Good Week Bad Week: 29.01.10

29 January 2010
Good Week Bad Week: 29.01.10

Our regular catch-up of what has brought a burst of sunshine - or a mantle of storm clouds - to the catering and hospitality world this week.


GOOD WEEK

Nostalgia Landmark London hotel the Goring kickstarts its centenary celebrations with a lunch showcasing 100 years of "glorious Goring grub".

Burgers
The UK arm of fast-food giant McDonald's reports a record year in 2009, with annual turnover topping £1.2b.

London restaurants
Multi-Michelin-starred French chef Alain Ducasse declares London as the gastronomic capital of the world.

Atlantic Fast Food The Glasgow chippie is named the 2009 Fish & Chip Shop of the Year by seafood industry association Seafish.

BAD WEEK

Paranoia
Mitchells & Butlers chairman Simon Laffin sweeps his home and office for bugs in the wake of the boardroom war with investors.

Gordon Ramsay The chef's financial troubles continue as he owes £55,000 to cleaners in Hollywood and is forced to advertise jobs on Gumtree.com after failing to pay his recruitment firm.

Oriel
The 25-year-old brasserie on London's Sloane Square is to be closed by landlord Earl Cadogan, who had a poor meal.

Jasper Gerard
The Daily Telegraph's food critic comes under fire after demanding a free stay for himself and his family in return for a restaurant review.

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