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Wednesday 31st October 2012
Breaking News
Food customisation is key emerging menu trend: Food cooked to order the way the customer wants it has emerged as one of the key trends in Horizons’ latest Menurama survey, which tracks new foods and dishes from the menus of high street … view
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Wednesday 31st October 2012
McMullen’s, O’Neill’s and The Restaurant Group
McMullen’s making ambitious £7m investment in Marlow double opening: Hertfordshire brewer and retailer McMullen’s is investing an estimated £7m in two openings in two months in the upmarket Buckinghamshire town of Marlow. The compan … view
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Tuesday 30th October 2012
Breaking News
Wear Inns – we paid £6.4m for the nine Tattershall Castle sites: Wear Inns, the fast-expanding north east managed pub operator that is backed by the Business Growth Fund and NVM Private Equity, has reported it paid £6.4m plus £400,00 … view
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Tuesday 30th October 2012
Domino’s UK, Enterprise and Wetherspoon
Fleurets – tenants having to get creative to get landlords to consent to sub-let: A property agent has outlined the creative ways in which tenants are having to work to get landlord consent to sub-let. Fleurets senior associate Graham C … view
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Monday 29th October 2012
Hall & Woodhouse, Luminar and Nando’s
Luminar flagship nightclub has licence suspended for 14 days after fatal stabbing: Nightclub company Luminar’s flagship Oceania site in Kingston-upon-Thames has had its licence suspended for 14 days after the fatal stabbing of a 20-year … view
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Friday 26th October 2012
Friday Opinion
Subjects: Alan Yau, the bigger alcohol debate picture, losing customers, and objectivity and alcohol
Authors: Paul Charity, Paul Chase, Ann Elliott and James Nicholls

The secrets of Alan Yau by Paul Charity

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Friday 26th October 2012
Grand Union Group, Ponti’s and Titanic
Grand Union Group ends private equity talks; to focus on building cash reserves to add sites next year: Grand Union Group, the highly rated London multiple headed by Adam Marshall, has ended talks with private equity investors. The compan … view
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Thursday 25th October 2012
Brewdog, Bath Ales and Cabana
Punch to step up investment in core pubs to £40m: Punch Taverns is to invest £40m in 400 of its core pubs in the coming year, increasing the average investment to £100,000 each. The company said that there will be a focus on investment … view
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Wednesday 24th October 2012
Punch Taverns, Bill’s and Wagamama
Harvester set to burst through 30 million meals mark: Harvester, the Mitchells & Butlers’ (M&B) grill and salad bar brand, is set to pass the 30 million meals served mark in the coming year. The brand, which has expanded to 205 sites an … view
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Tuesday 23rd October 2012
Breaking News
Cote Ebitda hits £10m as sales jump to just under £50m: Cote Restaurants, the highly rated French brasserie chain owned by Richard Caring that is rumoured to be eyeing sale options, has reported turnover increased by 38.7 per cent to £49.3m … view
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Tuesday 23rd October 2012
TLC Inns, Marston’s and Whitbread
Marston’s launches unbranded premium pub initiative called Revere Pub Company: Midlands-based Marston’s has launched a trial aimed at developing ten pubs into a more premium, unbranded experience. The move is being compared to the dev … view
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Monday 22nd October 2012
Breaking News
Domino’s to be offered at 50-plus UK stadia after successful Leicester trial: Lindley Venue Catering is to expand Domino’s Pizza to its client base of 50-plus football and rugby stadia after pizza sales increased ten-fold at the first site … view
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Monday 22nd October 2012
Breaking News
Collyer – two year sales growth risen to 3.2 per cent from 2.2 per cent for major quoted operators: Deutsche Bank analyst Geof Collyer has reported that his survey of the major quoted pub and restaurant companies shows they have collect … view
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Monday 22nd October 2012
M&B, McDonald’s and Cote
Mitchells & Butlers moves to introduce “small plates” across Crown Carveries: Mitchells & Butlers (M&B) has moved to introduce small plates across its entire 110-strong budget carvery chain Crown Carveries. The expansion of small plat … view
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Friday 19th October 2012
Friday Opinion
Subjects: Rent paradoxes, nostalgia, VAT ostriches and discounting
Authors: Nigel Ball, Chris Bulaitis, Tim Martin and Kate Nicholls

