Business & Legislation

Pret scraps final Veggie sites

Pret scraps final Veggie sites

By James McAllister

Pret A Manger is to scrap its final Veggie Pret sites little more than a year after announcing it would be rowing back on its long-term plans for the brand.

What is the future of the beef sector for restaurants?

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High steaks: discussing the future of the beef sector

By Restaurant

We gathered a group of chefs, restaurateurs, meat suppliers, and butchers round a table, in partnership with Bord Bia, to discuss the challenges – and opportunities – facing those in the beef sector.

All-day restaurant group Loungers opens 250th site

Loungers hits 250th site landmark

By Restaurant

Loungers will open its 250th site today (29 January) as it continues its accelerated site opening programme across the UK.

North Brewing sold to Kirkstall owner in a pre-pack administration deal

North Brewing sold to Kirkstall owner

By James McAllister

North Brewing has been acquired by Steve Holt, owner of fellow Leeds-based brewery Kirkstall, in a pre-pack deal that will secure the jobs of 78 North employees.

Resy to close UK business this year

Resy to close UK business this year

By James McAllister

Online booking platform Resy is to close its UK arm later this year in order to concentrate on its wider international business.

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IHOP and Applebee’s owner targets UK market

By James McAllister

US-based casual dining operator Dine Brands Global is looking to launch a ‘duel-branded restaurant concept’ in the UK that encompasses its IHOP and Applebee’s chains.

Warwickshire-based bar and restaurant group Beer and Coffee to open The Lost Pug in Northend

Beer & Coffee Company to open The Lost Pug

By Restaurant

The Warwickshire-based bar and restaurant group behind venues including pubs The Royal Pug, The Fat Pug, and The Black Pug in Warwick, and The Lazy Pug in Shipston is continuing to expand with plans for a new Pug venue.