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Wednesday 31st October 2018
Pret hires former FSA boss as it sets up new food advisory panel on allergens
Pret hires former FSA boss as it sets up new food advisory panel on allergens: Pret A Manger has hired former Food Standards Agency chief executive Tim Smith to set up a food advisory panel to review its allergen policies and procedures. The c … view
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Wednesday 31st October 2018
Propel Wednesday News Briefing
TGI Friday's sets up independent tronc committee made up of staff: TGI Friday's has introduced a 12-person tronc committee, which has collectively made the decision on how tips paid via a customer’s card are distributed among its restau … view
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Wednesday 31st October 2018
TGI Friday's sets up independent tronc committee made up of staff
TGI Friday's sets up independent tronc committee made up of staff: TGI Friday's has introduced a 12-person tronc committee, which has collectively made the decision on how tips paid via a customer’s card are distributed among its restau … view
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Tuesday 30th October 2018
The Restaurant Group plans to convert 15 sites to Wagamama by December 2020
The Restaurant Group plans to convert 15 sites to Wagamama by December 2020: The Restaurant Group (TRG) has stated that it sees potential for a further 40 to 60 Wagamama sites in the UK. The company stated: “TRG expects to convert at le … view
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Tuesday 30th October 2018
The Restaurant Group to buy Wagamama for £559m, Emma Woods to become CEO
The Restaurant Group to buy Wagamama for £559m, Emma Woods to become CEO: The Restaurant Group (TRG) has conditionally agreed to buy Wagamama for a cash payment of £357 million, representing an enterprise value of £559 million. This im … view
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Tuesday 30th October 2018
Propel Tuesday News Briefing
Profits at top 100 UK restaurant groups plunge 80%, more than third making loss: Pre-tax profits at the UK’s top 100 restaurant companies has fallen 80% to £37m, compared with £194m last year, according to new research. The findi … view
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Monday 29th October 2018
Propel Monday News Briefing
Restaurant Marketer & Innovator tickets now on sale: Restaurant Marketer & Innovator European Summit is returning for its second year, after a bumper inaugural year. The event is a partnership between Propel and Think Hospitality, aiming … view
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Friday 26th October 2018
Friday Opinion
Subjects: Improving mental health in hospitality, the mechanics of organic, climate becoming hard to stomach
Authors: Chris Edger, Ann Elliott and Glynn Davis

Improving mental health in hospitality … view

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Friday 26th October 2018
Propel Friday News Briefing
Deliveroo opens 1,000th virtual restaurant, eyes 2,000-site milestone by mid-2019: Deliveroo has launched its 1,000th virtual restaurant, at a Jamie’s Pizzeria in Taiwan, and said it expects to pass the 2,000-site milestone by mid-2019. … view
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Friday 26th October 2018
Deliveroo opens 1,000th virtual restaurant, eyes 2,000-site milestone by mid-2019
Deliveroo opens 1,000th virtual restaurant, eyes 2,000-site milestone by mid-2019: Deliveroo has launched its 1,000th virtual restaurant, at a Jamie’s Pizzeria in Taiwan, and said it expects to pass the 2,000-site milestone by mid-2019. … view
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Thursday 25th October 2018
Update: Patisserie Valere, Taco Bell, C&C Group
MPs and shareholders call for independent inquiry into Patisserie Valerie: MPs and shareholder groups have called for an independent inquiry into Patissere Valerie after the company admitted that share options granted to chief executive P … view
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Thursday 25th October 2018
Propel Thursday News Briefing
Financial watchdog warns listed companies about rise in ‘low-level errors’ and need to outline Brexit threats, The Restaurant Group and M&B required to correct reporting: Britain’s accounting watchdog has written to all listed UK co … view
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Wednesday 24th October 2018
Gourmet Burger Kitchen to close 17 sites
Gourmet Burger Kitchen to close 17 sites: Gourmet Burger Kitchen is to close 17 of its 85 restaurants, with a potential loss of 250 jobs. The better burger brand has asked landlords and other creditors to support a company voluntary arran … view
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Wednesday 24th October 2018
Deliveroo unveils major allergen communication overhaul
