Barracuda employs BII Licensee of the Year at new venture

12 February 2008 by
Barracuda employs BII Licensee of the Year at new venture

British Institute of Innkeeping (BII) licensee of the year 2007 Maxine Blake has taken control of Barracuda's latest bar opening, a £1.6m site in Brighouse, West Yorkshire.

The 25th Barracuda bar to open in the UK, and the 217th site for Barracuda Group opened last week.

The Smith & Jones and Varsity operator, which won a Catey in 2006, has plans to open a further 30 pubs this year.

Blake said: "It was a fantastic opening night and excellent first weekend, really busy and it's definitely the biggest thing to have happened to Brighouse for a long time."

Last month it was revealed that Barracuda saw a 3% rise in sales in December, while the majority of rival operators had struggled to boost sales as beer volumes declined and customers felt the impact of the credit crunch.

Barracuda Group >>

Barracuda reports a rise in wine sales >>

Barracuda to open three pubs before Christmas >>

By Christopher Walton

E-mail your comments to Christopher Walton here.

The Caterer Blog]( Catch up with more news and gossip on the Caterer Blog here
[Newswire For the latest hospitality news, sign up for our e-mail news alerts.
The Caterer Breakfast Briefing Email

Start the working day with The Caterer’s free breakfast briefing email

Sign Up and manage your preferences below

Check mark icon
Thank you

You have successfully signed up for the Caterer Breakfast Briefing Email and will hear from us soon!

Jacobs Media Group is honoured to be the recipient of the 2020 Queen's Award for Enterprise.

The highest official awards for UK businesses since being established by royal warrant in 1965. Read more.


Ad Blocker detected

We have noticed you are using an adblocker and – although we support freedom of choice – we would like to ask you to enable ads on our site. They are an important revenue source which supports free access of our website's content, especially during the COVID-19 crisis.

trade tracker pixel tracking