A Week on the High Street - July 17th 2019

17 July 2019 by Local Data Company

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Waka, the Peruvian-Japanese fusion restaurant that originally launched in the City, London in 2017 is to open its second London site near Liverpool Street with a third site already being negotiated.  Brainchild of siblings Irakli and Nino Sopromadze; the concept offers Nikkei cuisine which is a fusion cuisine created by settlers from Japan when they arrived in Peru in the 1800s.

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A Week on the High Street - July 10th 2019

17 July 2019 by Local Data Company

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With their aim to ‘make Harry Ramsden’s as accessible to as many people as possible’ the fish and chip brand are rolling out a new menu concept to more than 70 Mecca Bingo outlets across the UK. The concept will include six dishes from the Harry Ramsdens menu with home delivery also available in selected areas. 

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A Week on the High Street - July 3rd 2019

10 July 2019 by Local Data Company


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After falling into administration and fighting off a bid from rival barbecue brand Temper, Red’s True Barbecue has been bought by Tokyo Industries.  The smokehouse brand’s Liverpool restaurant will close but the Leeds, Manchester, Nottingham, Sheffield and Headingley sites will continue to trade and the investment will be used to expand into the UK festival market.  Red’s sister company, Legitimate Industries, which is a microbrewery, has also been acquired.

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A Week on the High Street - 26th June

26 June 2019 by Local Data Company


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New legislation is to be passed which will require food outlets to label all ingredients in food prepared on-site in a bid to protect serious allergy sufferers. The issue gained national coverage after 15 year old Natasha Ednan-Laperouse died after suffering an allergic reaction to a baguette back in 2016. Industry stakeholders have raised concerns however that food labelling will become difficult as cross-contamination is very tricky to eliminate in kitchens.

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A Week on the High Street - 19th June

19 June 2019 by Local Data Company


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Following their programme of expansion, bar and restaurant chain The Alchemist, is set to hit £50m revenue for the year to March 2020.  They opened their 16th venue in Shoreditch in May and has four more in the pipeline with sites in Brindleyplace, Birmingham; Gunwharf Quay, Portsmouth and Embassy Gardens and Canary Wharf in London already agreed.  Known for their theatrical cocktails the chain first opened in Manchester 2010 and now employ over 900 staff.

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A Week on the High Street - 12th June

12 June 2019 by Local Data Company


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Foxlow, the sister restaurant brand to Hawksmoor, has announced it will close the last two remaining restaurants in Clerkenwell and Balham at the end of this month.  The ‘neighbourhood’ restaurant brand has struggled to perform to the levels of the premium Hawksmoor brand. 

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A Week on the High Street - 5th June

05 June 2019 by Local Data Company


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Food delivery service, Deliveroo, has launched a restaurant makeover competition offering three independent operators the chance to win a £25,000 renovation. The final decision will be made by the public, who will have the option to vote via social media feeds, once the shortlist of contenders has been selected. The winners will receive the £25,000 revamp as well as support from Deliveroo’s Restaurant Partnerships Team with marketing and developing in-house operations.

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A Week on the High Street - 29th May

29 May 2019 by Local Data Company


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Restaurant and delicatessen chain, Filmore and Union have been bought out of administration in a pre-pack deal saving around 150 jobs. Coffeesmiths Collective, who’s flagship brand is Department of Coffee & Social Affairs, have acquired 10 of the 17 sites as well as the production kitchen. The remaining seven sites have ceased trading resulting in around 80 employees being made redundant.

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A Week on the High Street - 22nd May

22 May 2019 by Local Data Company


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Pret a Manger owners JAB Holdings has agreed to buy smaller rival sandwich chain Eat JAB Holdings, who bought Pret last year has reached an agreement to buy around 90 sites that will all be turned into their vegetarian-only stores.  Veggie Pret was created following successful trials in London and Manchester in response to consumer demand for vegetarian and vegan options. 

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A Week on the High Street - 15th May

15 May 2019 by Local Data Company

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Rosa’s Thai founders Alex and Saiphin Moore are to open a new grab-and-go Chinese-inspired noodle shop called Hoh Sek at London’s St Katherine’s Dock next month. Described as ‘a modern edgy Asian approach to noodles serving authentic broths with a bit of London style’, the daytime menu will feature six main noodle dishes that will be adapted with the addition of more sides for the evening offering. 

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