Deliveroo unveils major allergen communication overhaul: Restaurant delivery company Deliveroo has announced major changes to how it displays allergen content on menus to increase transparency for consumers and promote restaurant action i … view
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Wednesday 24th October 2018
Martin Williams sets out vision for Gaucho, Patisserie Valerie admits share options not disclosed
Martin Williams sets out vision for Gaucho after administration: Steak brand Gaucho has exited administration after its acquisition by Lomo Bidco, an entity owned by Investec Bank and SC Lowy, and has set out plans for the future. Restaur … view
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Wednesday 24th October 2018
Update: McDonald's, Patisserie Valerie, Livelyhood, Heineken
Easterbrook – McDonald’s UK saw highest ever sales in Third Quarter, delivery now 10% of sales at delivery sites: McDonald’s has reported that its UK business delivered the highest monthly sales and guest count volumes in its 44 yea … view
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Wednesday 24th October 2018
Propel Wednesday News Briefing
Camm & Hooper founder Claire Lawson steps down as managing director: Camm & Hooper founder Claire Lawson has stepped down as managing director due to health reasons. Lawson launched Imbiba Partnership-backed events and hospitality group C … view
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Tuesday 23rd October 2018
McDonald’s reports third-quarter like-for-likes up 4.2%
McDonald’s reports third-quarter like-for-likes up 4.2%: McDonald’s has reported global like-for-like sales rose 4.2% in its third quarter ended 30 September, with the UK helping to boost its International Lead geographic segment like-for- … view
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Tuesday 23rd October 2018
Update: Whitbread, Patisserie Valerie, Britvic
Whitbread reports solid First Half as it focuses on hotel business: Whitbread has reported sales grew 2.6% to £1,079m in the first half of its financial year. Profit before tax rose 0.2% to £257m. There was total UK accommodation sales … view
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Tuesday 23rd October 2018
Propel Tuesday News Briefing
Alison Brittain – our new ZIP by Premier Inn format is a niche under-served market: Whitbread chief executive Alison Brittain has argued the company’s new ZIP by Premier Inn format, which offers rooms for £19 a night, is a “niche, … view
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Monday 22nd October 2018
Update: Duncan Garrood, Whitbread, Slim Chickens and Patisserie Valerie
Former Bill’s chief executive Duncan Garrood takes over as chief executive at Ten Entertainment: Ten Entertainment Group, one of the UK’s leading family entertainment companies, has hired Duncan Garrood as chief executive, succeeding … view
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Monday 22nd October 2018
Propel Monday News Briefing
Charlie Gilkes – it’s terrifying how few people are applying for jobs, Fogg’s thriving due to ‘open-ended’ concept: Inception Group founder Charlie Gilkes has said recruitment is the company’s greatest challenge as its brands … view
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Friday 19th October 2018
Update: Bella Italia launches retail range, new Vapiano CEO, hospitality firms 'scared for future'
Bella Italia launches retail range: Bella Italia, which is owned by Casual Dining Group, has launched its first retail range following a partnership with Tesco. The frozen ready meal range includes starters, mains and desserts, with all d … view
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Friday 19th October 2018
Friday Opinion
Subjects: Data is the driver, return of rationing, the labour misconception and Generation Sensible
Authors: Glynn Davis, Paul Chase, Alastair Scott and Antony Hunt

Data is the driver by Glynn Davi … view

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Friday 19th October 2018
Propel Friday News Briefing
Simon Potts – new concept will help The Alchemist pull back share in the late-night market: Simon Potts, managing director of award-winning bar and restaurant brand The Alchemist, has said he is looking to “diversify its offer” as t … view
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Thursday 18th October 2018
Update: MPs call for Patisserie Holdings investigation, Domino's results
MPs call for Patisserie Holdings investigation, Gail’s sale ‘on hold’: Patisserie Holdings bosses could be hauled before parliament following the shock £40m black hole being uncovered in its accounts. Executive chairman Luke Johnso … view
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Thursday 18th October 2018
Propel Thursday News Briefing
Customers continue to prefer experiences at pubs over restaurants: The pub and bar sector continued to outperform restaurants and casual dining in driving positive social reviews during September, according to Feed It Back’s latest mont … view
