Tag: restaurants

Early closing ‘absolutely devastating’ for some pubs and restaurants

Image copyright Arc Inspirations Image caption Martin Wolstencroft says the new rules are “disastrous news” for businesses like his New rules to curb the spread of coronavirus will be “absolutely devastating” for pubs and restaurants, leaving some businesses unable to cover their costs, the industry is warning. A 10pm curfew will be “disastrous” for some venues, according to Martin Wolstencroft… Read more →

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Restaurants at ‘critical risk’ of eviction

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Will Shu of Deliveroo was one of the signatories of the letter Major food firms have written to the UK government asking for “urgent support” as a moratorium on evictions looms. Companies including Deliveroo, Burger King and Itsu called for measures including a targeted extension of the commercial evictions ban. Revo, which represents landlords,… Read more →

Coronavirus: Some restaurants extend Eat Out to September

Image copyright Grosvenor Image caption A Pizza Pilgrims restaurant in Belgravia Some UK restaurants say they will continue the Eat Out to Help Out scheme into September with their own cash because it has been so successful. Latest HM Treasury data shows diners used the government scheme more than 64 million times in its first three weeks. Commercial landlord Grosvenor… Read more →

Coronavirus: Yo! Sushi to shut restaurants and cut 250 jobs

Image copyright Yo! Sushi Yo! Sushi has announced it will close 19 restaurants and cut 250 staff as part of a company-wide restructure. The company is launching a company voluntary arrangement (CVA), allowing it to shut loss-making sites. It said the current climate and “changes in consumer behaviour” meant that rents at some restaurants were unsustainable. Yo!’s boss Richard Hodgson… Read more →

Coronavirus: Pubs, restaurants and hairdressers reopen in England

Image copyright Getty Images Pubs, restaurants, hairdressers and cinemas in England are opening their doors for the first time in three months after a major relaxation of coronavirus lockdown restrictions. Businesses reopening on Saturday must observe strict social distancing rules. As measures eased, Boris Johnson urged people to act responsibly, while the government’s scientific advisers warned the latest step was… Read more →

Restaurants write to first minister asking for roadmap for reopening

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The coronavirus outbreak could be devastating for the hospitality industry About 70 independent restaurants and food businesses have asked the first minister to help secure the survival of the sector. The collective of businesses, ranging from street food vendors to Michelin-starred chefs, wrote to Mark Drakeford with a list of proposals. The letter calls for… Read more →