Whitbread takes Bar + Block to Scotland

Whitbread takes Bar + Block to Scotland

By James McAlilister

Whitbread is taking its Bar + Block Steakhouse brand to Scotland for the first time, with openings in Glasgow and Edinburgh planned.

Whitbread to reduce number of job cuts by half

Whitbread to reduce number of job cuts by half

By James McAllister

Whitbread is set to significantly reduce the number of job cuts it proposed in September, suggesting the furlough extension and recent vaccine hopes could soften the employment crisis in hospitality.

Beefeater and Brewers Fayre operator Whitbread to cut 6,000 jobs due to Coronavirus impact

Whitbread to cut 6,000 jobs

By James McAllister

Beefeater and Brewers Fayre operator Whitbread is to cut up to 6,000 jobs across its hotel and restaurant brands after a collapse in sales caused by the Coronavirus pandemic.

Paul Fletcher innovation chef Bar and Block Steakhouse restaurant

How I Got Here: Paul Fletcher

By Joe Lutrario

The innovation chef for Bar + Block Steakhouse has a CV that includes Chez Gerard, Scott’s and Argentine steak houses Buenos Aires and Gaucho.

Whitbread has reported positive growth, and said it is on-track to hit its 2016 and 2018 milestones

​Whitbread FY lfls up 4.2%

By John Harrington

Whitbread has reported a 4.2% rise in like-for-like sales in the year to 27 February, with growth accelerating in the second half.

Whitbread has said it is increasing its expansion targets for its hotel brand Premier Inn

Whitbread raises its Premier Inn expansion targets

By Luke Nicholls

The UK’s largest hotel and restaurants company Whitbread has outlined ambitious expansion plans and growth milestones for 2018 after delivering double-digit growth in sales, profit and dividend for the financial year to 28 February.

The products containing horsemeat were reportedly sold in Whitbread's Premier Inn, Brewers Fayre, Beefeater Grill and Table Table outlets

Horsemeat scandal: Whitbread makes ‘shocking’ discovery

By Luke Nicholls

The UK’s largest hotel and restaurant operator, Whitbread, has found horsemeat in its lasagne and beef burger products that were reportedly sold in Premier Inn, Brewers Fayre, Beefeater Grill and Table Table outlets.

Whitbread has removed all silvercrest products from its Premier Inn restaurant menus

Whitbread changes suppliers over horsemeat concerns

By Luke Nicholls

The UK’s largest hotel and restaurant operator, Whitbread, has been forced to remove thousands of burgers from some of its menus after a supplier embroiled in the horsemeat scandal couldn't guarantee its quality.

Whitbread's Food & Beverage Skills Academies provide staff training in areas such as food product information, cooking and knife skills

Behind the scenes at Whitbread’s Food & Beverage Skills Academy

By Luke Nicholls

In an industry where staff training is paramount, the UK’s largest hotel and restaurant operator Whitbread is leading the pack, having set up a number of Food and Beverage Skills Academies across the UK in a bid to improve the abilities and brand awareness...

Whitbread has reported a rise in like-for-like sales driven mainly by its Costa Coffee business but said a 'sharper focus' on its restaurants like Beefeater had helped maintain performance

Whitbread maintains restaurant performance with 'sharper focus'

By Peter Ruddick

Premier Inn, Costa Coffee and Beefeater operator Whitbread has reported a rise in like-for-like sales in the 13 weeks to 31 May driven by its coffee shop and hotel business but said a 'sharper focus' on restaurants was yielding results.

Whitbread operates the Beefeater and Premier Inn brands and was named as one of the three best British employers

Whitbread third in British top employers list

By Peter Ruddick

Whitbread and J D Wetherspoon have been named among the best British employers in the Corporate Research Foundation (CRF) Institute's latest rundown of the leading companies in the country in terms of taking care of employees and providing excellent...

Whitbread announced Q3 sales growth across the group with Premier Inn reporting a total sales increase of 8.3%

Whitbread reveals Q3 sales growth of 11.4%

By Peter Ruddick

Hotel and restaurant operator Whitbread saw total sales rise 11.4 per cent in the third quarter of 2011 with its budget hotel brand Premier Inn and coffee chain Costa responsible for the growth.

Premier Inn REVpar in Q1 2011 was driven by the London market

Whitbread first quarter performance hit by Royal Wedding

By Lorraine Heller

Premier Inn operator Whitbread has reported a continued sales increase in its first financial quarter, but said that business suffered in April as a result of the extended Easter and the Royal Wedding holiday.

Premier Inn hopes to operate 65,000 rooms by 2016.

Whitbread ramps up expansion of Premier Inn

By Becky Paskin

Whitbread has ramped up its expansion plans for budget hotel chain Premier Inn and adjoined restaurants following strong end of year trading results.

Whitbread said that 50 per cent of the new hotels will include a co-located pub restaurant

Whitbread plans 200 new hotels by 2015

By Martyn Leek

Whitbread, the owner of Premier Inn and Beefeater, intends to open 200 new hotels in the next four to five years, BigHospitality understands

Premier Inn has opened nine new hotels this year

Whitbread sees ‘continued growth’

By Becky Paskin

Premier Inn and Costa Coffee operator Whitbread has today revealed a 7.9 per cent hike in like for like sales for the 24 weeks to 19 August

Whitbread's budget hotel chain Premier Inn will be part of a £7m green drive

Whitbread to spend £7m on green measures

By Martyn Leek

Hospitality group Whitbread has revealed plans to spend £7m on improving the environmental performance of its hotels, restaurants and coffee shops.

The Ashley in Worksop has reopened as a Greene King Hungry Horse

Greene King picks up former Whitbread site

By Chris Druce

Whitbread has sold a former Brewers Fayre in Nottinghamshire to pub operator Greene King, as it concentrates on co-located Premier Inn and pub/restaurant locations

Premier Inn has seen strong growth in recent weeks

Whitbread makes strong start to the year

By Chris Druce

Premier Inn and Beefeater restaurants owner Whitbread has made a strong start to the financial year, with sales growth across the board

Premier Inn's £29 offers have helped keep the chain buoyant

Premier Inn £29 offer helps boost Whitbread sales

By Emma Eversham

Aggressive targeting of the leisure market by budget hotel chain Premier Inn helped push up sales for owner Whitbread in the last three quarter, it said in a trading statement today

The Premier Inn at Burgess Hill will use the best green technologies from the Tamworth hotel

pub & bar

Whitbread to open second 'green' Premier Inn

By Emma Eversham

Whitbread has unveiled plans to open its second 'green' Premier Inn and its first low-carbon restaurant in Burgess Hill in West Sussex this autumn


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