Casual Dining

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.

Yousif Aslam co-founder and managing director of Heavenly Desserts on honing your business model and why he wants VAT reduced

How I Got Here: Yousif Aslam

By James McAllister

The co-founder and managing director of Heavenly Desserts, which operates around 50 sites across the UK and Canada, on honing his business model and why he wants VAT reduced.

Harry Lobek London Shell Co. co-founder on pairing champagne and crisps

Uncorked: Harry Lobek

By Joe Lutrario

The London Shell Co. co-founder on pairing champagne and crisps, why Greece is an underrated wine region, and drinking a Chateau Palmer 1990 from the pavement having dropped it.

Prezzo restructuring approved by High Court

Prezzo restructuring approved by High Court

By James McAllister

Prezzo’s restructuring plan, which saw it close nearly a third of its estate earlier this year, has been approved by High Court, marking the end of the group’s ‘strategic reshaping’.

Pret expands in Dubai

Pret expands in Dubai

By Finn Scott-Delany

Pret a Manger is expanding its operations in Dubai with two new shops opening this week and a further three planned by the end of the year.

Antonio Alderuccio founder and chef patron at Plant Club in Newington Green, London, on his childhood love of restaurants

How I Got Here: Antonio Alderuccio

By James McAllister

The founder and chef patron at Plant Club in Newington Green, London, on his childhood love of restaurants, being paid a fair wage, and learning from a costly business decision.

San Carlo Italian restaurant group sees turnover rise

San Carlo toasts turnover boost

By Restaurant

Turnover for Italian restaurant group San Carlo has risen by 137% to £68.9m, up from £29.1m the year before.

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