Casual dining brands are seeing customer demand from parts of the country where companies would never previously considered opening sites, all thanks to social media.
The London-based Shoryu Ramen Restaurant Group is to launch its fourth location, in the Broadgate Circle Development near Liverpool Street, in April.
Restaurateurs at a Directors’ Club lunch organised by Jeffreys Henry have heard that after many tough years in the marketplace, the future is looking brighter.
The Restaurant Group – the operator of the Frankie & Benny’s and Chiquito brands – has reported a 7% increase in group operating profit to £80.5m during its last financial year.
Nine in ten leaders of eating and drinking-out businesses feel optimistic about their industry prospects in 2015, although concerns remain about overall growth, a new report has shown.
Alan Murchison is making a return to the restaurant scene, nearly six months after he announced his resignation from L'Ortolan in Reading, after taking on the lease for La Bécasse in Ludlow.
Hotels and restaurants group Whitbread has reported a growth in like-for-like sales to February 2015, with Premier Inn looking particularly strong.
Two-Michelin-starred chef Claude Bosi will be hosting a fundraising dinner at his Mayfair restaurant Hibiscus on 15 March to raise money for industry charity Hospitality Action.
The Yorkshire Meatball Company, which bills itself as the UK's only specialist meatball bar and restaurant, is looking to expand to Leeds, York and other cities.
International influences as varied as super-hot chilli, “burnt ends” barbecue meats, French dip sandwiches, the Egyptian spice dukkah, and the Italian n’duja sausage are to become more popular on menus.
The foodservice firm is owed nearly £400,000 following the collapse of a company that ran a pop-up restaurant designed to host past winners of TV series MasterChef.
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