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Milan-based vegan burger chain Flower Burger quietly exits UK market after closing restaurants in London and Brighton

Flower Burger quietly exits UK market

By James McAllister

Milan-based vegan burger chain Flower Burger has quietly exited the UK market little more than two years after launching its first London site.

London-based burger chain Patty & Bun CVA approved

Patty & Bun CVA approved

By Finn Scott-Delany

Patty & Bun has had proposals approved for a Company Voluntary Arrangement (CVA).

YO! returns to profit

YO! returns to profit

By Finn Scott-Delany

Sushi brand YO! returned to profitability in the UK in 2022 as it saw a strong rebound in footfall post-pandemic.

Former Patisserie Valerie CFO charged with fraud

Former Patisserie Valerie CFO charged with fraud

By Finn Scott-Delany

The former chief financial officer of Patisserie Valerie has been charged with fraud along with three others in connection with their role in the collapse of the chain in 2018.

Aqua Restaurant Group opens Luci in Covent Garden its most casual venture yet

Latest opening: Luci

By Joe Lutrario

David Yeo’s latest restaurant is his most casual yet, in some cases even undercutting the major chains.

September's top restaurant openings including The OWO Chishuru and Bébé Bob

Restaurant radar: September 2023

By Restaurant

This month's key openings include the rebirth of a London landmark, Adejoké Bakare’s much anticipated reimagining of her West African restaurant Chishuru, and a new concept from Leonid Shutov.

Dishoom expects full profit recovery in 2023

Dishoom expects full profit recovery in 2023

By Finn Scott-Delany

Dishoom neared £100m turnover in 2022 and expects to return to pre-pandemic levels of profitability in 2023, according to its latest filings to Companies House.

Neat Burger launches grab and go format

Neat Burger launches grab and go format

By Restaurant

Vegan fast food brand Neat Burger has resumed its expansion push in the UK with the opening of two sites this month, including a new format.

Chain and QSR restaurants drive menu price increases to 14.4%

Chain restaurants drive menu price increases

By Restaurant

Food menu inflation has increased by 14.4% year-on-year, according to Lumina Intelligence’s latest Menu Tracker Quarterly Report of Q2 2023, driven primarily by chain restaurants and QSR operators.

Arcade food hall opens within Battersea Power Station

Latest opening: Arcade Battersea

By James McAllister

There’s no sense of second-album syndrome to the much-touted follow up to Arcade’s original food hall at Centre Point, which has just launched within Battersea Power Station.

Lisa Richards founder of Margate's recently-relaunched GB-PIZZA-CO on how she came to work in restaurants

How I Got Here: Lisa Richards

By James McAllister

The founder of Margate's recently-relaunched GB-PIZZA-CO on how she came to work in restaurants, her issue with WhatsApp groups, and challenging banter culture in the kitchen

Turtle Bay toasts record sales with like-for-like growth of 32.6%

Turtle Bay toasts 'record year'

By Shwetali Sapte

Turtle Bay has reported record sales of £90.1m for the year ended 2 April 2023, up 5.5% on the prior year.

Eating out market remains stagnant according to Lumina Intelligence data

Eating out market remains stagnant

By Shwetali Sapte

The eating out market remains stagnant year-on-year, with weekly eating out frequency and penetration remaining unchanged due to the cost of living crisis, according to Lumina Intelligence.

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