Black Friday special: the deal, which launched on Monday of this week, lasts until Thursday 23 November

M&B slashes food prices for Black Friday

By Nikkie Sutton

Mitchells & Butlers (M&B) is offering a huge 50% off main meals in many of its pubs across its estate from Monday 20 November until Thursday 23 November.

Rise predicted: more footfall is expected in out-of-home dining next year

Eating out to grow by 83m visits next year

By Nicholas Robinson

The number of consumers choosing to eat out next year will grow substantially by 83m visits, while deliveries will grow 101m by 2019, according to new data from NPD Group.

Fragmented: lunch is the only meal consumed at a traditional time

Lunch is the only meal we can truly count on

By Nicholas Robinson

Fewer consumers across the globe are eating three square meals a day at traditional times, apart from lunch, which is still eaten by the majority of people between 12noon and 1pm.

Cutting down on food waste can save pubs thousands

Expert Insight

Reducing food waste – saving money

By Elliot Kuruvita

Since the recent launch of the new Food Save scheme set up by the Mayor of London, pubs and restaurants are being encouraged to take part in the initiative, with one pub already set to save as much as £10,000 after signing up.

Toby Carvery

Toby Carvery undergoes brand revamp

By John Harrington

Mitchells & Butlers (M&B) plans to update the brand image for Toby Carvery and move away from promotions for the 152-strong concept, which it has identified as one of its “expansion brands”.

Child-friendly pubs

Pub operators urged to cater for children

By John Harrington

JD Wetherspoon has been named as the eating-out pub chain with the most healthy meal options for children, as a new campaign is launched to put pressure on restaurants and pubs to improve their offer for children.

Top Tips: Selling food with coffee

Top Tips: Selling food with coffee

Allowing a customer to walk away holding just a coffee is a wasted opportunity. Matt Moggridge provides some tips on how to tempt them into buying something extra to eat as well

Winning dish: cod rarebit

Kent pub wins British dish competition

By Lesley Foottit

A Kent pub has won the Best of British chef competition run by brewer Shepherd Neame and foodservice supplier Brakes. Winning chef Stephen Osbourn...

Callaghan: offer is generating publicity

15p pub meal deal hits jackpot

By Lesley Foottit

A Lancashire bar operator has started offering pub meals for 15p in a bid to bring back customers. Tony Callaghan, the Wigan-based owner of 14 pubs,...

Maclean: 5th site

5th for Drake & Morgan

By Lesley Foottit

London operator Drake & Morgan will launch its fifth site, the Drift at London's newly developed Heron's Tower, on 4 July. The 5,770sq ft,...

Brakes: triumphant at awards

Brakes Group scoops eight gongs at BFFF

By Lesley Foottit

Foodservice supplier Brakes Group swept the board at last night's British Frozen Food Federation (BFFF) awards winning eight gongs.

Fish and chips: £5

Pub food: business boosters

By PubChef

Ideas for driving food and drink sales at your pub including £5 meals, beer-tasting plates and a two-for-one dining promotion. £5 meals Where:...

Eggleton: gained a Michelin star

New Michelin star pub packed out

By Lesley Foottit

The pub that gained a Michelin star in January has seen lunch and outside catering trade double since winning the accolade. Former Gordon Ramsay...

Take a chance: 8 or over and meal is free

Roll dice for your pub dinner bill

By Lesley Foottit

Shoreditch pub the Fox has a novel take on the January offers — roll dice for your dinner. Score and 8 or over and the food is free.

Toby Carvery: a succesful meal proposition

M&B's sharp prices policy

By The PMA Team

A M&B field trip to its own and competitors' pubs has spotlighted the "glaring differences in price point on product and asset quality".

Punch: new options on food

Punch beefs up menu options

By John Harrington

Punch has added new meal options to its cut-price food deal for tenants at set prices of £1.99 and £4.99.

Kitchen Revolution

Kitchen Revolution

Any bar chain which famously has an employee whose job title is 'vodka princess' probably resists taking itself too seriously. Nevertheless,...

Business boosters

Business boosters

Ideas for driving food sales at your pub Dinner party menu Where: the White Bull, Ribchester, Lancashire The idea: When Chris...

Money Mak£rs

Money Mak£rs

Looking for something new to attract clientele? Alison Baker offers some inspirationHand-crafted crockery Where: the Fox & Pelican, Grayshott,...

Anglesea Arms

Anglesea Arms

South Kensington, London Capital Pub Company managed house The idea of a country pub in the middle of London may sound like a fantasy, but that is...