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Restaurant job losses in 2020 reach 22,000 – almost double 2019 figures

10 August 2020 by

More than 22,000 jobs are believed to have been lost in the restaurant and casual dining sectors so far this year, almost double the entire number lost in 2019.

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Planning changes will open the door for restaurants to move into new sites

07 August 2020 by

Planning changes set to come into force from 1 September will open the door for restaurant operators to take over former retail and office premises without seeking consent from local authorities.

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Staycation boom as country house and coastal hotels report near 100% occupancy for August

07 August 2020 by

The promised staycation boom appears to have been realised, with coastal and country house hoteliers reporting near 100% occupancy for the entirety of August.

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Tourism campaign looks to boost fortunes of the north-east post-Covid

07 August 2020 by

A tourism campaign to promote the north east has been launched in a bid to help the area recover from the Covid-19 pandemic.

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Compass reports slow progress in the reopening of B&I sites across Europe

30 July 2020 by

Compass has reported a 54% reduction in organic revenue across Europe in Q3, with B&I contracts[...]

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Contract caterers warn calorie requirements could stifle creativity

28 July 2020 by

Contract caterers have warned that plans to require businesses with more than 250 employees to display[...]

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Calorie labelling policy could be revived as PM eyes obesity crackdown

24 July 2020 by

A policy to mandate the listing of calories on some restaurant menus could be revived as[...]

In-Depth

Inside track: Wendy Bartlett says it's time to break bread with our colleagues

21 July 2020 by

While working from home may be part of the new normal, Wendy Bartlett stresses the importance[...]

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JD Wetherspoon warns more than 100 head office positions at risk of redundancy

06 August 2020 by

JD Wetherspoon has written to all 417 people employed at its head office warning that 110[...]

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Covid-19 outbreak sees restrictions reimposed in Aberdeen with pubs and restaurants told to close

05 August 2020 by

Some lockdown restrictions have been reimposed in Aberdeen with first minister Nicola Sturgeon saying pubs and[...]

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Operators hail ‘amazing’ Eat Out to Help Out as sales surge

05 August 2020 by

Operators have reported strong sales since the launch of the government’s Eat Out to Help Out[...]

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Soho restaurants call for alfresco revolution to stay as customers return to enjoy 'Riviera' atmosphere

04 August 2020 by

Soho restaurant owners have called for the area’s alfresco revolution to be made permanent after experiencing[...]

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National Chef of the Year 2021 finalists revealed

07 August 2020 by

The National Chef of the Year 2021 finalists have been revealed ahead of the final stage[...]

Chef

Book review: Feast With Purpose

06 August 2020 by

The Covid-19 pandemic has forced scores of hospitality workers to face an uncertain future and financial[...]

Recipes

Recipe of the week: Eritrean zigne with ajibo and teff injera

06 August 2020 by

This is a traditional Eritrean dish, which we serve at parties and family gatherings.

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Jamie Shears appointed executive chef of 45 Park Lane

05 August 2020 by

The Dorchester Collection’s 45 Park Lane hotel has appointed Jamie Shears as executive chef following the[...]

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