Venture Capital

How to crowdfund for a restaurant successfully

How to crowdfund for a restaurant successfully

By Emma Eversham

Crowdfunding - the practice of funding a project or venture by raising many small amounts of money from a large number of people – is arguably no longer the ‘alternative’ finance method for hospitality businesses.

Hungerdog, which will launch its first site in Camden, is planning an estate of up to 20 sites in the next five years

Gourmet hotdog brand Hungerdog plans 20 sites

By Ruth Williams

Gourmet hotdog concept Hungerdog is planning an estate of up to 20 sites in the coming five years with its first site to open late summer, according to BigHospitality's sister publication M&C Allegra Foodservice. 

Oliver Peyton founded the restaurant and bakery business in 2005 with his sister Siobhan

Peyton and Byrne receives BGF funding to aid expansion

By Luke Nicholls

Oliver Peyton’s restaurant group, retail bakery and events business has secured a £6.25m investment from the Business Growth Fund (BGF) which will be used to accelerate the company’s roll-out programme.

How to grow your business: In the last instalment of our feature we investigate private investment opportunities

Funding hospitality: Private investment

By Peter Ruddick

In the final part of our special feature on securing investment for your hospitality business our focus turns to private investment: from love money courtesy of friends and family to equity houses and venture capital.

Present potential backers with thorough and concise trading information

How to turn a single outlet into a chain: Finance

By Chris Druce

With many a bank notoriously reluctant to lend to the hospitality sector in the past, how do you pay for expansion and who is likely to lend and help you build your restaurant, pub or hotel empire?