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Crosstown Doughnuts acquired by Karali Group

Crosstown acquired by Karali Group

By James McAllister

Crosstown Doughnuts has secured new investment following a sale of its business and assets to Karali Snacks, a subsidiary of former Burger King franchisee the Karali Group.

Tasty given green light to restructure

Tasty given green light to restructure

By Restaurant

The group behind high street restaurant brands Wildwood and Dim-T has received approval from its creditors and landlords to carry out its restructuring plans.

BoBo Group heads to Chester for third venue

BoBo Group heads to Chester for third venue

By Restaurant

North west-based hospitality company BoBo Group is to open another venue in the region early next year, joining the growing line-up of restaurants at the new Chester Northgate development.

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.

Pret A Manger abandons plans to open is Israel after terminating its franchise agreement with Fox Group and Yarzin Sella Group

Pret abandons plans to open is Israel

By James McAllister

Pret A Manger has abandoned plans to expand into Israel after terminating its franchise agreement with multi-national retailer Fox Group and global foodservice business Yarzin Sella Group.

June 2024 key restaurant openings in the UK including Albatross Death Cult, Akira Back and Tender by Niall Keating

Restaurant radar: June 2024

By Restaurant

The UK debut for Korean chef Akira Back, new ventures from Alex Claridge and Niall Keating, and the return of an Anglesey institution are among this month's key restaurant openings

Flavor-ama chef book review Arielle Johnson

Book review: Flavorama

By Joe Lutrario

Arielle Johnson explores the mechanics of flavour and gives chefs the tools they need to master it.

Paradise 2.0 Sri Lankan restaurant Soho Dom Fernando

Latest opening: Paradise 2.0

By Joe Lutrario

Dom Fernando is evolving his progressive Soho Sri Lankan restaurant with a new design and tasting menu.

Wagamama to expand into India

Wagamama to expand into India

By Restaurant

Wagamama is to launch in India later this year having partnered with travel food and retail company Travel Food Services (TFS).

Skof restaurant Manchester chef Tom Barnes

Latest opening: Skof

By Joe Lutrario

In Manchester’s Noma district, the debut restaurant from former L’Enclume chef Tom Barnes is a personal affair.

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.

Credit: Harriet Langford

Latest opening: Pomus

By James McAllister

Following the closure of his own London restaurant earlier this year, chef Tony Rodd has relocated to Margate to oversee the stoves of a new neighbourhood-style restaurant and wine bar.

Tim Haywards new cookbook steak the whole story

Book review: Steak

By Stefan Chomka

Tim Hayward's meaty new cookbook is a passionate and enthusiastic exploration of the world of steak.

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