Some time ago, the BBC put out a poll asking the public how they’d define their ideal atmosphere in a restaurant. 76% of respondents answered ‘relaxed’. 7% preferred a ‘formal fine dining’ setting, while 17% wanted a ‘busy and exciting’ ambience. I don’t know about you, but in this context I’ve always found ‘relaxed’ to […]
Contrary to how things were not that long ago, dining out on an accessible, high quality supper can be cheap. But offering a good value menu can be expensive – without staff trained to know what they’re doing, an optimised floor plan, and a bit of extra customer-facing nous, one might find it is more […]
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’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 […]
There has been a steady rise in the number of people dining out on Christmas Day and due to the increase in demand, there are now lots of options available on the big day. Dee Laffan takes a look at why this is happening and what kind of packages are on offer.