Wagamama to Donate 1m Meals

12th January 2023 Wagamama, owned by The Restaurant Group, has launched a veganuary dish with a special partnership allowing one million meals to be donated to low income families. It has launched a new vegan take on its kare lomen dish – its regular menu is already more than 50 percent plant based. This will …

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Masala Zone Triples Turnover

11th January 2023 Masala Zone operator MW Eat has reported turnover has nearly tripled but that business was still being affected by the covid pandemic in its year to March 2022. It returned to profit and was cash-flow positive. However, turnover was still down by some 40% on pre-covid levels. The company, whose outlets include …

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Wasabi Up

10th January 2023 Wasabi, which operates 44 sushi and bento takeaway food shops and restaurants across London and the UK and sells its products through supermarkets throughout the country, increased its turnover by some 41% in the year to December, as stores saw an end to lockdown-related restrictions and the company continued to expand. Turnover …

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Living Wage

17th November 2022 Prime Minister Rishi Sunak and his Chancellor Jeremy Hunt have accepted officials’ recommendations and announced a significant rise in the national living wage from £9.50 an hour to £10.42.

Rosa’s Thai Expansion

15th November Rosa’s Thai Rosa’s Thai is to open in Nottingham before Christmas and Exeter next year.  Rosa’s Thai made its international debut last month in Dubai.

Itsu Milton Keynes

15th November 2022 Itsu Milton Keynes Itsu, the healthy Asian food chain, is set to open a venue in Milton Keynes, serving its Asian-inspired menu where he majority of dishes have fewer than 500 calories – a third plant-based. Any unsold meals will also be sold half-price every evening, to avoid food waste.

Generation Z

14th November 2022 According to research by the customer experience and retention platform SevenRooms, ‘Generation Z’ is spending £857m a week on hospitality, but restaurants must “up their social media game” in order to tap into this market.  While many consumers are tightening their belts, those aged 16-24 spend an average of nearly £70 per …

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