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The Sea, The Sea announces executive chef

Leandro Carreira has been appointed executive chef of The Sea, The Sea in Chelsea.

Vegan diners pay up to 65% more for a restaurant meal

According to a new study by Caterer.com on selective eating, vegans spend on average 33% more on a restaurant meal than vegetarians and 65% more than people with no dietary requirements.

Casual Dining Group reports sales increase

Casual Dining Group, the operator of brands such as Las Iguanas, Bella Italia and Café Rouge, has reported like-for-like sales increase of 2.6% for the 11 months since June 2018 and a 4.2% growth for the 13 weeks since the New Year.

London Shell Co. to launch second floating restaurant

London Shell Co. will launch its second permanent floating restaurant on the Regent’s Canal at Paddington Central on 10 June.

Consumer spending in restaurants up 12.1%

Pubs and restaurants helped non-essential spending see strong growth in March this year, recording uplifts of 15.1% and 12.1% respectively.

Businesses braced for employee absence this Easter

Almost two-thirds (65%) of hospitality managers are expecting an increase in employee absences compared to a normal working week this Easter.

Tableware worth £186m stolen from venues

New research has found that 17m Brits have stolen tableware from a bar or restaurant, amounting to a cost of £186m.

Benihana reveals 53% growth

Benihana has revealed record 53% international growth for 2019.

Gaucho holding company acquires M Restaurants

Gaucho holding company Lomo Bidco has acquired M Restaurants.

LEON reports 23% sales increase

LEON has reported a 22.9% like-for-like sales increase for the first quarter of 2019, largely attributed to new menu innovations.

Are restaurants taking allergies seriously enough?

A recent YouGov Omnibus survey has found that although the majority of people (56%) say restaurants take their food allergy seriously, 25% don’t agree.

Manchester’s Hatch announces expansion

Hatch, the food, drink and retail pop-up destination in Manchester, is tripling in size from 2,480 sq ft to 11,840 sq ft.

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