Casual Dining Magazine has announced it will change its name, increase its circulation and broaden the focus of the businesses it covers.

Loungers, the operator of 168 eateries across England and Wales that trade under Lounge and Cosy Club brands, has announced a like-for-like sales growth of more than 25% over the 13 weeks to 4 October.

George Hersey has been promoted to group general manager of the Adam Handling Restaurant Group.

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James Cochran revives 2018 menu

James Cochran, founder of Islington restaurant 12:51, has reintroduced his lockdown concept Around the Cluck to the menu, as well as his 2018 winning Great British Menu dishes and roast dinners.

Atul Kochhar opens second Marlow restaurant

Atul Kochhar has opened his second restaurant, Vaasu, in Marlow, bringing his restaurant portfolio up to four.

Just 1% of venues linked to NHS Track and Trace

Hospitality trade bodies have revealed that just 1% of venues across the UK have been linked to NHS Test and Trace incidences.

Vegan orders surge more than 100% in 12 months

New data from Deliveroo has revealed that since November 2019 (World Vegan Month), vegan food orders made via the delivery platform have surged by 115%.

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