One of the UK’s leading bar operators Inventive Leisure has announced that it will be changing its name to ‘The New Inventive Bar Company’, which the company believes ‘better reflects the high end transformation of our bars’.
Scottish craft brewery, BrewDog is continuing its global expansion after launching its first bar in Asia, opening the doors to BrewDog Tokyo. Located in the Roppongi district of the city, it is the third international bar opened by the brewery, bringing the total estate to 15.
T.G.I. Friday’s is celebrating the launch of its Academy of Excellence, a new centre and training programme based in Luton that offers tailored training courses to develop and progress team members within the company.
Restaurant group D&D London, which operates 28 high-end restaurants in the UK, has re-launched its Avenue restaurant in St James’s with a new look and a menu inspired by New American cuisine created by head chef Michael Blizzard.
Casual family dining restaurant group Giraffe will open KIOSK in King’s Cross Square at the end of March. It will be the second Giraffe at the station following the successful opening of giraffe STOP in June last year.
Following a major campaign on business rates by the trade body for licensed hospitality operators – pubs, clubs, bars and casual dining retailers – the Government has confirmed that it will review the administration of rates in England.
Following a nationwide search to the best young front-of-house operator in the hospitality industry, 24-year-old James Fleming, chef de rang at Raymond Blanc’s Le Manoir Aux Quat’Saison, has been crowned the winner of the Gold Service Scholarship 2014.
Ahead of football’s World Cup tournament in Brazil this summer, pub company Greene King has offered its estate an exclusive deal to reduce what they pay for their Sky Sports TV package, saving licensees thousands of pounds.
Leading pub group JD Wetherspoon has spent £1.18m and created 120 new jobs with the launch of its latest outlet at the Extra Motorway Service Area, located adjacent to Junction 2 of the M40 Motorway near Beaconsfield.
The influence of branded restaurant chains in the thriving London market could well be replicated in the UK regions in 2014, according to Business Outlook 2014, the annual state of the markets report by specialist property adviser Christie + Co, which has just been launched.
Italian fresh casual dining restaurant group Vapiano has appointed Dagmara Glesmer-Salamon as general manager of its restaurant in Great Portland Street, London. She succeeds Alex Fisher who has been named as general manager of Vapiano’s new restaurant in...
Young’s Seafood Limited has announced a joint venture with The Petrou Brothers to refit and rebrand their existing Cambridge shop – making the establishment the first Young’s branded fish & chip in the country.
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