Newswire - 8 June

08 June 2021Newswire Topics: Hotels & Guest Houses, Leisure & Nightclubs, Pubs & Bars, Restaurants
Newswire - 8 June

Prezzo to open first restaurant since 2018 at Islington Square

The Caterer has advised that Cain International, the privately held investment firm led by Jonathan Goldstein, has agreed a new lease with Prezzo for 8,432 sq ft at its Islington Square development in north London. This space will house both a new Prezzo and the business's Support Centre offices. Prezzo Islington will be the first new restaurant opened since 2018.

Smoke free policies 'hugely disproportionate step'

Councils have been lambasted after introducing smoke free zones on pavements where pubs and bars have set up shop for outdoor service, according to the Morning Advertiser.

Staff shortages lead to 'ransoms'

Shortages of skilled staff in the hospitality industry have led to bidding wars, kitchens 'held to ransom' over salaries and even 'live poaching', as firms are forced to cut trading hours, The Times has claimed.

Caffe Carluccio's plans 500 sites in five years

Big Hospitality has reported Boparan Restaurant Group is planning to launch 500 sites under its new Caffè Carluccio's coffee shop concept in the next five years.

More than half of adults in the UK have planned daycations rather than staycations this summer

Boutique Hotel News has advised that based on VisitBritain's sentiment tracker statistics, RBH Hospitality Management has found that 51% of adults plan for short domestic breaks between now and the end of the year.

Radisson's flagship Sheffield hotel development gets underway

The front end of the hotel, including ground-level retail and restaurant units, will be housed behind the Victorian façades of Palatine Chambers and City Mews on Pinstone Street. While Barker's Pool House to the rear is to be demolished and replaced with a new adjoining, complementary building, which will feature the majority of the hotel's 154 bedrooms, according to a report in The Hotel Owner.

Parkdean Resorts inks deal to roll out Thunderbird Fried Chicken across venues

The Caterer has advised that holiday park operator Parkdean Resorts has made a deal with Thunderbird Fried Chicken to open an initial two sites at its venues in Camber Sands, Sussex, and Trecco Bay, Bridgend, this month. The plan is then to roll out the offer across additional parks over the coming year. The concepts will trade under the Thunderbird Fried Chicken name, offering a menu of the brand's typical dishes, with Parkdean Resorts overseeing the full management of the sites.

And Finally...

Diners on a floating river cruise restaurant had to be rescued after the craft ran aground and got stuck in mud. The vessel, The Allen Gardiner, got into difficulty near Pin Mill, Suffolk, at about 18:00 BST on Sunday. Holbrook Coastguard Rescue Team and Suffolk Fire and Rescue crews came to the aid of the eight passengers and three members of crew onboard. The BBC claims that the diners thought the experience was "jolly good fun" and they would be "dining out on that story for quite some time".

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