Casual Dining

Fulham Shore takeover by Japanese food conglomerate Toridoll voted through

Fulham Shore takeover deal voted through

By Georgi Gyton

Fulham Shore’s acquisition by Japanese food conglomerate Toridoll for £93.4m has been approved by shareholders at a Court Meeting and General Meeting held on Friday (9 June).

Yard Sale Pizza explores options to take the brand forward after appointing advisors

Yard Sale explores options for growth

By Finn Scott-Delany

Neighbourhood pizza shop concept Yard Sale Pizza has appointed advisors as it considers 'a number of potential options' to grow the brand further.

Restaurant radar: June 2023

Restaurant radar: June 2023

By James McAllister

This month's key openings include the new venture from husband-and-wife duo Joshua and Victoria Overington, Gunpowder founder Harneet Baweja's latest Indian restaurant concept, and a fifth UK site for Bundobust.

Tonkotsu co founder Emma Reynolds discusses her career in restaurants

How I Got Here: Emma Reynolds

By James McAllister

The co-founder of ramen chain Tonkotsu on cost pressures, trusting your gut, and her first restaurant job.

Turtle Bay reaches 50 site milestone with new London Camden restaurant

Turtle Bay reaches 50 site milestone

By James McAllister

Caribbean-inspired restaurant group Turtle Bay will open its 50th UK site in August in Camden, which will also mark the brand’s first outpost in north London.

Whitbread considering sale of restaurant brands Beefeater Brewers Fayre and Bar + Block

Whitbread considering sale of restaurant brands

By James McAllister

Whitbread is understood to be exploring the potential sale of part of its £700m pub and restaurant arm in order to focus its efforts on its Premier Inn hotel chain.

Mizon founder Eyal Shani has opened mediterranean and Israeli restaurant Lilienblum

Latest opening: Lilienblum

By Restaurant

Mizon founder Eyal Shani continues his march on the London food scene with his new Shoreditch restaurant.

Tension builds ahead of The Restaurant Group crunch AGM with Oasis investor accusing it of withholding information from key shareholders

Tension builds ahead of TRG crunch meeting

By Finn Scott-Delany

Hedge fund Oasis Management Company has ratcheted up its attacks on The Restaurant Group (TRG), accusing it of withholding information from key shareholders ahead of next week’s annual general meeting.

Nando’s rolls out new energy recycling system

Nando’s rolls out energy recycling system

By Shwetali Sapte

Nando’s has announced it is using waste heat generated from its kitchen to heat water and buildings following the success of a year-long trial at its Didsbury branch in Manchester.

Wagamama owner The Restaurant Group faces new investor pressure from Coltrane Asset Management

TRG faces new investor pressure

By James McAllister

The Restaurant Group (TRG) has come under renewed pressure from investors after Coltrane Asset Management, which has built a 3% stake in the business, called for change at the company.

Mostly vegan concept led by former Chiltern Firehouse chef Rishim Sachdeva Tendril secures pop-up spot for first permanent restaurant

Tendril secures pop-up spot on permanent basis

By James McAllister

Tendril, the 'mostly vegan' concept led by former Chiltern Firehouse chef Rishim Sachdeva, will launch its first permanent restaurant this summer just off Regent Street in central London.

Korean QSR brand Bunsik to expand beyond London with first opening in Manchester

Bunsik expands beyond the capital

By James McAllister

Korean QSR brand Bunsik is heading to Manchester for its first location outside of London, which will also be its biggest site to date.

Lina Stores to open neighbourhood restaurant in Clapham first location south of the river

Lina Stores heads south of the river

By James McAllister

London-based Italian brand Lina Stores will launch its first outpost south of the river next month in Clapham, nearly two years after the opening was first mooted.

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