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Loungers is expecting to reach 83 sites by April next year

Loungers expecting to reach 83 sites by April 2016

By Mark Wingett

Loungers, the Bristol-based cafe/bar group, is forecasting run-rate turnover for its current financial year to rise to £78.8m producing a run-rate site EBITDA of £17.4m, as it expects to reach 83 sites by the end of April 2016.

Five Guys hopes to have 20 sites across the UK by the end of the year

Five Guys closes in on south west debut

By Mark Wingett & Carina Perkins

Five Guys UK, the popular US burger chain, is understood to be close to securing its first site in the south west, in Bristol.

Drake & Morgan has acquired two new London sites to bring its current portfolio to nine

Drake & Morgan aims for 20 sites in next few years

By Lauren Houghton

Privately owned bar and restaurant group Drake & Morgan has acquired two new London sites to bring its current portfolio to nine, with short terms plans to have 20 sites in total. 

TripAdvisor is the world's largest travel site, with more than 150 million reviews left in 2013

Attack of the TripAdvisors: Should review websites allow anonymity?

By Luke Nicholls

Review website TripAdvisor has reiterated that blackmail from customers is ‘strictly against guidelines’ after a Yorkshire-based restaurateur claimed reviewers were threatening to leave negative comments unless they received a free meal at one of his...

MEatLiquor opened its second site in Brighton last month

MeatLiquor heads north

By Mark Wingett

MeatLiquor, the fast-casual concept led by Yianni Papoutsis and Scott Collins, has confirmed it plans to open its first site in the north, in Leeds, near the Trinity shopping centre, next spring, as it works on a further two projects.

Top tips to taking your business online

How to get your business online

By Lorraine Heller

Having an online presence for your restaurant, pub or hotel is crucial nowadays. But how do you go about this if you’re a small business with little budget to spare and no technical know-how? This article takes you through the first basic steps, which...