In a restaurant, getting the order from the customer to the chef needs to be quick and accurate. While the pad and pen will never go out of fashion, increasing numbers of restaurants are turning to more technological methods to speed up the process. Hand-held terminals are one way of doing this.
(28 March 2002 15:43:46)
Interim pre-tax profits at Signature Restaurants (formerly the Belgo Group) fell from £2.2m to £1.5m in the 26 weeks to 30 December 2001 as foot-and-mouth and 11 September reduced overseas visitors to central London where most of its restaurants are sited.
(28 March 2002 12:13:18)
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(28 March 2002 10:12:23)
The organisers of the British Meat Awards have announced the winners of the Heathcare Chef of the Year and Contract Catering Chef of the Year categories following their recent cook-offs at British Meat's head offices in Milton Keynes earlier this month.
(28 March 2002 10:07:12)
The slump in hotel property prices has caused Nomura to cut back plans to raise £1.25bn from its Le Méridien hotels in Continental Europe and the USA in a sale-and-leaseback deal.
(27 March 2002 15:45:21)
(27 March 2002 15:42:54)
Brakspear, the brewer and pub operator based in Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire, has reported an increase in both turnover and pre-tax profit for the year ended 31 December 2001.
(27 March 2002 15:38:56)