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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.

All-day restaurant group Loungers opens 250th site

Loungers hits 250th site landmark

By Restaurant

Loungers will open its 250th site today (29 January) as it continues its accelerated site opening programme across the UK.

Wetherspoon partners with Haven holiday park operator

Wetherspoon partners with Haven

By Finn Scott-Delany

Holiday park operator Haven has announced an exclusive agreement with JD Wetherspoon to open pubs at its locations.

Fast casual pan-Asian chain Banana Tree has doubled its estate following acquisition by Big Table Group

Banana Tree doubles estate in a year

By James McAllister

Fast casual pan-Asian chain Banana Tree has doubled its estate in a year following its acquisition by The Big Table Group.

MW-Eat chairman Ranjit Mathrani on what makes a good leader and how to deal with unpredictability in business

How I Got Here: Ranjit Mathrani

By James McAllister

The chairman of Indian restaurant group MW-Eat, who was recognised at this year's R200 Awards, on what makes a good leader and how to deal with unpredictability in business.