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Thursday 18th October 2018
Abokado reports like-for-likes up 6% in current financial year on back of record profits
Abokado reports like-for-likes up 6% in current financial year on back of record profits, 24th site to open next month: Healthy eating chain Abokado, which is backed by Kings Park Capital, has reported like-for-like sales up 6% in its current … view
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Wednesday 17th October 2018
Update: Patisserie Holdings calls shareholder meeting, another Jamie Oliver finance chief leaves
Patisserie Holdings calls emergency shareholder meeting, shares to remain suspended: Patisserie Holdings has called an emergency shareholder meeting and warned trading in it shares may not restart for several weeks as the company rebuilds … view
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Wednesday 17th October 2018
Propel Wednesday News Briefing
CGA – ‘blurring’ of competition has contributed to decline in nightclubs as preferred late-night destination: Karl Chessell, who heads CGA’s retailer business unit, has said a “blurring” of competition has contributed to a dec … view
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Wednesday 17th October 2018
UK consumer confidence dips following record highs as Brits prepare to rein in non-essential spending
UK consumer confidence dips following record highs as Brits prepare to rein in non-essential spending: UK consumer confidence has dipped in the third quarter of 2018 following record highs, with Brits preparing to rein in non-essential sp … view
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Tuesday 16th October 2018
Duncan Garrood steps down as Bill's CEO
Duncan Garrood steps down as Bill’s chief executive: Duncan Garrood has stepped down as chief executive of Bill’s Restaurants, owned by Richard Caring, after less than a year, Propel can exclusively reveal. Garrood was brought in to lead t … view
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Tuesday 16th October 2018
Update: Patisserie Holdings' auditor boss quits, climate change could double price of pint, Merlin and Vianet trading
Grant Thornton boss quits days after company slammed for missing £40m Patisserie Holdings black hole: The chief executive of Grant Thornton has quit – just days after the accountancy group was slammed for missing a £40m black hole at … view
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Tuesday 16th October 2018
Propel Tuesday News Briefing
D&D London puts together plans for no-deal Brexit: Des Gunewardena, chairman and chief executive of restaurant operator D&D London, has told Propel the company is planning for a no-deal Brexit. Gunewardena said 30% of the company’s food … view
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Tuesday 16th October 2018
UKHospitality names industry’s top operations managers, SI Leisure plans to double five-strong estate
UKHospitality names industry’s top operations managers: UKHospitality has announced the winners of its 2018 Operations Managers Awards at a celebratory ceremony in central London. The Operations Managers Awards are the only awards of it … view
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Monday 15th October 2018
Update: Patisserie Holdings, D&D London and Cake Box trading, UberEats, Wetherspoon, Domino's
Patisserie Holdings could sue auditor over £40m black hole: Patisserie Holdings is considering taking legal action against its auditors Grant Thornton for its alleged failure to spot a £40m black hole in the cafe and cake operator’s f … view
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Monday 15th October 2018
Propel Monday News Briefing
Managed pubs enjoy 1.9% like-for-like sales growth in September but restaurants see 0.2% fall: Sunny weather in September proved good news for Britain’s managed pubs, with collective like-for-like sales up 1.9% on the same month last ye … view
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Monday 15th October 2018
Coffer Peach Tracker, Antic puts 11 pubs on the market
Managed pubs enjoy 1.9% like-for-like sales growth in September but restaurants see 0.2% fall: Sunny weather in September proved good news for Britain’s managed pubs, with collective like-for-like sales up 1.9% on the same month last ye … view
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Friday 12th October 2018
Patisserie Holdings avoids administration as share placing raises £15.7m
Patisserie Holdings avoids administration as share placing raises £15.7m: Patisserie Holdings has saved itself from administration after raising £15.7m from a share placing. The funds, together with a £10m interest-free loan from chair … view
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Friday 12th October 2018
Update: Patisserie Holdings reveals rescue plan, Cat's Pyjamas, Rarebreed Dining
