The Frankie & Benny's operator has reported a rise in turnover and sales over the past 12 months

The Restaurant Group shows resilience as turnover rises

By Luke Nicholls

The Restaurant Group, which has the likes of Frankie & Benny’s, Chiquito and Garfunkel’s within its 390-strong portfolio, has reported a rise in turnover and sales over the past 12 months in spite of some of the most challenging trading conditions...

Horizons believes 2012 will be the most challenging year ever for restaurants

Happy New Year? What restaurants must do to achieve 2012 success

By Luke Nicholls

As foodservice consultancy Horizons insists the UK hospitality industry is set for its most challenging year ever, BigHospitality has spoken to restaurants across the nation to find out what they are doing to ensure 2012 is a year to remember for the...

Copycat Indian restaurant Shopna opened up a mile away from the long-established Shozna in Rochester and produced near identical logos and menus

Indian restaurateur wins 'copycat' court case against rival restaurant

By Peter Ruddick

The owners of an Indian takeaway in Rochester have been forced by the High Court to pay damages of £50k to Jamal Ahmed, chef and owner of Shozna restaurant, after opening a rival takeaway one mile away with nearly identical name, logos, artwork, menus...

Will Smith, co-owner of Arbutus Restaurant Group

Pearls of Wisdom: Will Smith

By William Drew

The co-owner of Arbutus Restaurant Group opened Les Deux Salons in London's Covent Garden a year ago with Anthony Demetre. They have recently refurbished Soho-based Arbutus.