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Mitchells & Butlers launches new steak brand

23-Mar-2017 - Mitchells & Butlers has unveiled its latest brand called Son of Steak, in Nottingham, this week (20 March).

Pubs charged for food hygiene re-inspections

20-Mar-2017 - Pubs could be made to pay for requested re-inspections of their businesses under the Food Hygiene Rating Scheme (FHRS), the Food Standards Agency (FSA) has announced.

Michelin Guide pub chef's bid to help boost recruitment

20-Mar-2017 - The chef of a Michelin Guide-listed pub in Nottingham joined catering students from a local college to cook a gourmet meal to inspire them to consider a career in pub food.

Food-led pubs have grown despite trade decline

20-Mar-2017 - The number of branded food pubs have continued to grow despite evidence showing a small decline in the number of licensed premises.

Young's closes Burger Shack & Bar site

20-Mar-2017 - Young’s has closed its standalone Burger Shack & Bar in Wimbledon after just under a year of trading, MCA has learnt.

JD Wetherspoon to slash 7.5% off food and drink at 900+ pubs

16-Mar-2017 - JD Wetherspoon (JDW) chairman Tim Martin will hack 7.5% off all food and drink prices for one day across his 900+ pub estate later this year to demonstrate the effect a VAT cut could have on the hospitality industry. 

Chefs’ Choice Awards 2017 winners revealed

10-Mar-2017 - Hundreds of foodservice suppliers battled it out to have their products named the best at the inaugural Chefs’ Choice Awards in London earlier this week.

Younger diners don’t want to eat in ‘stuffy’ restaurants

07-Mar-2017 - Pubs are in the best position to cater for younger consumers who do not want to eat in “stuffy” restaurants, according to Bidfood’s group sales and marketing director Andy Kemp.

Ex-Potting Shed and Rectory couple set up Welsh food pub

27-Feb-2017 - The couple behind famous Cotswolds pub and boutique hotel the Potting Shed and the Rectory have set about transforming a Welsh village pub into a food destination.

Pubs could face £10,000 fine over using illicit wholesalers

18-Jan-2017 - Pubs trading with illicit wholesalers could face a fine of up to £10,000, HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) has warned.

Food safety

Zero hygiene rating for pub with encrusted fly killer and E.coli

13-Jan-2017 - A heavily “encrusted” electronic fly killer, the presence of E.coli and a lack of hand-washing facilities has left an historic Northamptonshire pub with the lowest food hygiene rating.

Top 50 Gastropubs

Matt Tebbutt announced as Top 50 Gastropubs presenter

04-Jan-2017 - Saturday Morning Kitchen and Food Unwrapped star Matt Tebbutt will host the Estrella Damm Top 50 Gastropub list reveal and awards later this month.

Food safety

‘Food fraud will hit profits and customer trust,’ pubs warned

02-Nov-2016 - Pubs and other food-serving businesses have been urged to be vigilant and protect themselves and consumers against the growing crime of food fraud.

Free-from food

Extra '£5k profit' in pubs from vegan food

26-Oct-2016 - A meat and dairy alternative company that is growing in popularity in UK pubs has launched a ‘joint of lamb’ and ‘chorizo sausages’ specially for eateries, following an uptick in demand for vegan and vegetarian products in pubs.


72 hours in London with The Morning Advertiser

28-Sep-2016 - If you’re thinking about turning your country pub into an elite restaurant destination, are keen to adopt the latest trends or are simply looking for ways to generate extra income, then read on.

In association with Makro

Getting the best out of Sunday lunch

19-Sep-2016 - Competition is rife when it comes to one of the UK’s favourite dishes, but Robin Hood licensee Nick Bennett is achieving higher GPs without compromising on quality

Create a healthy food menu for kids

28-Jul-2016 - Creating a children’s menu that satisfies young appetites, while keeping mum and dad happy that their cherubs are eating a balanced diet, can be tough. But the experts have a few ideas. Andrew Don reports


Robot Wars judge: ‘Bots will serve pints soon’

25-Jul-2016 - Robots will pull and serve pints behind UK bars sooner than operators think, according to Noel Sharkey, professor of artificial intelligence and robotics at Sheffield University.

Eating insects in foodservice ‘not safe yet’

13-Oct-2015 - More research into the potential allergenic, microbiological and chemical risks of eating insects is needed before they become commonplace on menus across Europe, experts have warned.

JJ Food Service eyes new sites after profits up

09-Oct-2015 - JJ Food Service has posted record profits of £12m for the year ending March 31 2015 – up 55% year-on-year – the majority of which would be pumped back into the company’s existing and new sites.

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