2018 is already looking like the end for many franchises. At the very beginning of the year, Strada announced the closing of close to half its UK sites. In its wake, Jamie Oliver Restaurant Group is currently considering the future of 30 of its restaurants, while Byron is seeking a 45% layoff from its landlords […]
Archives for January 2018
There has been a noticeable change in restaurant reservation times in recent years. Dee Laffan chats to Denise McBrien, General Manager of Old Street Restaurant in Malahide, County Dublin about this dining pattern and the reasons behind earlier dining hours.
Technology has changed the way we live, the way we connect with others and has significantly impacted how we are experiencing the world. In fact, could you even name an area of life that hasn’t been influenced by technology? We surveyed over 1,100 diners throughout the UK and found out exactly what they like and dislike […]
It’s no secret that hiring is top of mind for restaurants these days. “It’s been quite challenging for a lot of reasons but the changes in immigration policy post-Brexit have made it harder to find chefs for your restaurant,” says Guy Holmes, managing director at Captivate Hospitality, a restaurant marketing and consulting firm based in […]
Out with the old and in with the new, writes Dee Laffan, as we take a look at what’s on the hot, and not, list in Ireland in 2018.