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Eating out spend up 5% on last year

The Deloitte Leisure Consumer Q2 report has shown that consumers spent 5% more on eating out compared to the same period last year.

Spuntino to open at Heathrow

Richard Beatty and Russell Norman’s Spuntino will open at Heathrow Terminal 3 in December.

Proove to open third site

Neapolitan pizzeria Proove will open its third site in Sheffield in August.

80% of Brits visit a sit-down restaurant weekly

According to the latest research from Canteen at JWT, 80% of Brits eat at a sit-down restaurant once a week, with this market most likely to live up to customer expectations than pubs, bars and fast food restaurants.

Just half of workers in UK hospitality are from Britain

As of June 2018, just 50% of workers in the UK restaurant, QSR, hotel and pubs sectors are from Britain, while 40% are from the EU and 10% from the rest of the world.

Hawksmoor to enter New York in 2019

Hawksmoor has confirmed a 180-cover site in Manhattan, New York, as its first restaurant in the US.

M Restaurants reports 15% sales growth

M Restaurants saw like-for-like sales increase 15% during the 12 months to 31 May 2018.

Boxpark Croydon launches pop-up kitchen

Boxpark is introducing its first pop-kitchen in Boxpark Croydon to encourage budding restaurateurs with a trial of up to three months.

TGI Fridays UK reveals sales increase

TGI Fridays UK has reported sales of £216m for the 53 weeks ended 1 January 2017, representing a 5.2% increase in underlying sales and 0.5% increase on a like-for-like basis.

Monty's Deli to launch crowdfunding campaign

Monty’s Deli is looking to raise £150,000 through Crowdcube in order to roll our more sites in indoor food markets across London and the UK.

The Stable attempts world record cider tasting

The Stable Exeter is hosting an official world record attempt for the largest cider tasting on 18 August.

Consumer spend in hospitality reaches 11-month high

Consumer spend in hotels, restaurants and bars saw growth reach an 11-month high of 5.4% in June 2018 compared to the same month last year, making it the strongest increase in spend across all categories in the Visa UK Consumer Spending Index.

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