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BrewDog Bars CEO – we are working on a global deal with SSP, I’m hopeful history is much kinder to James Watt

James Brown, BrewDog22 May 2024

James Brown (pictured), chief executive of BrewDog Bars, has said the business is working on a global deal with SSP to open in more transport hubs.


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Carl’s Jr22 May 2024

Boparan Restaurant Group (BRG), the owner of the Gourmet Burger Kitchen, Carluccio’s and Fishworks brands and operator of Slim Chickens in the UK, has signed a master license agreement to launch the US quick service burger brand Carl’s Jr here, Propel has learned.


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All Bar One22 May 2024

Mitchells & Butlers (M&B), the All Bar One, Toby Carvery and Harvester operator, has said it has continued to outperform the market with all its brands in like-for-like sales growth and expects full-year results to be at the top end of expectations.


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Nory22 May 2024

Nory, the artificial intelligence (AI) powered operating system for hospitality businesses, has secured $16m in a Series A funding round to help it roll out across the sector.


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Joël Robuchon International is to launch Le Comptoir Robuchon next month – the first of two new concepts22 May 2024

Nick Ayerst, chief executive of Comptoir Group, the owner of the Comptoir Libanais brand, has said that the sector is in a “whole new cost structure world”, which is not only impacting pricing decisions but opening plans.


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Urban Pubs & Bars22 May 2024

Urban Pubs & Bars, the London pub operator founded by Malc Heap and Nick Pring and backed by Davidson Kempner and Global Mutual, is looking to double in size over the next four to five years as it marks its tenth anniversary.


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Jamie Allsopp22 May 2024

The team behind Allsopp’s Brewery is to return to operating pubs with an opening in London’s Kensington. (Jamie Allsopp pictured)


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Strongarm Hospitality Group22 May 2024

London nightclub operator, Strongarm Hospitality Group, has made its restaurant debut.


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F1 Arcade22 May 2024

F1 Arcade, the Formula 1-licensed experiential concept from Kindred Concepts, is to open a US flagship site in Las Vegas next year, which will become its biggest site to date.


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Brunning & Price has reopened The Crabmill in Preston Bagot, Warwickshire22 May 2024

Brunning & Price, the pub operator owned by The Restaurant Group, has reported turnover increased to a record £112,844,000 for the year ending 1 January 2023 compared with £82,399,000 the previous year.


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Wimpy21 May 2024

Famous Brands has said political and economic uncertainties persist for its UK Wimpy business as it reported revenue for the division increased to £6,983,490 (162 million rand) for the year ending 29 February 2024 compared with £5,932,405 (142 million rand) the previous year. 


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Yo Sushi, part of the Snowfox Group21 May 2024

Snowfox Group – which owns the YO!, Panku, Bento and Taiko brands – has hired David Murphy, formerly of PizzaExpress, Wilko and Tesco, as the its new chief financial officer for Europe, Propel has learned.


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EL&N21 May 2024

The EL&N Deli & Bakery will open in Covent Garden’s heritage-listed Market Building in July, introducing a new range of artisanal bakery products including fresh focaccia and a range of sweet and savoury pastries.


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Hanks Dirty21 May 2024

Vegan fast food concept Hank’s Dirty has ceased trading, although its Cambridge and Ipswich sites have been saved from closure.


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Planet Doughnut21 May 2024

Shropshire doughnut business Planet Doughnut has rebranded and insisted it’s “here to stay” despite the closure of five of its stores.


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Caprice Restaurants21 May 2024

Caprice Holdings, the Richard Caring-backed, high-end restaurant business, has hired Ivo Barroso, formerly of Novikov Restaurants, as its new operations director.


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Peckwater Brands Logo21 May 2024

Virtual food brands operator Peckwater Brands, which includes Stonegate Group as an investor, is now overfunding after reaching its £800,004 target in its latest crowdfunding campaign.


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The New Inn Harborne21 May 2024

Brewer and retailer Joule’s has acquired The New Inn in Harborne, in the south west area of Birmingham.


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Cocotte20 May 2024

Chef Romain Bourrillon, the founder of healthy rotisserie chicken concept Cocotte, has told Propel he is already exploring potential sites for his new smash burger concept, Supra Burger.


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Wetherspoons20 May 2024

JD Wetherspoon has begun work on a £5m scheme to create a hotel with 26 bedrooms and a big 3,000 square-foot beer garden at The Mile Castle in Newcastle.


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Yard Ball20 May 2024

A retro street football experience that could be sport’s answer to crazy golf is set to open in Sheffield this summer. 


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Lane720 May 2024

Plans by bowling alley and amusement centre business Lane7, led by Tim Wilkins, to convert the former Boots store in Lincoln’s High Street into a new site centre have been approved.


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Bounce Ping Pong20 May 2024

A table tennis-themed sports bar and restaurant is due to open in the basement of the former headquarters of the Central Bank of Ireland, in Dublin.


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