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McDonald's has employed 1.5m people in the UK since the first store opened in Woolwich in 1974

Serving the UK: McDonald’s at 40

By Mark Wingett

To mark its 40th year in the UK, McDonald’s has produced a report highlighting its contribution to the economy, the number of jobs created and its ongoing investment in restaurants and its supply chain. We take a look at some of the key findings and also...

Jamie Oliver last year opened a large restaurant development, including a Jamie's Italian, at Gatwick Airport

Jamie's Italian revenue surges by more than 30% in 2012

By Peter Ruddick

Jamie Oliver's chain of Italian restaurants had a successful 2012 according to the company's latest financial results, which show that revenue surged to nearly £94m last year, helping to drive a 7.5 per cent increase in net profits.

David McHattie joins the ALMR fresh from developing the Hospitality Benchmark brand endorsed by the National Skills Academy for Hospitality

ALMR appoints David McHattie as new chief executive

By Luke Nicholls

The Association of Licensed Multiple Retailers (ALMR) has today announced that it has appointed David McHattie as its new chief executive, replacing Nick Bish who will continue to work on the ALMR board.

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