After a trying 2018, the leading operators and suppliers in casual dining will come together at the Casual Dining Show to discuss the best ways to innovate and succeed. Will Hawkes finds out what’s on the sched ... Read more
Jamie Oliver has been one of the UK’s most illustrious chefs for two decades, but the past year has certainly been difficult, with attacks coming from both the media and those in the industry. Following the los ... Read more
You’d have to pay The Sunday Times’s Marina O’Loughlin “quite a lot” to revisit Jamie’s Italian at Westfield Stratford in London The food that initially arrives is perfectly fine: a “creamy” burrata, splayed ov ... Read more
Poor sales and mounting debt from the expansion years have led to full-blown restructurings in the casual dining sector and the arrival of the consultants. James Daglish advises on how to avoid disaster
Subdued consumer spending and fierce promotional activity have contributed to a “significant increase” in financial distress in the restaurant industry, according to Begbies Traynor’s Red Flag Alert data.
For years the casual dining market boomed, but a perfect storm of rising rents, staffing costs and a declining pound has taken down some of the industry’s giants. But there’s still hope for the future, says Emm ... Read more