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Tripleseat launches Ultimate Event Management Guide

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Tripleseat launches Ultimate Event Management Guide

By Restaurant

Tripleseat has published its Ultimate Event Management Guide to help hospitality businesses understand the importance of using event management software to increase seasonal bookings.

Friday five: the week's top restaurant stories

Friday five: the week's top restaurant stories

By James McAllister

This week's top news stories include El Celler De Can Roca's plans to launch Scotland outpost, McDonald’s ending its AI drive-thru trial in US, and Dorian Janmaat's new Cornwall restaurant.

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The Lowdown: General Election 2024

By James McAllister

It’s less than two weeks to go until the country heads to the polls, but what, if anything, are the main political parties promising to help support the hospitality sector?

Hospitality groups see sales rise 3.6% in May beating mixed weather and inflation

Hospitality groups see sales rise 3.6% in May

By James McAllister

Britain’s leading hospitality groups achieved year-on-year sales growth of 3.6% in May 2024 despite disappointing weather in many parts of Britain, the latest CGA RSM Hospitality Business Tracker reveals.

Deliveroo launches invite-only loyalty programme called Plus Diamond where members will receive priority delivery on every order and an on-time del...

Deliveroo launches invite-only loyalty programme

By James McAllister

Deliveroo has launched a new invite-only loyalty programme called Plus Diamond, which it says will ‘provide enhanced service and greater selection for its top customers’.

Chefs cooking with colostrum Joshua Overington Mýse

The Lowdown: cooking with colostrum

By Joe Lutrario

Chef Joshua Overington is making use of a dairy product that’s often wasted at his progressive North Yorkshire restaurant Mýse.

Friday five: the week's top hospitality stories

Friday five: the week's top hospitality stories

By Restaurant

The Ledbury's triumph at the National Restaurant Awards, another new project for Jason Atherton, and the £1bn sale of The Ivy are among this week's most read stories.

Friday five: the week's top restaurant stories

Friday five: the week's top restaurant stories

By James McAllister

This week's top news stories include Tom Brown's plans to close his Cornerstone restaurant, Barcelona’s Disfrutar topping The World’s 50 Best list, and Popeyes adopting AI technology for its drive-thrus.

Corkage charges in restaurants

The Lowdown: Corkage charges

By Joe Lutrario

Notting Hill restaurant Dorian has reignited the debate on corkage by introducing a £100 charge and requiring guests to buy a bottle of similar value from its list.

Consumers rein in takeaway and fast food spend

Consumers rein in takeaway and fast food spend

By Hannah Currie

Consumers reined in spending on takeaways and fast food last month with the category recording its first decline since May 2020, according to a new Barclays report.

Friday five: the week's top restaurant stories

Friday five: the week's top restaurant stories

By James McAllister

This week's top news stories include Dishoom launching legal battle to overturn the ‘Ruby Murray’ trademark, Bryn Williams closing Odette's after 16 years, and Mitchells & Butlers buying Pesto Restaurants.

Friday five: the week's top restaurant stories

Friday five: the week's top restaurant stories

By James McAllister

This week's top news stories include Adam Handling's plans for a new Cornish pub, David Campbell being appointed chairman at Rare Restaurants, and The Real Greek's move into retail.

Sarnie Party festival dedicated to sandwiches is running in London this weekend

The Lowdown: Sarnie Party

By Restaurant

A new festival dedicated to food stuffed between bread kicks off in north London today (17 May), proof if ever we needed it that the nation has become even more sandwich obsessed than usual.

Friday five: the week's top restaurant stories

Friday five: the week's top restaurant stories

By James McAllister

This week's top newx stories include James Watt stepping down as BrewDog CEO, the National Restaurant Awards' Opening of the Year shortlist, and The Rum Kitchen closing its entire estate

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Friday five: the week's top restaurant stories

By James McAllister

This week's top news stories include a new restaurant from chef Alex Claridge, Borough Market’s Turnips slamming the market’s management for closing its restaurant, and Popeyes' annual sales surpassing £100m.

Friday five: the week's top restaurant stories

Friday five: the week's top restaurant stories

By James McAllister

This week's top news stories include a delay to the implementation of the Tips Bill, Niall Keating's new restaurant venture, and Tortilla's plan to accelerate expansion through franchising.

Five ways to harness the power of social media if you own a restaurant

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Five ways to harness the power of social media

By Nick Fountain

Nick Fountain, head of marketing and communications at burger brand Fat Hippo, reveals how restaurants can harness the power of social media.

Top hospitality news stories

Friday five: the week's top restaurant stories

By Restaurant

This week's most read news stories include Brad Carter making his London debut, the closure of Borough Market restaurant Turnips and squatters moving into Ramsay's York & Albany restaurant.

Friday five: the week's top restaurant stories

Friday five: the week's top restaurant stories

By James McAllister

This week's top news stories include Monica and David Galetti announcing the closure of their Fitzrovia restaurant Mere, and Michel Roux Jr's new venture at The Langham.

Mystic Burek chef Spasia Pandora Dinkovski cookbook Doma

Book review: Doma

By Joe Lutrario

Mystic Burek chef and founder Spasia Pandora Dinkovski presents recipes inspired by the Balkan diaspora.