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Patience pays off as Pieminister opens Birmingham city centre site, sixth venue in total

Bristol-based Pieminister has opened a restaurant in Birmingham, ten years after founder Jon Simon started searching for a site in the city. The new venue, Pieminister’s sixth in total, has opened at a former bank in Waterloo Street next to Michelin-starred restaurant Adam’s in the city centre. Pieminister’s plans to open in Birmingham almost a […]

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Franco Manca adds mobile and web ordering with help from Intelligent Business Systems

Leading Neapolitan sourdough pizza brand Franco Manca, owned by restaurant group Fulham Shore, has added mobile and web ordering options to its customer offering following bespoke integration work with Intelligent Business Systems (IBS). Franco Manca’s dedicated mobile and web ordering system links real-time with IBS’s POSLink EPOS technology and StockLink back office software for sales […]

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Revolution Bars Group gets go-ahead to open Revolución de Cuba in Birmingham

Revolution Bars Group, the operator of 66 premium bars across the UK under the Revolution and Revolución de Cuba brands, has been given the go-ahead to open a site in Birmingham. The company has been granted permission by the city council to open Revolución de Cuba in Temple Street. The space is occupied by parcel […]

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The Brighton Pier Group selects Intelligent Business Systems

Intelligent Business Systems has rolled out new EPOS solutions for The Eclectic Bars division of the Brighton Pier Group to help reduce operating costs and improve gross margins. “We’ve installed new EPOS in all our bar sites. This investment includes integrated chip and pin, which massively reduces the risk of defalcation, as well as improved […]

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Revolution Bars Group appoints former Intertain CFO as interim finance director:

Revolution Bars Group, the operator of 66 premium bars across the UK under the Revolution and Revolución de Cuba brands, has appointed former Intertain chief financial officer Mike Foster as interim finance director. Foster will work with the company while the search for a permanent replacement continues after Chris Chambers resigned in February. Chambers, who […]

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Revolution Bars Group appoints former Bill’s MD as director of food

Revolution Bars Group has appointed former Bill’s managing director Scott Macdonald as its director of food under contract. Macdonald will be responsible for reinforcing development of the food offering across the 67-strong Revolution and Revolución de Cuba estate. He will also oversee concept innovation to support the business’ next level of growth. Revolution Bars Group […]

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Benugo extends John Lewis partnership with Aberdeen opening

Cafe-deli and restaurant operator Benugo has extended its partnership with John Lewis by opening a cafe in its department store in Aberdeen. Benugo has launched the site on the second floor of the store in George Street. It is the company’s eighth site inside a John Lewis store. The new cafe offers breakfast, lunch and […]

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Fulham Shore chairman – ‘you should never increase your estate by more than 50% in a year’

The chairman of Fulham Shore, which operates Franco Manca and The Real Greek, has said he does not believe a company should increase its estate by more than 50% in the year. David Page also said its Franco Manca sites in London tend to trade almost instantly at full capacity and can get cheaper rents […]

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MeatLiquor agrees heads of terms on three sites, ponders fund-raise to ‘test market’

MeatLiquor co-founder Scott Collins has told Propel the company has agreed heads of terms on three sites – and could undertake its first fund-raise to “test the market” as the company continues expansion. The 12th MeatLiquor restaurant is due to open in King’s Cross this summer. Collins said: “There is still a lot of fun […]

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