Pret A Manger swings back to profitability as chain gets boost beyond city centres

May saw revenue across the UK surpass 2019 levels for the first time.

Big Table Group to open two new Las Iguanas restaurants

The group, also the operator of Bella Italia and Café Rouge, extended its partnership with Center Parcs in 2021 with a new six-year deal.

Fridays’ first takeaway store concept partners with Dundee United and Dundee Football Clubs

Both collaborations will see digital content creation, player appearances, official merchandise, and featured branding at both teams’ grounds.

Icelandic snack bar concept Ísey Skyr Bar seeks UK franchisees

Paying homage to Icelandic heritage, the brand boasts healthy, tasty and fast snacks that have no added sugar and are high in protein.

Chains urged to improve buying discipline to tackle rising costs

Those who do so will be in the strongest position to keep their price increase to the minimum over the next few months, Lynx Purchasing suggested.

Papa John’s opens in Long Eaton

The opening follows recent ones in Castleford and Stourbridge.

Domino’s UK & Ireland CEO steps down

Dominic Paul will become CEO of Whitbread.

LEON opens second drive-thru restaurant

The chain is aiming to have 100 locations by the end of 2022.

Just 6% of Brits order takeaway several times per week: YouGov

29% or three in ten Brits buy takeaway food less than once per month.

Black Sheep Coffee to make Liverpool debut

The opening is part of three new additions to Liverpool ONE’s F&B line-up.

Four Slim Chickens restaurants to open on July 4

This will bring the fast casual brand’s UK portfolio up to 26 sites.

Delivery, takeaway sales dip YoY as British cities return to growth

Combined sales in May 2022 were 29% below the level of May 2021.

Papa John’s opens restaurant in Castleford

The company continues to call for prospective franchisees interested in running a multi-unit Papa John’s franchise.

KFC partners with food distribution company to give free meals to vulnerable people

The scheme will be rolled out to the majority of its restaurants by the end of the year.

Dining out spend poised to decrease as cost-of-living crisis worries Brits

The NPD Group’s Uncertainty Impact study showed a significant increase in financial concerns amongst the UK’s population.