Hospitality giant Whitbread, which owns the Premier Inn and Costa brands, has bought a 49% stake in a London grab and go business called Healthy Retail, trading as Pure.
Restaurant sector turnover has grown 18% to £20.9b in two years with investment in new equipment up 25% over the same period, according to the latest data.
Restaurant operators should prepare for disruption from the new breed of delivery firms and “the rise of the machines”, investors have warned.
Vietnamese street food restaurant chain Pho has opened its 19th restaurant, in Bristol, with plans to open a further three venues in London this year.
Restaurants are to be forced to hand over all tips to their employees according to new proposals outlined by the Government.
American-style steak and grill style restaurants could become the biggest growth area on the UK’s restaurant scene in the next few years, usurping the dominance of Mexican diners, according to research from foodservice market consultancy Horizons.
Stephen Critoph, chief financial officer of the Restaurant Group, has stepped down from his role as the company announced “a further deterioration in trading conditions”.
The Ivy is courting the Instagram generation as part of its modernisation drive with plans to offer breakfast for the first time in its 99-year history.
Almost two thirds of internet searches within the restaurant category are now coming from mobile devices, according to Google. Moreover searches for "restaurants near me" have grown 7,200% in the past five years.
In this 10-step guide, we speak to the chefs, owners and founders at some of the most successful restaurants and chains in the UK to find out how they’ve not only kept their heads above water, but thrived.
William Curley, the London-based award-winning chocolatier and patissier, has parted company with the co-director of his luxury chocolate business and will launch a new enterprise in May.
Zima, a Russian street-food bar and kitchen, opened in London’s Soho at the end of last month. Neil Gerrard talks to Russian chef and owner Alexei Zimin about the Frith Street venue and why Russian street food probably doesn’t yet have the recognition in the UK that it deserves