Patisserie Holdings to launch £15m share placing supported by £10m loan from Luke Johnson to stay afloat: Patisserie Holdings is planning to raise £15m through a share placing supported by a £10m loan from chairman Luke Johnson to sta … view
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Friday 12th October 2018
Friday Opinion
Subjects: Worrying times, mixing work and pleasure, more pubs please and embrace the vegetable
Authors: Ann Elliott, Glynn Davis, Katy Moses and Michael Ingemann
< … view
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Friday 12th October 2018
Patisserie Holdings CFO arrested
Patisserie Holdings CFO arrested: Patisserie Holdings has revealed its chief financial officer Chris Marsh, who was suspended this week after the company discovered “potentially fraudulent accounting irregularities”, has been arrested … view
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Friday 12th October 2018
Update: Restaurants and pubs ordered to shrink pizzas and pies in obesity fight, Numis on Whitbread
Restaurants and pubs ordered to shrink pizzas and pies in obesity fight: Pizzas and pies in restaurants and pubs are set to shrink under new targets to tackle child obesity. Health officials want chefs to limit their pies to 695 calories … view
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Friday 12th October 2018
Propel Friday News Briefing
Koh founder unveils new restaurant venture: Andy Lennox, who founded the Koh brand and owns Lion Consultancy, is to launch an all-day restaurant venture, Propel has learned. The concept, which will be unveiled next week, will be a new “ … view
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Thursday 11th October 2018
Patisserie Holdings doesn’t have finances to ‘continue trading in current form without cash injection’
Patisserie Holdings doesn’t have finances to ‘continue trading in current form without cash injection’: Patisserie Holdings has revealed it doesn’t have the finances to continue trading in its current form without an immediate injectio … view
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Thursday 11th October 2018
Whitbread shareholders approve £3.9bn Costa sale to Coca-Cola, Douglas Jack on Revolution
Whitbread shareholders approve £3.9bn Costa sale to Coca-Cola: Whitbread shareholders have overwhelmingly approved the sale of Costa Coffee to Coca-Cola for £3.9bn. At a general meeting yesterday (Wednesday, 10 October), a total of 116, … view
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Thursday 11th October 2018
Propel Thursday News Briefing
Ralph Findlay – government is inept and doing nothing to support sector: Marston’s chief executive Ralph Findlay has lambasted the government, labelling it as “inept” while “doing nothing” to support the wider industry. Speaki … view
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Wednesday 10th October 2018
Revolution ends Deltic acquisition talks
Revolution ends Deltic acquisition talks: Revolution Bars Group, the UK operator of 76 premium bars trading under the Revolution and Revolución de Cuba brands, has ended talks over its potential acquisition of The Deltic Group. It follows a s … view
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Wednesday 10th October 2018
Oakman Inns reports like-for-likes up 8.5%
Oakman Inns reports like-for-likes up 8.5% in first half, new Ascot site averaging £83,000 net a week, plans to develop Beech House concept: Oakman Inns and Restaurants has reported like-for-like sales were up 8.5% for the 26 weeks ending 30 … view
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Wednesday 10th October 2018
Patisserie Holdings reveals winding up petition over unpaid £1.14m tax bill
Patisserie Holdings reveals winding up petition over unpaid £1.14m tax bill: The owner of Patisserie Valerie has revealed a winding up petition relating to an unpaid tax bill of £1.14m. Patisserie Holdings suspended its shares on AIM this mo … view
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Wednesday 10th October 2018
Hospitality industry launches mentoring initiative to fast-track female leaders
Hospitality industry launches mentoring initiative to fast-track female leaders: UKHospitality, executive search firm Odgers Berndtson, BT Sport and sector agency Elliotts have launched The Leadership Mentoring Programme to fast-track fem … view
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Wednesday 10th October 2018
Patisserie Valerie owner suspends shares, Marston's buys 15 former M&B sites, BrewDog et al
Patisserie Valerie owner suspends shares after discovery of ‘accounting irregularities’: Patisserie Holdings, the owner of Patisserie Valerie has suspended its shares after the discovery of “potentially fraudulent, accounting irreg … view
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Wednesday 10th October 2018
Propel Wednesday News Briefing
Hospitality sector risks losing out on £448m a year unless it fully embraces flexible working: The hospitality sector could risk losing out on £448m a year in economic output if employers fail to fully embrace flexible working, a new st … view
