Hospitality Highlights 8th June 2020
News curated by Virtual Solutions
Restaurant chain Popeyes has revealed a new look and logo design. The popular restaurant chain has refreshed its classic logo, one that it’s had in place since 1972. The company, which had to close all its sites due to COVID-19, has also taken the opportunity to refresh the look of its restaurants. Hoping that the new designs will entice customers back. Read more about this story here.
Hospitality management company Charlestowne Hotels has appointed a new Corporate Director of F&B. Anthony Langan will now head up the company’s food and beverage division and lead strategic operations across Charlestowne’s 135 locations. His duties will also include developing programs to drive traffic, revenue and new customers. Read more here.
UK Prime Minister is “optimistic” about reopening of pubs and restaurants. Boris Johnson has said he’s hoping the hospitality industry will be able to open sooner than anticipated. Mr Johnson estimated that the industry will hopefully begin to reopen in July, but has now said, “We may be able to do things faster than I previously thought.” However, like before it will all depend on the rate of COVID-19 infection. Read more here.
Bakery chain Greggs aims to reopen all sites by July. The firm owns 2,050 bakeries across the UK and has slowly been reopening certain sites on a trial basis. The company aims to open 800 sites in June with the rest to follow in July. However, it’s expected that some form of social distancing measures will need to be put in place to prevent overcrowding from customers. The plans also depend on the UK infection rate lowering by July. Read more here.
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