UK Hospitality News how to beat coffee que's by using twitter
29th September 2010
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The Brighton-based restaurant and coffee shop, The Real Eating Company, has opened its sixth site and claimed that it is actively looking to expand. The privately owned group opened its latest outlet in the centre of Chichester.

In the week that Europe will take on America to battle it out for The Ryder Cup in Wales, the Forest Pines hotel in North Lincolnshire, part of QHotels, has been chosen as the UK's bid representative for the 2015 Solheim Cup.

The Government's latest Overseas Travel and Tourism figures, show that the amount spent by overseas visitors to the UK rose by 15.9% during July 2010 to £1.96b, compared with £1.69b during the same month of 2009. The number of overseas visits to the UK also increased by 4.9% to 3.24 million during July

Virgin boss, Sir Richard Branson, is understood to be seeking properties to launch a "contemporary" four-star hotel chain under the Virgin brand. Initially concentrating on sites in North America, the group aims to expand globally in the long-term.

The latest data from Experian showed that the number of hospitality businesses going into insolvency fell by 14% in August, compared with the same month last year.

The Great British Pub Food Awards are open for entries. The 2011 awards are seeking out national pub food champions and celebrating the achievements of top pub chefs, Great British pub dishes and pubco food developers. More at 

Bavarian Beerhouse, the London-based group specialising in German-style bierkellers, is reportedly looking to franchise its offer, that's according to the M&C Report

and finally...some workers in London will soon be able to tweet ahead to order their coffee from Bea's of Bloomsbury. The group, which launches its second site with the opening of One New Change, will be using a state of the art POS system that means tweets to @beas_bloomsbury will be directly added to the order queue.


Jay Darbar


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