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Tuesday 9th October 2018
City Pub Group to raise £6.2m, Living Ventures puts Manchester House and Artisan into administration
City Pub Group to raise £6.2m, increases acquisition target to more than ten sites a year: City Pub Group, led by Clive Watson, has announced it proposes to raise £6.2m by way of a share placing to expand its estate – and has upped i … view
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Tuesday 9th October 2018
Burning Night Group goes into administration, offers on table to buy company
Burning Night Group goes into administration, offers on table to buy company: Bar company Burning Night Group has gone into administration but there are already offers to buy the company, Propel has learned. Begbies Traynor has been appoi … view
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Tuesday 9th October 2018
BrewDog to launch bar franchise programme
BrewDog to launch bar franchise programme: Scottish brewer and retailer BrewDog is to launch a bar franchise programme. The initiative will be trialled in ten UK locations, allowing Equity Punks to establish their own BrewDog bar in their home … view
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Tuesday 9th October 2018
Update: Best UK bar and nightclubs revealed, sector champions high street, Greggs, Pret
UKHospitality names best UK late-night operators: UKHospitality has announced the winners of the 2018 Late Night Awards, held in association with Propel. The winners were announced at a gala ceremony at Café de Paris, London, last night … view
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Tuesday 9th October 2018
Propel Tuesday News Briefing
Novus puts Tiger Tiger site in Haymarket up for sale, reports double-digit like-for-like growth at Balls Brothers and Tank & Paddle: Novus, the London bar and restaurant operator, has put its Tiger Tiger site in Haymarket up for sale as i … view
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Monday 8th October 2018
Burger & Lobster returns to profit
Burger & Lobster returns to profit a year after losses hit almost £11m, using London as ‘test kitchen’ for concepts it can roll out internationally: Burger & Lobster has reported a return to profit a year after pre-tax losses hit almost … view
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Monday 8th October 2018
Update: Sector demands digital services tax, Pret, Easyhotel, Shepherd Neame, pub closures
Sector bosses demand digital services tax to fund business rates freeze amid pub and dining ‘crisis’: A coalition of Britain’s biggest restaurant and pub owners has urged the chancellor to tackle the “crisis in hospitality and the … view
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Monday 8th October 2018
Propel Monday News Briefing
Restaurant Marketer & Innovator Awards open for entries: The Restaurant Marketer & Innovator Awards has been launched. The awards, in their second year, recognise outstanding marketing and innovation in the sector. Finalists will be invit … view
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Saturday 6th October 2018
Breaking News: Papa John's UK results, Novus, Lucky Voice, Cinnamon Collection et al
Papa John’s UK reports turnover and profit boost: Papa John’s UK, the country’s third-largest pizza delivery company, has reported turnover rose 19% to £67,256,000 in the year to 31 December 2017. The company made a pre-tax profit … view
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Friday 5th October 2018
Travelodge's £100m expansion, Tom Kerridge
Travelodge plans £100m expansion near conference sites: Travelodge has launched a £100m expansion plan that includes ten new hotels close to conference and events centres. The company, which already has 567 hotels across the country, r … view
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Friday 5th October 2018
Friday Opinion
Subjects: That’s entertainment, supping with the devil, time for a new apprenticeship deal and supplying the demand
Authors: Glynn Davis, Paul Chase, Jill Whittaker and Gareth Hutton

That’s ent … view

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Friday 5th October 2018
Propel Friday News Briefing
New data reveals places with highest and lowest restaurant density in UK: Edinburgh has the highest restaurant density in the UK as expressed by the number of people per restaurant, according to new data. Figures from the Local Data Compa … view
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Thursday 4th October 2018
Update: Wagamama reports first-quarter results, Jamie Oliver strengthens team
Wagamama reports UK like-for-like sales up 8.5% in first quarter: Wagamama has reported turnover increased 12.3% to £97.4m in the 16 weeks to 19 August, its first quarter of a new financial year. The UK saw 8.5% like-for-like sales growt … view
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Thursday 4th October 2018
