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YO! announces CVA and restaurant closures

YO! has confirmed it will enter into a CVA, resulting in the closure of 19 of its 69 restaurants and the loss of 250 staff.

London's Chinatown welcomes alfresco diners

A new campaign to support operators and customers has been launched in London’s Chinatown, which has seen an extra 150 covers created with new outdoor seating in Newport Place, as well as personalised lanterns and sustainable takeaway packaging.

More than 300 restaurants 'AA Covid Confident'

AA has approved more than 300 restaurants as ‘AA Covid Confident’ as part of its +2,500- strong list of hospitality and leisure establishments, which are listed and searchable online.

Restaurant sales surge 70% thanks to EOTHO

The government’s Eat Out to Help Out scheme has helped boost restaurant sales by 70% in its first week of operation, according to the latest figures from Fourth.

Norma launches 'at home' dining experience

Ben Tish’s Sicilian restaurant Norma, located in Fitzrovia, has developed a new Norma at Home dining experience that launches on 20 August.

Operators 'must commit' to test and trace schemes

Trade body UKHospitality has reiterated the importance of hospitality businesses playing their part in supporting the test and trace schemes across the UK, as the industry continues to open up following lockdown.

Haidilao to open first UK site out of London

Chinese hot pot restaurant chain Haidilao will open its first site in the UK outside of London in Bullring, Birmingham.

YouTuber opens third plant-based kitchen

YouTuber Mikey Pearce has revealed a third kitchen site for his plant-based brand Clean Kitchen Club, opening eight weeks after his latest venue in Brighton.

New casual dining report looks at property relations

New research from Colliers International says that landlords and operators “need to take a radical new approach to how they collaborate”.

Club Mexicana reveals launch date for first restaurant

Club Mexicana – the vegan, Mexican-Californian street food concept – will open the doors to its first restaurant on Tuesday 1 September in Soho.

Lollipop launches French salon in London

Experiential hospitality business Lollipop has announced details of its latest project – a French salon called Jolie, located in Chelsea – which is a crossover between a restaurant and cocktail lounge, serving experimental tapas-style food and drinks in a social and laid back atmosphere.

Pizza Pilgrims opens permanent meal kits faciltiy

Pizza Pilgrims has announced a new permanent production facility, located in London’s Herne Hill, which will cater for the prepping, packing and distribution of its successful Pizza in the Post DIY pizza kit.

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