Feb222018
Casual Dining 2018

Casual Dining 2018: Innovation Challenge Awards results

New innovations by Carlsberg UK, Crooked Beverage Co, Double Dutch Drinks, Heineken UK – Blade, and Yumpingo scored top marks with the judges at Casual Dining today.  All five were awarded Gold in the show’s prestigious Innovation Challenge Awards, which recognise the best casual dining products and solutions of the year. (more…)

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Feb222018
CD18 - Innovation Challenge Awards Gallery

Innovation Challenge Awards: The votes are in!

Casual Dining visitors were busy casting their votes yesterday at the Innovation Challenge Awards Gallery. Their top-picks (13 in all) have now been shortlisted for today’s Innovation Challenge Live ‘pitching’ session, taking place at 11.15am in the BDC’s Executive Centre, with the results to be announced at 2.15pm. Exhibitors hoping their products will come away […]

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Feb212018
Casual Dining Restaurant & Pub Awards 2018: Winners

Casual Dining Restaurant & Pub Awards 2018: Winners announced

The nation’s best casual dining restaurants and pubs were revealed tonight at the Casual Dining Restaurant & Pub Awards 2018, which took place at the Marriott London Grosvenor Square, following the first day of the Casual Dining show. Living Ventures, wagamama, Bistrot Pierre, Brewhouse & Kitchen, Loungers, The Alchemist, Flat Iron, GBK, and The New […]

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Feb202018
Casual Dining show

Casual Dining show back in London this week

Casual dining restaurant, pub and bar operators will be out in force at the Business Design Centre in London this week (21-22 February), checking out the latest new products and services on offer from over 200 exhibitors at Casual Dining 2018. (more…)

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Feb152018
Casual Dining 2018

Innovation Challenge Awards 2018: Who will get your vote?

Buyers looking for the latest innovations will have plenty to keep them busy at Casual Dining 2018, with more new products to see, sample and demo than ever. The Innovation Challenge Awards Gallery — showcasing 50 of the best casual dining innovations of the year — is always a good starting point to see what’s […]

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Feb142018
Innovation Challenge

Casual Dining confirms Innovation Challenge contenders for 2018

Thousands of casual dining restaurant, pub and bar operators from across the UK will be in London next week, over 21-22 February – as Casual Dining returns to the Business Design Centre to showcase the best new products, solutions, insights, and innovations of the year. Its fifth anniversary show, featuring 200 exhibiting companies, is now […]

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Feb132018
Casual Dining Keynote speakers 2018

Pub & restaurant leaders share the best advice they’ve ever been given

For Mitchells & Butlers’ Susan Chappell, “sharing stories that inspire and energise us to do something differently” is a big part of Casual Dining show’s long-standing appeal.  Its popular Keynote Theatre, which attracts hundreds of visitors per session, offers an invaluable opportunity to hear expert insights, business strategies and advice from some of the biggest […]

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Feb122018
Richard Boon Hubbox

Speaker Q&A: Richard Boon, Hubbox

Our final speaker Q&A for 2018 features Richard Boon, MD and founder of Hubbox.  He’ll appearing alongside Flat Iron’s Jo Fleet and KuPP’s Lesa Kleidon in the ‘Large multi-site brands of the future’ panel session on the show’s opening day (21 February).  With over 20 years’ of experience within the hospitality, tourism, nightclub, and restaurant sector, he’ll be sharing […]

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Feb092018
Susan Chappell, Mitchells & Butlers

Speaker Q&A: Susan Chappell, Mitchells & Butlers

Susan Chappell, divisional director / executive committee at Mitchells & Butlers, is another new speaker for 2018.  Drawing on insights from over 26 years with the company (she now has responsibility for All Bar One, Browns, Nicholson’s and the Castle pub portfolio), she’ll be discussing the challenges of staying ahead and relevant to your guests […]

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