Room for services
Compass, Welcome Break and RoadChef are in talks with the Government about relaxing restrictions on motorway service operators allowing them just 5,000sq ft of retail space. They say this helps bump up food prices.
Bistro in the sky
Independent regional airline British European has improved the menu for its business class passengers to offer more bistro-style and international dishes such as curries and Mexican food.
Safeway has launched a new restaurant at its High Wycombe superstore. The Mediterranean-style Café Fresco offers customers the chance to enjoy a three-course meal both during shop hours and in the evening when the supermarket is shut.
The Capital Group, whose London Knightsbridge hotel restaurant at the Capital won a second Michelin star this year, is to revamp the menus and decor at its Mayfair restaurant The Greenhouse, which will close on 1 August for 10 weeks.
Unfit meat talks
The Food Standards Agency has started consultations on tightening the law to prevent unfit meat entering the food chain. One proposal would involve staining all unfit meat with indelible dyes, already used with high-risk red meats.
Burger King’s newest drive-through restaurant, in Rotherham, South Yorkshire, was built and serving meals in only 24 hours. More than 100 senior managers from Burger King toiled helped to build the branch.