Fridays, part of newly listed Hostmore plc, has announced a brand new partnership with illy coffee which will see a fantastic range of 12 new luxurious Italian coffees at every Fridays UK location, following a trial at selected restaurants.  Alongside the classics – Espresso, Americano, Latte, Cappuccino, and Hot Chocolate – will be a desirable …

 TOCA Football, Inc. (TOCA), the world’s leading, technology-enabled soccer experience company, announced today the rollout of its new soccer entertainment venue TOCA Social in the U.S.  TOCA Social will open to guests in Dallas in early 2023, offering friends and families a unique place to eat, drink and play. A selection of soccer-themed entertainment and immersive games …

Following the relaxation of Plan B measures, it’s full steam ahead for the return of the Lakes Hospitality Trade Show this March. Anticipation is building for the much-missed free event on Wednesday 9 and Thursday 10 March, with more than 300 people registering for tickets within just 24 hours of them being made available to businesses. …

Urban Playground, in partnership with Objective Media Group is launching THE CUBE LIVE at Manchester Arndale, the world’s first retail format of the highly successful ITV entertainment show, ‘THE CUBE’. Designed by renowned international architects Baranowitz + Kronenberg (B+K), the studio has applied their aptitude in spatial design and human experience, to create a world …

Bink has integrated restaurant booking platform SquareMeal into its digital loyalty offering – giving restaurants a seamless way to connect with their customers, get to know them better and expand their reach. Thanks to the new integration, Barclays customers can now sign up to SquareMeal Rewards through the Loyalty Cards feature on the Barclays app. …

It’s Chinese New Year and to celebrate premium Chinese baijiu producer, Fenjiu, is launching a new cocktail at China Tang at The Dorchester. Created by head bartender, Leo Surovec, the new Fenjiu cocktail is named Fen Chiew Blossom and is listed in China Tang’s elegant bar at £18 per serve. Fen Chiew Blossom marries the …

Sunny Hodge, founder of award winning bars Diogenes the Dog and aspen & meursault has raised a Government petition to extend skilled working visas to key hospitality workers With the hospitality industry reeling from the combined blows of Brexit and Covid-19, Diogenes the Dog  and aspen & meursault founder Sunny Hodge has raised a petition to extend the Skilled …

Stable supply chain is key for operators and dealers, says tableware specialist How do you get round the massive supply chain and global logistics problems facing the hospitality industry?  Utopia, the UK’s largest supplier of tableware for the HoReCa sector, has created an answer: find alternative sources that are closer to home, so controlling the …

Stint, the student work app, has announced the appointment of Harry Lang as its first Chief Marketing Officer. This senior hire comes as Stint looks to drive forward its ambitious growth plans going into 2022.  Lang will lead, grow and mature the marketing team with a focus on building brand strategy and brand awareness, improving …

Arc UK (a subsidiary of Arc France) has announced the acquisition of Arc International Tableware Ltd (AIT) from 1st February 2022, strengthening its position as the number one brand in the foodservice market for professional glassware. The acquisition marks a significant step in Arc UK’s long term growth strategy to secure sustained market share by …