MOD Pizza UK loses £11m, TGI Friday’s UK sale, Tim Martin defends staff policy
MOD Pizza reports £11m loss in the UK: MOD Pizza UK, the joint venture rolling out the US concept in the UK, has reported a loss of £11,079,000 in the 53 weeks to 31 December 2017 (2016: £5,020,000 loss), reflecting ‘the cost of the … view
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Thursday 4th October 2018
Propel Thursday News Briefing
Ei Group unveils Vixen Pubs as 11th managed joint venture: Ei Managed Investments, the Ei Group business that invests alongside industry-leading managed house operators, has launched its 11th venture, Vixen Pubs, a partnership with Helen … view
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Thursday 4th October 2018
Ei Group unveils new managed joint venture, sector's post-Brexit concern over food and drink price rises
Ei Group unveils Vixen Pubs as 11th managed joint venture: Ei Managed Investments, the Ei Group business that invests alongside industry-leading managed house operators, has launched its 11th venture, Vixen Pubs, a partnership with Helen … view
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Wednesday 3rd October 2018
Results: McDonald’s UK, Soho House, Stringfellows
McDonald’s UK reports turnover and profits up: McDonald’s UK has reported turnover increased by £19m to £1.593bn in the year to 31 December 2017. The company’s operating profit rose to £43m (2016: £282m). Pre-tax profit was £34 … view
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Wednesday 3rd October 2018
Propel Wednesday News Briefing
Ei Group and Oakman Inns end Hunky Dory partnership, first time managed joint venture finishes: Ei Group and Oakman Inns and Restaurants have ended their Hunky Dory Pubs partnership, Propel has learned. It is the first time an Ei Group ma … view
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Wednesday 3rd October 2018
Ei Group and Oakman Inns end Hunky Dory partnership, first time managed joint venture finishes
Ei Group and Oakman Inns end Hunky Dory partnership, first time managed joint venture finishes: Ei Group and Oakman Inns and Restaurants have ended their Hunky Dory Pubs partnership, Propel has learned. It is the first time an Ei Group managed … view
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Tuesday 2nd October 2018
Update: Foodservice inflation, TRG brings nine more sites to market
Foodservice inflation drops in August but key prices likely to rise in coming months: Overall inflation in the foodservice sector dropped in August due to a fall in meat and poultry prices compared with last year, the latest Foodservice P … view
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Tuesday 2nd October 2018
Revolution reports disappointing year, like-for-like sales minus 5% in recent weeks
Revolution reports disappointing year, like-for-like sales minus 5% in recent weeks: Revolution Bars Group, the UK operator of 76 premium bars, trading under the Revolution and Revolución de Cuba brands, has reported sales of £141.9m (FY17: … view
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Tuesday 2nd October 2018
Propel Tuesday News Briefing
Casual Dining Group hits back over ‘ill-informed’ government comments on company’s tipping policy: Casual Dining Group (CDG) has hit back at “ill-informed” comments by the government on the company’s tipping policy. The prime … view
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Monday 1st October 2018
Michelin awards record number of new stars for 2019
Michelin awards record number of new stars for 2019: There have been a record number of new stars awarded in the 2019 Michelin Guide. Inspectors awarded three new two-Michelin stars and 21 new one-Michelin stars. This year’s stars were … view
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Monday 1st October 2018
Deliveroo reports sales grow 116% to £277m but losses increase, now working with 50,000 restaurants
Deliveroo reports sales grow 116% to £277m but losses increase following year of major investments, now working with 50,000 restaurants: Deliveroo has reported sales grew 116% to £277m for the year ending 31 December 2017, compared with £12 … view
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Monday 1st October 2018
Government to enact legislation to ensure all tips are passed on
Government to enact legislation to ensure all tips are passed on: Theresa May has pledged to stop foodservice employers deducting money from tips given by customers to waiters and bar staff. The move, which will require legislation, will stop … view
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Monday 1st October 2018
Propel Monday News Briefing
Unsecured creditors of Jamie Oliver’s Barbecoa set to receive penny in the pound: Unsecured creditors of Jamie Oliver’s steak restaurant Barbecoa, which went into administration earlier this year, are owed about £3m and are set to re … view
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