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Tim Hortons to open first European store in the UK

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The iconic Canadian coffee chain Tim Hortons has announced plans to expand to the UK, in its first foray into the European market.

The coffee and donut chain owns 4,464 restaurants across Canada, the US, and the Middle East, as well as announcing plans to develop the brand in the Philippines.

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Bistrot Pierre secures additional site within weeks of new openings

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Bistrot Pierre, the rapidly-growing independent French restaurant group, has announced an additional site to add to its growing portfolio in the up-and-coming town of Mere Green, Sutton Coldfield.

This news comes weeks before the Bistrot Pierre group opens its 16th site, in the seaside town of Weston-super-Mare on September 9th, and just shortly …

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2 Fingers – Residency at London’s First Fairtrade Bar & Café

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The progressive street food outfit 2 Fingers, dubbed ‘The Ultimate Fish Finger Sandwich Experience!’ is run by Ricky Panesar, and is now set to take up residence at London’s first Fair Trade Bar & Café, Fairly Square.

Launching on the 23rd September, 2 Fingers “will be serving up their celebrated fish finger sandwiches …

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Restaurant Group axe 33 Frankie and Benny’s and Chiquitos sites after new menu flop

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The chairman of Restaurant Group, Debbie Hewitt, has blamed a series of “own goals” by previous bosses as the company revealed that they had swung to a loss this year, and would be closing 33 of their restaurants including 11 Chiquitos sites, one Garfunkel’s, and several Frankie and Benny’s.

Ms Hewitt gave a …

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L’Enclume Named Britain’s Best Restaurant for Fourth Year

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For the fourth year in a row, Cumbrian restaurant L’Enclume has claimed first place in The Good Food Guide. The restaurant was awarded the full 10 points due to the “soaring sophistication” of the dishes, created by chef Simon Rogan.

Rogan said: “It’s amazing news to be number one for the fourth year …

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‘RefettoRio’ Startup to Take Waste Food from the Olympic Village to Redistribute Among Brazil’s Poorest

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‘RefettoRio’, a play on the Italian ‘refettorio’ (refectory), and of course this year’s Olympic city, Rio, is the brainchild of the celebrated chef Massimo Bottura and founder of Gastromotiva David Hertz. The ambitious project plans to serve 19,000 meals, recovering 12 tons of waste food, over the 20 days of the Games.

Bottura, …

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