Casual Dining

Pizza Pilgrims earns B Corp status

Pizza Pilgrims earns B Corp status

By James McAllister

Pizza Pilgrims has become the latest in a growing number of UK restaurant groups to have obtained B Corp status.

Hollywood actor Danny Trejo has brought his LA-based Mexican restaurant brand Trejo’s Tacos to London's Notting Hill

Latest opening: Trejo’s Tacos

By James McAllister

Hollywood actor Danny Trejo has chosen Portobello Road in London’s Notting Hill to launch the first international outpost of his LA-based Mexican restaurant brand Trejo’s Tacos.

Maginhawa Group CEO on the need for greater diversity in hospitality leadership roles

How I Got Here: Florence Mae Maglanoc

By James McAllister

The CEO of London-based restaurant group Maginhawa on the need for greater diversity in hospitality leadership roles, and grasping the potential of franchise opportunities.

Could Mitchells & Butlers new concept Orleans Smokehouse become a major player in the barbecue restaurant space?

Latest opening: Orleans Smokehouse

By James McAllister

Mitchells & Butlers (M&B) has launched its first new concept in more than 15 years – a barbecue smokehouse brand inspired by the spirit and cuisine of New Orleans.

Chicken restaurant Social Bird takes over former Marco Pierre White Steakhouse site in Newcastle

Chicken restaurant Social Bird lands in Newcastle

By James McAllister

A contemporary, chicken-focused restaurant is spreading its wings in Newcastle having acquired the former Marco Pierre White Steakhouse Bar & Grill site on Fenkle Street.

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.

What's in store for casual dining sector in 2024?

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What's in store for casual dining in 2024?

By Stefan Chomka

Spin offs, overseas expansion, better loyalty schemes, and a boom in franchising are just some of the things we could see in the coming year.

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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.

Britain’s top hospitality groups toast bumper December with year-on-year sales growth of 8.8%

Managed sector toasts 'bumper' December

By James McAllister

Britain’s top hospitality groups generated year-on-year sales growth of 8.8% in December, the latest CGA RSM Hospitality Business Tracker reveals.

Founder of Edinburgh-based Pizza Geeks Patrick Ward

How I Got Here: Patrick Ward

By James McAllister

The founder of Edinburgh-based Pizza Geeks, which recently launched its third site in the city, on the importance of admitting your mistakes, handling stress, and what makes a good leader.

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