Karen Forrester, UK managing director of T.G.I. Friday's, has pledged the support of the business to Jacques Borel's VAT Club and its campaign to get a reduction for the hospitality industry

T.G.I. Friday's joins calls for hospitality VAT cut

By Peter Ruddick

American restaurant chain T.G.I. Friday's has joined businesses in the hospitality industry calling for a reduction in VAT by signing up to membership of Jacques Borel's VAT Club.

Mitchells & Butlers board has rejected Piedmont Incs offer

M&B board rejects Piedmont takeover offer

By Emma Eversham

Mitchells & Butlers’ board of directors has rejected a takeover offer from Piedmont Inc, the investment company owned by Bermudan billionaire Joe Lewis.

Carluccio's shareholders are mulling over a £90m cash offer for the group

Carluccio’s poised for £90m sale deal

By Mark Stretton

Carluccio’s, the all-day Italian restaurant chain, is on the verge of accepting an offer of £90m for the entire group – from its franchise partner in the Middle East

The Kaye family has tightened its hold on Dim T

Kaye family tighten grip on Dim T operator

By Chris Druce

The Kaye family has strengthened its position in Tasty, the AIM listed operator behind the Dim T chain of restaurants, following a £2m share placing


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