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.
At Ham Yard Hotel in London’s trendy Soho neighbourhood, the Christmas season means the smell of mulled wine throughout the hotel, an impressive gingerbread display at the centre of the lobby and lots of guests. “Guests love what we do as festive decorations,” says Sarah Williams, food and beverage manager for the hotel. Ham Yard […]
It’s estimated that no-shows – guests failing to show up for their reservation, in other words – leaves UK pubs, bars and restaurants £16 billion worse off each year.