Azzurri Group, the company behind Zizzi, ASK Italian, Coco di Mama and Radio Alice, saw sales increase 12.5% to £262.8m for the year ended 2 July 2017, according to its latest financial results.

The National Burger Awards is set to make a raucous return in 2018 to once again find the finest burgers in the UK from pubs, bars, restaurants and hotels.

The NPD Group predicts that there will be 83m more visits in the eat-out market in 2018, up 0.7% on 2017, and a further 93m in 2019, up 0.8% on 2018, despite stagnant wage growth and high inflation.

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