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Papa John's to close 50 underperforming UK restaurants

01 March 2024 by

Papa John's will close approximately 50 underperforming company-owned UK restaurants in a bid to stem losses.

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Karen's Diner closes site after traces of drugs found on baby changing table

01 March 2024 by

Karen’s Diner has terminated its contract with a franchisee and will close its Brighton restaurant after police found high drug readings in areas including a baby changing table.

Social Pantry named exclusive catering partner at Tower Bridge News

Social Pantry named exclusive catering partner at Tower Bridge

01 March 2024 by

Social Pantry has secured its first exclusive venue contract with London landmark Tower Bridge.

Takeaway owner who pocketed Covid loan handed suspended prison sentence News

Takeaway owner who pocketed Covid loan handed suspended prison sentence

29 February 2024 by

A takeaway owner who transferred a £30,000 Covid Bounce Back Loan into personal accounts has been[...]

Sodexo Live! appoints Claire Morris as CEO for UK and Ireland News

Sodexo Live! appoints Claire Morris as CEO for UK and Ireland

29 February 2024 by

Sodexo Live! has appointed Claire Morris as its new CEO for UK and Ireland.

Wendy’s denies it planned to increase prices during busy periods News

Wendy’s denies it planned to increase prices during busy periods

29 February 2024 by

US burger chain Wendy’s has denied it is considering plans to introduce dynamic pricing which could[...]

MPs increase pressure on chancellor to support hospitality in Spring Budget News

MPs increase pressure on chancellor to support hospitality in Spring Budget

29 February 2024

More than 40 MPs have signed a letter to chancellor Jeremy Hunt calling for the hospitality and tourism industries to be supported in the Spring Budget.

Hospitality bosses in call for action ahead of Spring Budget News

Hospitality bosses in call for action ahead of Spring Budget

29 February 2024

More than 100 hospitality business leaders have made a last-minute plea for support to chancellor Jeremy Hunt ahead of next week’s Spring Budget.

Contract caterers end 2023 with fourth quarter of double-digit growth News

Contract caterers end 2023 with fourth quarter of double-digit growth

29 February 2024 by

Britain’s leading contract caterers saw sales grow by 12% year-on-year in the final quarter of 2023.

Are things getting better for casual dining? News

Are things getting better for casual dining?

27 February 2024 by

Sites are openings, operators are optimistic and investors are showing interest – Emma Lake looks at[...]

Business Leaders Survey: Is it time for hospitality to bounce back? Trends

Business Leaders Survey: Is it time for hospitality to bounce back?

23 February 2024 by

Operators are agreed that customers have money to spend – they’re just looking for unique and[...]

Bespoke Hotels gets green light to extend Hotel Gotham Newcastle development News

Bespoke Hotels gets green light to extend Hotel Gotham Newcastle development

15 February 2024 by

Bespoke Hotels has secured planning permission to extend its Hotel Gotham Newcastle development to create a[...]

Heston Blumenthal calls for action over Companies House fraud News

Heston Blumenthal calls for action over Companies House fraud

14 February 2024

Chef Heston Blumenthal has called for greater urgency in protecting restaurants from fraud after it was revealed fake companies have been registered in the names of existing businesses.

Wear Inns pub portfolio put up for sale by administrators News

Wear Inns pub portfolio put up for sale by administrators

14 February 2024

Twenty-five pubs that made up the Wear Inns portfolio have been brought to the market after falling into administration.

Jacobs Media 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.

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