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Spend in restaurants grows 8.6%

Consumer spending in restaurants grew 8.6% year-on-year in October, helping overall entertainment spend to rise 10.8%.

Black & White Hospitality launches international division

Black & White Hospitality has launched a new division that will focus on global expansion as it prepares to open its 50th venue in the UK.

Benito’s Hat confirms new openings

Benito’s Hat has announced two new sites, one in St Albans and another at the O2 Arena, which are scheduled to open in December and early 2019 respectively.

Third of millennials eating out less than a year ago

Over a third (34%) of millennials are eating out less than a year ago, with 60% saying this is a result of wanting to save money and 14% because of worries about Brexit.

Hospitality costs hit 12-year high

According to the 2018 UKHospitality Christie & Co Benchmarking Report, controllable costs within hospitality have risen to an average of 52.5% of turnover, the highest in the 12-year history of the report.

Bourgee returns with Norwich opening

After going into administration and closing three sites back in the spring of this year, Bourgee has announced the opening of a new site in Norwich.

Aiden Byrne steps down from 20 Stories

Aiden Byrne has stepped down from his position of chef director at 20 Stories in Manchester.

Caprice Holdings to open new restaurant in Selfridges

Caprice Holdings will open Brasserie of Light on 22 November in Selfridges, as part of the London department store’s £300m investment.

Impact of restaurant delivery revealed

The 2018 haysmacintyre UK Hospitality Index has revealed that just 18% of operators consider delivery to have a positive impact on profit.

Black & White Hospitality appoints new MD

Black & White Hospitality, the group founded by Nick Taplin and which credits Marco Pierre White as main shareholder, has appointed Brandie Deignan as its new managing director.

Carluccio’s appoints new commercial director

Carluccio’s has appointed Graham Ford as commercial director as the Italian restaurant group gears up to implement its £10m investment programme to fully refurbish the estate and introduce new product development.

Casual Dining Group signs new franchise deal

Casual Dining Group (CDG) has agreed a new franchising deal for its Las Iguanas, Bella Italia and Oriel Grande Brasserie brands in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

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