All news articles for November 2020

Pizza Hut Delivery to recruit 2,500 staff as it looks to expand following surging Coronavirus lockdown delivery takeaway sales

Pizza Hut Delivery to recruit 2,500 staff

By Restaurant

Pizza Hut Delivery is to hire 2,500 staff in a recruitment spree after its plans for rapid expansion were boosted by surging demand for takeaways during the pandemic.

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Friday Five: the week's top news stories

By Stefan Chomka

We round-up some of the main hospitality news stories from the past week including Sat Bains launching a Punjabi food business; and hospitality businesses having to face tier 2 and 3 restrictions.

Gaia Enria founder of Burro e Salvia pasta restaurant Redchurch Street Shoreditch

Flash-grilled: Gaia Enria

By James McAllister

The Italian-born founder of Burro e Salvia, which opened on Redchurch Street, Shoreditch in 2013, on leading the current fresh pasta craze in the capital and how a trip to Modena changed her life.

UK pub market faces 61% decline in 2020 £14bn loss Lumina Intelligence

UK pub market faces 61% decline in 2020

By James McAllister

The impact of the Coronavirus pandemic will wipe £14bn from the pub sector in 2020, although the market is set to tentatively recover next year according to Lumina Intelligence.

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Mitchells & Butlers axes 1,300 jobs

By James McAllister

Harvester and All Bar One operator Mitchells & Butlers has confirmed 1,300 staff have been made redundant as a result of the impact to trade caused by the Coronavirus pandemic.

London Shoreditch restaurant Two Lights announces permanent closure due to Coronavirus restrictions National Restaurant Awards

Shoreditch restaurant Two Lights announces permanent closure

By James McAllister

Two Lights, the neighbourhood-style restaurant in London's Shoreditch from Clove Club alumnus Chase Lovecky, has announced it will close permanently due to ongoing Coronavirus restrictions making the business 'untenable'.

Alex Ghalleb to open Chameleon Israeli restaurant in Marylebone

Alex Ghalleb to open Chameleon in Marylebone

By Joe Lutrario

Alex Ghalleb is spearheading a multi-faceted restaurant venture within the grounds of a Grade I-listed former church that will include a restaurant headed by high profile Israeli chef Elior Balbul.

Leon explores CVA Company Voluntary Arrangement rent cuts

Leon explores CVA

By James McAllister

Healthy fast food chain Leon is drawing up plans for a Company Voluntary Arrangement (CVA) in a bid to salvage its future.

Night-time economy operators Deltic Group, Fabric, Revolution Bars and Stonegate appeal for Coronavirus bailout in meeting with Business Secretary...

Nightclub bosses appeal for bailout

By James McAllister

Bosses from some of the UK's biggest night-time economy operators will meet with the Business Secretary this week in an attempt to secure a potential lifeline for the sector.

Jose Pizarro restaurateur London coronavirus lockdown Estrella Damm tapas

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Jose Pizarro: "I had one day off in five months"

By Stefan Chomka

Jose Pizarro says he had only one day off in five months as he fought to continue running his restaurant business during the Coronavirus pandemic.

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