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New openings: Cote, CAU, Brew, Bills, Living Ventures, Soho House, Fridays, Cabana, TRG, Inception
23 October, 2014

Cote is to open on Paradise Street at the Liverpool ONE development. In another busy week of opening plans, there is news of more sites for operators including CAU (pictured), Brew, Bill’s, Living Ventures, TGI Friday’s, Cabana, and the Soho House, Inception and Restaurant groups.

Formality thrown out the window
by Peter Martin

I don’t usually get too excited about which establishment or other has or hasn’t won a Michelin star. But this year the annual gastronomes’ guide book produced a bit of a shock, writes Peter Martin.

The need for speed
21 October, 2014

Pressed for time and more demanding than ever, consumers hate to wait. But as new research reveals, technology and systems can help restaurants get a hustle on. Tom Holman reports

Weather helps boost September like-for-likes 2.2%
16 October, 2014

Restaurant and pub groups enjoyed the benefits of September’s Indian Summer sun, with a collective like-for-like sales up 2.2% on the same month last year, according to latest Coffer Peach Business Tracker

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New openings: Wahaca, Café Pistou, Gusto, Ego, GBK, Five Guys, Friday’s, Rosa’s, Rib Shack and more
16 October, 2014

Mexican brand Wahaca has applied for a licence for a new opening for Manchester’s Corn Exchange as it continues its expansion beyond London. Other brands in another busy week of openings plans—in a year full of them—include Café Pistou, Gusto, Ego, GBK, Five Guys, Friday’s, Rosa’s, Chicago Rib Shack, Nando’s and Loungers.

Carluccio's 'undercover boss' Kossoff joins Peach 2020 conference line-up
18 November, 2014 • The Brewery, Chiswell Street, London

Carluccio's ceo Simon Kossoff, who famously went 'undercover' in his company for a TV programme earlier this year, is the latest big name to join the speakers' roster at this year's Peach 2020 Conference in London, on 18 November.

New openings: Pho, FED, Cote, New Moon, Five Guys,, Be At One, Geronimo, Bill’s and more
9 October, 2014

Vietnamese concept Pho has unveiled two more London locations for the next few months. It joins brands including FED, Cote, New Moon, Five Guys,, Be At One, Geronimo and Bill's with openings on the cards this week.
Hero & Icon Awards 2014

Nando's and Wetherspoon's lead Peach Hero Awards shortlists
18 November, 2014 • The Brewery, Chiswell Street, London

Wetherspoon's and Nando's are the brands leading the shortlists for this year's CGA Peach Hero Awards, each with five nominations. The awards presentation, the annual celebration of the brands and individuals at the forefront of the UK's dynamic eating and drinking-out market, will be in London on November 18.

Rowland and Horler to be guest chairs at CGA Peach 2020 conference
18 November, 2014 • The Brewery, Chiswell Street, London

Industry legends Robin Rowland and James Horler have signed up to chair the panel sessions at this year's Peach 2020 Conference at The Brewery, Chiswell Street, London, on 18 November. The invitation-only, pan-industry event for senior executives is celebrating its 10th anniversary.
Hero & Icon Awards 2014

Shortlists revealed for the 2014 CGA Peach Hero Awards
7 October, 2014

CGA Peach is delighted to reveal the shortlists for the 2014 Hero Awards—the annual celebration of the brands and individuals at the forefront of our dynamic industry.

New openings: Handmade Burger Co, Hache, Burger & Lobster, Prezzo, Las Iguanas, Bubba Gump, BrewDog, Young’s and more
2 October, 2014

The Handmade Burger Company is opening a third restaurant in Birmingham, at the Grand Central shopping centre. Other brands with opening plans this week include Haché, Burger & Lobster, Prezzo, Las Iguanas, Bubba Gump, BrewDog and Young’s.

New openings: Burger & Lobster, Rosa's, Taco Bell, Bone Daddies, Jamie's, Ed's, Dirty Martini
25 September, 2014

Burger & Lobster will be opening in Cardiff before the end of the year. Other brands including Burger & Lobster, Rosa's, Taco Bell, Bone Daddies, Jamie's Italian, Ed's Easy Diner and CG's Dirty Martini are also on the openings trail this week.

New openings: Coal, Las Iguanas, CAU, Rhubarb, Le Bun, Giggling Squid, Suchef, Nando’s, Tap, Caravan and more
18 September, 2014

Coal Grill & Bar is to open its ninth restaurant at the Southwater development in Telford. It joins brands including Las Iguanas, CAU, Rhubarb, Le Bun, Giggling Squid, Suchef, Nando’s, Tap, Caravan and TGI Friday's with expansion plans this week, continuing a hectic year of openings in the sector.

Colder August fails to chill eating and drinking-out growth
12 September, 2014

Britain’s restaurant and managed pub groups recorded another month of steady growth in August, with collective like-for-like sales up 1.3% on the same time last year, latest data from the Coffer Peach Business Tracker shows. Chillier than average weather had an impact, but the sector still delivered a 17th consecutive month of positive growth.

New openings: Le Bistrot Pierre, Porkys, River Cottage, Wagamama, Missoula, Turtle Bay, Loungers, Jamies and more
11 September, 2014

Le Bistrot Pierre opened last Friday (5 September) in Torquay, at the new Abbey Sands seafront development. A host of other brands with opening plans this week include Porkys BBQ, River Cottage Canteen, Wagamama, Missoula, Turtle Bay, Loungers and Jamie’s Trattoria.

Further growth prompts restructure at CGA
11 September, 2014

CGA Strategy, the global on-trade consulting business, has confirmed a corporate reorganisation which sees Jon Collins become Group CEO, based in Chicago, and current COO Phil Tate (pictured) promoted to European CEO, with responsibility for GB and CGA’s developing markets in Western and Eastern Europe.

McHattie moves on from ALMR top job, Nicholls new CEO
11 September, 2014

ALMR chief executive David McHattie is stepping down from the role to return to running his growing pub business. Kate Nicholls (pictured), currently strategic affairs director, has been promoted to CEO of the trade association.

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Street wise
11 September, 2014

Jonathan Downey, founder of Rushmore, has gone from the king of London bars to the champion of its street food scene, and now he wants to take it to the next level. Tom Holman and Peter Martin sat down for a chat. more...

New training for allergens
22 October, 2014

A new training course on allergens in food for pubs and restaurants has been launched by the CPL group, ahead of strict new changes to regulations in labeling driven by the EU. more...

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Crowdfunding ‘a transformational tool’—Johnson
22 October, 2014

Crowdfunding is opening up new sources of funding and encouraging some imaginative and risk-taking new concepts, according to serial investor Luke Johnson. more...

Growing pains and partnerships
11 September, 2014

Let’s park all those doom and gloom stories about pub closures for a just second. The truth is that the broader eating and drinking out market is in growth. It may be more steady than spectacular, but on the up it definitely is. more...

The 10 commitments of focus
20 February, 2013

Life is short, so concentrate on making a difference: that's a good philosophy to live by, says Jim Sullivan, and it works just as well for your business as it does in the wider world more...

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CGA Peach BrandTrack top 40: customer satisfaction winners
16, June, 2014

Loch Fyne is the brand delivering the highest levels of customer satisfaction in eating out—with Crown Carvery best for value and Jamie’s Italian for service. Those are among the findings from exclusive new rankings drawn from CGA Peach’s BrandTrack survey of consumer opinion.