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Restaurants see 69% sales plunge

Restaurants see sales plunge 69%

By James McAllister

Sales at UK restaurants, cafes and pubs plunged 69% year-on-year in the last week as social-distancing measures were ramped up across the country due to the Coronavirus outbreak.

Plant-based burger chain Flower Burger eyes UK expansion with 45 restaurants to open in 10 years

Flower Burger planning UK roll out

By James McAllister

A Milan-based vegan burger chain has signed a master franchise agreement to bring the brand to the UK with a view to opening more than 40 sites.

Pub numbers in the UK increase for first time in a decade

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Pub numbers up for first time in a decade

By James McAllister

The number of pubs in the UK has increased for the first time in a decade, according to a report released today (11 December) by Scottish hospitality start-up Stampede.

Slim Chickens opens fourth UK site

Slim Chickens opens fourth UK site

By James McAllister

The Boparan Restaurant Group (BRG) has converted another of its Ed’s Easy Diner sites into a Slim Chickens restaurant, as it continues to expand the US-hatched chicken brand in the UK.

Wahlburgers plans to open 15 sites across the UK

Wahlburgers plans to open 15 sites across the UK

By James McAllister & Finn Scott-Delany

Casual dining burger and bar brand Wahlburgers is hoping to rapidly expand operations in the UK, BigHospitality’s sister website MCA has learnt.

A year in review: the hospitality sector in 2017

A year in review: the hospitality sector in 2017

By Sophie Witts

From surprise restaurant closures, new approaches to tackling the chef shortage and signs the burger boom could be going bust, 2017 was another busy year for the hospitality sector. We look back at some of the biggest stories of the last 12 months.

Should chefs be putting jellyfish on their menus

Are you ready for this jelly?

By Joe Lutrario

With fish stocks under intense pressure, chefs are casting their nets a little wider and looking to less obvious marine species. Would you put jellyfish and chips on your menu?

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