The rent paradox by Nigel Ball

All of the economic and … view
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Friday 19th October 2012
Novus, Restaurant Group and Orchid
Wetherspoon founder Tim Martin criticises companies for not being vocal on VAT campaign: JD Wetherspoon founder Tim Martin has voiced his most outspoken criticism yet of the senior companies in the sector that are not taking an active app … view
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Thursday 18th October 2012
Wetherspoon, Starbucks and Punch Taverns
Chains share of market in the UK biggest in Europe: The UK foodservice market has the biggest domination by chains of anywhere in Europe, Jochen Pinkser, of NDP group, has reported. He said the importance of chains varies across the conti … view
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Wednesday 17th October 2012
Spirit, Smashburger and Whitbread
Smashburger boss issues UK appeal through Propel Morning Briefing: David Prokupek, the chief executive of the highly rated US better burger operator Smashburger, which has grown to 200 sites in five years, has issued a “talk-to-us” ap … view
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Tuesday 16th October 2012
Breaking News
Spirit Pub Company unveils strategy for leased estate: Managed operator Spirit Pub Company has unveiled the details of a radical new strategy to drive performance in its leased estate by applying franchise and semi-franchise agreements. C … view
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Tuesday 16th October 2012
Breaking News
Prolific restaurateur and businesswoman Edwina Lilley passes away: Fourth Hospitality founder and restaurateur Edwina Lilley passed away yesterday aged 54. Edwina was a prolific entrepreneur, who together with her husband Derek, founded m … view
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Tuesday 16th October 2012
Brunning & Price, Starbucks and Fiveeightzero
Restaurant Group’s Brunning & Price brand “trading well” and set to deliver “strong returns” in 2012: Brunning & Price, the award-winning gastro-operator owned by The Restaurant Group, has reported that the company is “trading … view
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Monday 15th October 2012
Breaking News
Scotland shelves plans to introduce minimum pricing: The Scottish government has put plans to introduce minimum pricing on alcohol on hold as legal challenges against the move continue to mount. The Scottish government has confirmed it will no … view
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Monday 15th October 2012
Gatecrasher, Stonegate and Miller Brands UK
Rick Stein reports reduced profit figures after investment but turnover up: Rick Stein's Cornish restaurant, hotel and pub business, which he owns with his ex-wife Jill, has reported turnover increased to £15,239,000 in 2011, up from £1 … view
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Friday 12th October 2012
Breaking News Friday 2
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Friday 12th October 2012
Breaking News Friday 1
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Friday 12th October 2012
Friday Opinion
Subjects: Binge expansion, minimum pricing, losing staff.
Authors: Peter Borg-Neal, Paul Chase and Dawn Redman

The dangers of binge-expansion by Peter Borg-Neal

We can be clear about one thing – ti … view
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Friday 12th October 2012
Oakman, Costa and Spearmint Rhino
Oakman Inns – slow growth preferable to binge expansion; turns down two investment offers: Peter Borg-Neal, chief executive of award-winning Oakman Inns and Restaurants business, has argued that businesses need to show restraint in expa … view
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Thursday 11th October 2012
Breaking News Thursday 2
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Thursday 11th October 2012
Breaking News Thursday 1
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Thursday 11th October 2012
Inventive, Tragus and All Star Lanes
Inventive Leisure off the market after “offers not sufficiently attractive”: Revolution vodka bar operator Inventive Leisure, owned by private equity firm Alchemy Partners and led by Roy Ellis, has come off the market after bidders fa … view
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Wednesday 10th October 2012
Breaking News
Amber Taverns secures £24m funding deal: Lancashire-based traditional pub company Amber Taverns has agreed a £24m funding deal with Lloyds Bank Wholesale Banking & Markets in Liverpool as it looks to break the £30m sales barrier for the fir … view
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Wednesday 10th October 2012
Breaking News
Café Rouge operator reports turnover up but pre-tax losses increase to £19.7m; operating profit stable at just under £40m; Giles Thorley leaves the board: Café Rouge, Strada and Bella Italia operator Tragus, the UK’s second largest priva … view
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Wednesday 10th October 2012
M&B, Yummy and Carluccio's
Propel Blue Book survey reveals profit conversion results: Research for the Propel Blue Book Hospitality Sector Turnover and Profits Blue Book has revealed 42 of the top 200 UK companies convert ten per cent or more of their turnover to p … view
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Tuesday 9th October 2012
Breaking News Tuesday 2
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Tuesday 9th October 2012
Orchid, Starbucks and Whitbread
Orchid Pub Company reports sales per site up in 2011; outperforming Peach Tracker in 2012: Orchid Pub Company, the 256-strong operator headed by Rufus Hall, has reported, in newly filed Companies House documents, that average weekly sales … view
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Monday 8th October 2012
Breaking News Monday

