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Not just for Veganuary: Whitbread head of food and beverage development shares tips for success with vegan dishes

Whitbread share top tips for success with vegan dishes

By Rebecca Weller

Chris Seaby, head of food and beverage development at Whitbread, who joined the pub restaurant and hotel operator last year after 26 years at retailer M&S, offers tips on plant-based food and shares insights on Whitbread’s Veganuary offer

Sloppy Joe Burger: Garden Gourmet to feature at 1,200 Whitbread sites

Whitbread menus to feature plant-based 'Garden Gourmet' dishes

By Rebecca Weller

In January 2021 45% of meat-eaters aged 25 to 34 had cut down their meat consumption, research by Mintel showed, and the number of Brits adopting a vegan diet in 2020 skyrocketed by 40%, according to Finder, showing the demand for plant-based dishes has...

Large operator: Whitbread stated the job losses were less than previously feared

Whitbread cuts 1,500 jobs

By Nikkie Thatcher

The parent company of Beefeater, Brewers Fayre and Premier Inn confirmed 1,500 job losses in its latest trading update – just over 4% of its 36,000 staff.

Redundancies reined in? 'Whitbread’s long-term strategy remains as relevant and compelling as ever,' Whitbread CEO Alison Brittain said of the company’s latest financial results

Whitbread could halve job cuts

By Stuart Stone

The operator behind Brewers Fayre, Beefeater and Premier Inn may significantly reduce redundancy plans following the extension of the furlough scheme and vaccine breakthrough.

Well placed: 'Whitbread’s long-term strategy remains as relevant and compelling as ever,' Whitbread CEO Alison Brittain said

Whitbread ‘well placed’ in the UK despite pandemic losses

By Stuart Stone

The operator behind brands such as Brewers Fayre, Beefeater and Premier Inn has revealed a swing from £219.9m in pre-tax profit to a statutory loss of £724.7m in its interim first half results for the 2021 financial year.

Whitbread reiterated plans to open around 300 net new stores worldwide

Whitbread lfls grow 4.3%

By John Harrington

Whitbread, the leisure group, has reported a 4.3% rise in like-for-like sales in the 13 weeks to 28 November.

Whitbread witnesses a slowdown

Whitbread sees slowdown in growth in Q2

By John Harrington

Whitbread, the leisure operator, saw a slowdown in growth in the second quarter of its financial year, with total like-for-likes in the 11 weeks to 15 August up 2.1% against a 2.6% increase across the half-year.

Whitbread aiming for 10 new sites per year

Whitbread aiming for 10 new sites per year

By John Harrington

Whitbread hopes to open around 10 pub-restaurants per year over the next five years, and will continue to focus on joint sites next to its hotels, finance director Nicholas Cadbury has said.

Whitbread posted a strong performance by its brands

Whitbread brands drive healthy results

By M&C Report

Whitbread has reported a 3.3% increase in like-for-like sales for the 13 weeks to 29 November, driven by a strong performance from Costa.

Whitbread reports 4.2% rise in like-for-like sales in second quarter

Whitbread reports 4.2% rise in like-for-like sales in second quarter

By Mark Wingett, M&C Report

Whitbread, the leisure group, has reported a 4.2% rise in like-for-like sales for the 11 weeks to 16 August, driven by a 5.7% rise in sales across its Costa Coffee estate and a 4.9% increase in sales through its 389-strong pub restaurant division.

Taybarns: Whitbread brand

Whitbread brings in food supremo from Wagamama

By Mark Wingett

Whitbread has made a further move to strengthen the food offer across its c.390-strong pub-restaurant estate, with the appointment of its first food director, Ronald Lento.

Whitbread reports a 2.6% increase in like-for-like sales

Whitbread reports a 2.6% increase in like-for-like sales

By Mark Wingett, M&C Report

Whitbread has reported a 2.6% increase in like-for-like sales for the year to 1 March 2012, on the back of continued growth at Costa Coffee, but said that trading had been variable during the year and that it expected that trend to continue.

Whitbread to meet FY expectations

Whitbread to meet FY expectations

By Mark Wingett

Whitbread, the owner of Beefeater and Brewers Fayre, said this morning that it was on track to meet full-year expectations, as it reported a rise in like-for-like sales across all its divisions for the 13 weeks to 1 December, but warned that trading continued...

Whitbread value food offers proving popular

Whitbread sees profits rise

Whitbread has reported a 15.2% rise in underlying profit for the six months to 1 September. Underlying profit before tax for the group was £174.9m (2010/2011: £151.8m) on revenue up 10.7% to £891.3m.

Dave Daly: Predicts bright future for managed houses

Managed houses fit for future success

By Dave Daly

It seems that a lot of managed houses are running a lot stronger than they were 10 to 15 years ago, including a few wet-led town centre pubs, writes Dave Daly.

Whitbread reports sales slowdown

Whitbread reports sales slowdown

By Michelle Perrett

Whitbread, the restaurant and hotel group, has reported a slowdown in sales for the 13 weeks to 2 June with its pub restaurant division being...

Whitbread: new appointment

Whitbread appoints pub restaurant COO

By Mark Wingett, M&C Report

Whitbread has continued the reorganisation of its pub restaurant division with the appointment of Peter Blake as chief operating officer.

Red tape: chance for licensees to have their say

Red tape challenge starts today

By John Harrington, M&C Report

The pub industry's opportunity to have its say on which pieces of red tape should be binned gets underway today. Former Whitbread chief executive...

Beefeater: part of Weymouth Premier Inn site

Pub restaurants at new Premier sites

By Mark Wingett, M&C Report

Whitbread plans to open a Beefeater Grill and a Brewers Fayre at its two new Premier Inn sites in the coastal resorts of Weymouth and Weston-super-Mare.

Whitbread: bought Coffee Nation

Whitbread buys Coffee Nation

By Mark Wingett, M&C Report

Whitbread, the leisure group, has this morning reported a 6.7% increase in like-for-like sales for the 50 weeks to 17 February 2011, driven by strong...

Whitbread brands add soup to menu

Whitbread pubs add low-salt soups to menu

By Lesley Foottit

A number of Whitbread brands have introduced a variety of lower salt soups to their menus. Brewers Fayre, Beefeater Grill and Table Table now offer...

Beefeater: one of Whitbread's pub restaurants

Snow slows sales at Whitbread restaurants

By Ewan Turney

Whitbread has reported a 5.5% uplift in covers at its pub restaurants for the 39 weeks to 2 December despite a slow third quarter due to the poor...

Parker: steps down in November

Whitbread boosted by £5m VAT refund

By Ewan Turney

Whitbread has been boosted by claiming back £5m worth of VAT paid on gaming machines at its pub restaurants. The money has been claimed back from...

Beeafeater: one of Whitbread's pub restaurant brands

Whitbread: 100 new pub restaurants

By Martyn Leek, M&C Report

Whitbread, the hospitality group, intends to open 100 new pub restaurants in the next four to five years. It told the UK Pub Retail Summit that 200 hotel openings are planned — 50% of which would include a pub.

Parker: hailed strong performance

Whitbread: strong trading continues

By Martyn Leek, M&C Report

Whitbread has unveiled group wide like-for-like sales growth of 7.9% for the 24 weeks to 19 August 2010.