KFC drops Icon mantra “Finger-Lickin’ Good”

KFC says it is halting its “Finger-Lickin’ Good” amid the coronavirus pandemic. “ We find ourselves in a unique situation- having an iconic slogan that doesn’t quite fit in the current environment,” the company said given the current hygiene advice. It’s packing with the phrase obscured and said the phrase would return when the time…

Pizza Express closes 73 outlets with 1, 100 job losses

Pizza Express chain owned by Chinese firm Hony Capital is to close 73 of its UK restaurants with the potential loss of 1, 100 jobs in a deal to reduce rent costs. Zoe Bowley, Pizza Express’s managing director for the UK and Ireland said: “Unfortunately, the impact of the global pandemic has meant that we…

Ritz London targeted by scammers

Ritz Hotel in London have been targeted by scammers posing as hotel staff to steal payment card details. The scammers were extremely convincing when they phoned  with accurate details of their restaurant bookings, asking  them to confirm card details . Thye then tried to spend thousands of pounds at the catalogue retailer Argos. According to Ritz,…

£10 off scheme starts today if you eat out

Diners  get 50 % discount as “eat out help out” kicks in today The offer of Diners getting 50 per cent off as “eat out to help out” scheme begins today morning and is valid at more than 72, 000 eateries on Mondays to Wednesdays throughout August 2020. The discount capped at £10 per person…

Starbucks, McDonalds and Wetherspoon all slash food prices

A $4bn cut in VAT has come into force, allowing firms in the food, drink and hospitality sectors to slash prices. Starbucks and McDonald’s are the latest firms to promise reductions after the chancellor ordered a temporary VAT cut from 20  per cent to 5 per cent. The treasury estimates households could save £160 a…

Sommelier’s view of succeeding in the toxic world of fine dining

  When Sommelier Victoria James (13) spilled a drop of wine on the tablecloth of a Michelin –starred restaurant in New York, she was publicly punished and  warned her next mistake  would cost her, her job. From then on her hands would tremble every time she poured.   Aged nineteen, Victoria was serving sugary Cosmopolitans…