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Monday 8th October 2012
Breaking News Monday
WaverleyTBS staff to hear outcome of sale process this afternoon: WaverleyTBS staff has been called to a meeting this afternoon at 3pm to hear the outcome of the quick-fire sales process undertaken by administrator Deloitte.   Deloitte asked … view
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Monday 8th October 2012
Waverley, Hard Rock Café and Byron
UK consumers have the second highest “going out” frequency in Europe: UK consumers make the second highest number of eating and drinking out-of-the-home visits in Europe, Jochen Pinkser, of NDP group, has told the European Foodservice … view
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Monday 8th October 2012
Breaking News Monday
WaverleyTBS staff to hear outcome of sale process this afternoon: WaverleyTBS staff has been called to a meeting this afternoon at 3pm to hear the outcome of the quick-fire sales process undertaken by administrator Deloitte.   Deloitte asked … view
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Friday 5th October 2012
Friday Opinion
Subjects: supermarket pricing, the funny economist, thoughts from Zurich, the coffee market and creating a service culture
Authors: Tony Brookes, Paul Charity, Ann Elliott, Philip Lay and Simon Wilkinson

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Friday 5th October 2012
Domino’s, Fuller’s and Gaucho
Domino’s Pizza reports £16,000-a-week in extra takings at 24 hour-a-day site: Domino’s Pizza has reported early success at the handful of sites that have opened 24 hours a day, with one site chalking up a remarkable extra £16,000-a- … view
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Thursday 4th October 2012
Grand Union, KFC and Harvester
Panorama apologises for getting minimum pricing death prevention figures completely wrong: humiliating and embarrassing climbdown by “leading authority” Sheffield University: TV programme Panorama has apologised for claiming 50,000 de … view
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Wednesday 3rd October 2012
Breaking News
Soho House UK Ebitda hit £10.8m: Soho House, the upmarket members’ club business headed by Nick Jones, has reported sales rose by 4.4 per cent to £63.9m in the year to 1 January 2012 after making an allowance for the previous 40-week … view
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Wednesday 3rd October 2012
Breaking News
Everards unveils second Project Artisan scheme: Leicestershire brewer and retailer Everards has secured its second site for Project Artisan, an evolution of its Project William venture with microbrewers. Project Artisan looks to install l … view
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Wednesday 3rd October 2012
M&B, Black Sheep and Spudulike
Mitchells & Butlers outlines leisure and retail park plans: Mitchells & Butlers (M&B) has told City analysts that it is targeting 200 leisure and retail parks in the UK that meet its site criteria but have no M&B brand currently. Analysts … view
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Tuesday 2nd October 2012
Breaking News
Mitchells & Butlers evolves Nicholson’s with cask ale and cider focus; plus enhanced training: Mitchells & Butlers is evolving its 85-strong flagship Nicholson’s Pubs with the re-opening of a pilot site, the Clarence in Mayfair, on Fr … view
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Tuesday 2nd October 2012
Pret A Manger, WaverleyTBS and Costa
Alan Yau – a fast food concept or hotel would be a “nice way” to complete my career: Wagamama creator Alan Yau has told delegates at the European Foodservice Summit in Zurich that a “fast food concept or a hotel” would be a “n … view
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Monday 1st October 2012
Breaking News
Bath Ales signs for flagship microbrewery site: Independent brewer Bath Ales has signed a lease for a new venue in Bath that will be its biggest outlet yet and one set to become a flagship for the business. At just over 5,000 sq ft, the new si … view
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Monday 1st October 2012
Panera Bread, Eately and Chipotle
Panera Bread founder – greatest threat to your business is losing long-term competitive advantage; argues the case for conscious capitalism: The founder of the US’s most successful foodservice business of the past decade, 1600-unit st … view
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