double its estate in 2015 with the opening of 15 new restaurants across its portfolio of brands, including a new concept called Ling Ling.

Demand is high for luxury accommodation in London

Infographic: London hospitality trends

By Melodie Michel

The rise in property prices in the capital's prime central locations is prompting a change in hotel developers' attitudes, according to Wetherell's 'Sleeping in London' report.

The new kids meals will be available in half of Fuller's pubs and will be served with interactive place-mats

Fuller’s launches healthier kids menu

By Luke Nicholls

UK brewer and pub operator Fuller’s is rolling out a healthier kids menu in half of its managed pubs in response to calls from parents to provide better quality ingredients and more value for money.

By checking and benchmarking prices in the correct way you can save money on the bills from your suppliers, says Pelican's Shabaz Mohammed


How to get the best value from food and drink suppliers

By Shabaz Mohammed

With ingredients continuing to creep up in price there has never been a better time for restaurant, pub and hotel operators to seek out the best value from their suppliers to ensure profit margins don't get squeezed too much. Here, Pelican Buying...

The price of bottom end freehold pubs has fallen by 3.2 per cent nationally and 11.6 per cent in the north of England

Pub prices plummet with north of England worst hit

By Luke Nicholls

The price of bottom end freehold pubs has fallen by 3.2 per cent nationally and 11.6 per cent in the north of England, according to Fleurets’ latest annual survey of pub prices.

Food inflation reached 4.9 per cent last month

Food inflation reaches two-year high

By Lorraine Heller

Food inflation in the UK has hit a two-year high, indicating that pricing pressures on hospitality operators are likely to continue into the near future.

Industry divided over VAT cuts

Industry divided over VAT cuts

By Becky Paskin

The hospitality industry is divided over whether to keep or pass on savings from the Government’s VAT cuts that came into force today

Ed's Easy Diner plans expansion

Ed's Easy Diner plans expansion

By Emma Eversham

American style restaurant chain Ed’s Easy Diner says it is looking to expand the number of outlets it owns over the next three years, quashing rumours that it is looking to sell the business.


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