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Giraffe owner buys Ed's Easy Diner

Giraffe owner buys Ed's Easy Diner

By Sophie Witts

The Ed’s Easy Diner chain has been sold to Boparan Restaurant Holdings (BRH) - owner of Harry Ramsden’s - for an undisclosed sum.

Spending on eating out rises but transaction spend falls

Spending on eating out rises but transaction spend falls

By Hannah Thompson

Consumers are spending more on takeaway services ‒ including Deliveroo and Hello Fresh ‒ and eating out more frequently overall, although average transaction value has fallen across casual dining and pubs, according to a new report.

Chef Jane Tran on the rise of the online restaurant

Chef Jane Tran on the rise of the online restaurant

By Sophie Witts

Canadian chef Jane Tran has gone from working at Bar Boulud to a role as executive chef at tech start-up EatFirst – which home-delivers restaurant-quality meals within minutes. 

The UK restaurant landscape is undergoing significant change, with consumers seeking an informal dining experience

Comment: Talking about a generational shift

By Mark Wingett, editor M&C Report

Over the last few years there has been a generational shift in food awareness, a move that the New York Times recently referred to this phenomenon as a ‘gastronomic youthquake’. Food is the new rock ’n’ roll and chefs are the new rock stars.

CAU has secured a site in Liverpool

CAU to launch Liverpool venue

By Mark Wingett

CAU, the casual dining restaurant concept, will make its debut in the north west, in Liverpool, in the first quarter of next year, BigHospitality's sister publication M&C Report has learnt.