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Star Pubs & Bars pumps more than £4m into pub kitchens

24-Jul-2017 - Star Pubs & Bars has invested £2.7m in kitchens, and will stump up another £1.6m this year, as part of its fixtures and fittings (F&F) policy.

Coach stages dinner date

21-Jul-2017 - Elite chefs met for the Estrella Damm Top 50 Gastropubs regional dinner and enjoyed a taste sensation from three of the very best in their field. Nicholas Robinson reports.

Frozen food: thawing profit opportunities

21-Jul-2017 - The stigma around frozen food is melting and operators should look at the segment to cut their costs and still deliver a great quality meal. Nikkie Sutton reports.

Parliamentary Pub Chef of the Year Competition returns

21-Jul-2017 - The British Beer & Pub Association (BBPA) Parliamentary Pub Chef of the Year Competition is back, following its success in 2016.

We're at risk of another horsemeat scandal

19-Jul-2017 - Unless every part of the food chain remains vigilant, the UK food industry is at risk of another horsemeat scandal, a top expert has warned.

Bidfood unveils Christmas range with 'free-from' focus

19-Jul-2017 - Bidfood has revealed its Christmas range for this year, which includes more than 120 new products and taps into the ‘free-from’ trend.

Trade bodies join forces to outline Brexit priorities

19-Jul-2017 - Pub industry bodies are among more than 20 organisations that have outlined 10 Brexit priorities to protect the UK’s food and farming sector.

Walkabout announces new ‘heritage-focused’ menu

19-Jul-2017 - Stonegate Pub Company brand Walkabout has announced its new menu, which taps into the company’s Australian heritage and is due to hit sites later this month (25 July).

Cod off the ‘endangered’ list

19-Jul-2017 - British cod is back on the menu and accredited as sustainable, more than a decade after North Sea cod stocks came close to collapse.

Major improvement in pubs' allergen awareness controls

19-Jul-2017 - Allergen awareness in pubs has improved since the introduction of the Food Information to Consumers Regulations (FIC) in 2014, according to new research from the Food Standards Agency (FSA).

Pub kitchen chip pan blaze sparks advice from fire service

17-Jul-2017 - Essex County Fire and Rescue Service has issued advice for operators to avoid chip pan fires in kitchens after a pub in the county was involved in an incident.

Pub sparks outrage by offering free food to those over 25 stone

13-Jul-2017 - A northern pub famed for its Man v Food challenges has been criticised for offering free food to customers weighing more than 25 stone.

The nation’s favourite pies revealed

11-Jul-2017 - A mixture of sweet and savoury pies varied throughout the nation, according to a survey conducted by delivery company Hungry House.

TripAdvisor partners with Deliveroo creating global ‘one-stop shop’

11-Jul-2017 - TripAdvisor will be a “one-stop shop” following the integration of Deliveroo’s restaurant listings on to its review site.

Music can alter the way diners taste, says neuroscientist

10-Jul-2017 - Diners appreciate particular dishes more when listening to particular kinds of music, which is something pubs could tap into according to a leading scientist.

Brewhouse & Kitchen hits milestone with 1m brews

06-Jul-2017 - Brewhouse & Kitchen has revealed it brewed a staggering 1m pints from its own in-house breweries over the past 12 months.

Spend at lunch venues soars thanks to technology

06-Jul-2017 - Customer spend at lunch venues has risen by 9% over the past 12 months thanks to technology, according to customer insight experts.

Most common hospitality food safety mistakes

05-Jul-2017 - The most common food safety mistakes made in the hospitality sector include reusing unclean cloths, inadequate allergen understanding and working when ill, according to public health experts.

Eating out sector 'under threat' despite PM’s visa assurances

04-Jul-2017 - The eating-out sector could be under threat if the Government doesn’t fill jobs in the UK with foreign workers after Brexit, according to a leading trade association.

Norovirus outbreaks caused by dirty chefs' hands

30-Jun-2017 - Poor handwashing in kitchens and overlooking other hygiene practices are contributing to the spread of dangerous foodborne bugs such as Norovirus, according to the Food Standards Agency (FSA).

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