By CHLOE founder Samantha Wasser talks about coming to London, vegan fish ‘n’ chips, and further expansion. ‘Bleecker Street’ has some particular connotations with London eaters: the street food-cum-no frills burger joint of the same name is where one goes to worship a good patty. To American expats and epicures, however, it could mean something […]
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 […]
It looks like 2018 has a whole host of challenges ahead for the industry. Challenges, indeed, which will force some businesses to adapt their strategies. So, what modus operandi will become thematic over the next 12 months, why will these trends emerge, and how can restaurant businesses take advantage?
January: possibly the most interesting (read: slowest) month for restaurants and bars. The buzz of Christmas and New Year has worn off, and people are generally cash poor – if not avoiding the biting cold by jetting off to Tahiti. It’s a month that’s a curse for many operators, but could it be an opportunity […]
At the beginning of 2017, experts suggested we were about to witness a wave of vegetarian butcheries, 1970s-inspired food, and ‘deconstructed coffee’ (whatever that is). Thankfully, such tropes are still yet to emerge in the UK food trends.