Casual Dining secures stellar Keynote line-up for 2018

New World Trading Company’s CEO Chris Hill, Yo!’s marketing director Luisa Fernandez, and Dishoom’s operations director Brian Trollip are the latest speakers now confirmed for Casual Dining 2018, which returns to the Business Design Centre in London on 21-22 February. They’ll be appearing at the event alongside other big names from the Casual Dining Group, […]

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Casual Dining Restaurant & Pub Awards 2018 finalists announced

Over 80 restaurant and pub operators from across the UK are now one step closer to being crowned the nation’s best, following the announcement of the Casual Dining Restaurant & Pub Awards shortlist today. The awards, organised by Diversified Communications UK, recognise and celebrate the standout restaurant and pub operators of the year across the […]

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Pub & restaurant leaders to deliver Keynotes at Casual Dining 2018

Casual Dining has unveiled more new speakers for 2018, including MDs and senior directors from PizzaExpress, Mitchells & Butlers, Casual Dining Group, Loungers and Pho. Returning to the Business Design Centre in Islington, London, on 21-22 February next year, the show’s free Keynote line-up now includes Susan Chappell, divisional director, exec committee, at Mitchells & […]

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Casual Dining Restaurant & Pub Awards 2018: entries now open

The Casual Dining Restaurant & Pub Awards, organised by Diversified Communications UK, is now accepting entries for 2018. The awards recognise and celebrate the standout restaurant and pub operators of the year across the growing multi-billion pound casual dining sector.  Previous winners include wagamama, Las Iguanas, ASK Italian, The Breakfast Club, Peach Pub Company, JD […]

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Casual Dining in the running for its third Best Trade Show Award

Casual Dining, which already has two best trade show awards to its name, is up for ‘Best UK Tradeshow – over 2,000 sqm’ at the exhibition industry’s AEO Excellence Awards this week. The multi-award winning UK event for casual dining operators (including multiple and independent pubs, bars, restaurants, and hotels) has now been nominated for […]

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Casual Dining enjoys best show yet with 9% increase in attendees

London was the capital of the casual dining world last week – as Casual Dining returned to the Business Design Centre in Islington, on 22-23 February, to showcase the best new products, solutions, insights, and innovations of the year. The multi-award winning event enjoyed its fourth year of significant growth, raising the bar yet again […]

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Casual Dining crowns two Kings of Craft

In a first for the show, two exhibitors were named ‘King of Craft’ at Casual Dining 2017.  Thistly Cross Cider’s Whisky Cask Cider and Freedom Brewery’s Organic Helles Lager both received top marks from the judges, who included selected VIP visitors. The competition was open to all Craft Beer & Cider Pavilion exhibitors. “Being voted […]

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Innovation Challenge Awards: The results

Three Casual Dining exhibitors struck gold today – winning coveted Innovation Challenge Awards at the show. Fourteen finalists (chosen by popular visitor vote yesterday from a record 40 entries this year) took turns to impress the judges in the live pitching session this morning.  Those judges included big name buyers from Casual Dining Group, Jamie’s […]

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What’s in store today?

If you weren’t able to attend Casual Dining yesterday, there’s still plenty of great content to enjoy today – including Keynotes from TGI Friday’s, Côte Restaurants, Hippo Inns, and Hard Rock International; market insights from MCA and CGA Strategy; The future of pub food panel debate; and the results of the 2017 Innovation Challenge Awards. Keynote highlights […]

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