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Costa Coffee says up to 1,650 roles at risk of being cut as it feels COVID-19 hit
8 Sep 20
The firm is consulting with staff to try to find roles in other parts of the business for those facing redundancy.
Domino's appoints Natalia Barsegiyan and Lynn Fordham as independent non-executive directors
8 Sep 20
Neil Smith has also been appointed as permanent CFO.
KFC names John Mays as director of equity and inclusion
1 Sep 20
He will lead the development and implementation of the chain’s equity and inclusion vision and strategy.
No more gig economy workers for Just Eat Takeaway, CEO says
18 Aug 20
The company also plans to add thousands of jobs in the UK.
Pret A Manger asks staff to cut working hours
11 Aug 20
The chain said footfall in our shops remains significantly below normal levels.
Brian Caulfield, Andy McCue join Camile Thai Kitchen board
9 Feb 21
Further hires are planned for the first quarter of 2021.
Tortilla offers 50 new placements as part of gov't Kickstart Scheme
2 Feb 21
Kickstarters will receive the same training and development as all of the brand's employees.
Prezzo executive chair Karen Jones to represent hospitality sector on new business council
26 Jan 21
The Build Back Better Council was established to fuel the economic recovery and future growth plans for the country.
Starbucks CFO Patrick Grismer to retire
12 Jan 21
Rachel Ruggeri, senior vice president of Finance, Americas, will be his successor.
Hospitality tech firm Flipdish creates 70 new jobs
17 Dec 20
Of these jobs, 50 will be filled by December 2021.
Just Eat to give hourly pay, statutory benefits to UK couriers
14 Dec 20
The move is expected to create over 1,000 jobs.
FETCH appoints Benvolio Panzarella as global VP for sales and marketing
1 Dec 20
He was previously the regional director for Just Eat in Italy.
German Doner Kebab names Michael Bruno as new NA franchise recruitment director
17 Nov 20
His appointment comes as the brand opens its first two restaurants in Ottawa and Vancouver.
Greggs to cut 820 shop staff jobs
17 Nov 20
The chain currently employs 25,000 persons.
Pizza Express appoints David Campbell as new CEO
10 Nov 20
The appointment comes amidst plans by the pizza company to close over 70 restaurants.
German Doner Kebab names Rich Collie as new head of project management
10 Nov 20
The chain plans to open 40 restaurants in 2021.
KFC eyes 5,400 more jobs by end-2020
27 Oct 20
Some of the jobs will be funded by the government’s Kickstart scheme.
Pret A Manger to close six shops, expects challenges over next months
20 Oct 20
400 roles are at risk of redundancy.
Greggs confirms consultations with staff over potential job cuts
22 Sep 20
It has not confirmed, however, how many roles are at risk.
Domino's to create 5,000 new jobs
15 Sep 20
It also confirmed its commitment to the government’s Kickstart scheme.
Pret A Manger cuts almost 2,900 jobs as sales plummet to lowest level in ten years
28 Aug 20
Some staff will now be working shorter hours.
Burger King UK boss warns of permanent closures, job cuts: report
13 Jul 20
The chain has reopened about 370 of its 530 restaurants.
“We cannot defy gravity”: Pret A Manger to permanently close 30 shops due to “significant” impact of COVID-19
7 Jul 20
The chain is expected to cut 1,000 jobs.
SSP Group to possibly cut up to 5,000 jobs across UK outlets, head office
7 Jul 20
The firm is struggling with the reduction in passenger travel.
Crussh names Simon Foster as new CEO
26 Jun 20
The announcement also revealed plans to develop the chain as an FMCG brand.
German Doner Kebab seeks project management head for growth strategy
25 Jun 20
The chain boasts a development pipeline of 350 franchise units over the next seven years.
Job cuts feared as Pret A Manger's sales plunge during lockdown: report
23 Jun 20
Chief executive Pano Christou revealed the news in an online video call.
McDonald's promotes Alistair Macrow to vacant global CMO role
17 Jun 20
He will directly report to global CEO Chris Kempczinski.
Domino's UK slammed for lack of gender diversity
9 Jun 20
The chain’s lone female board member is set to leave by end-June.
Just Eat chair Mike Evans departs amidst board simplification
5 May 20
The CMA also revoked an order to keep Just Eat and Takeaway.com separate.
MOD Pizza appoints Josh Guenser as chief financial officer
21 Apr 20
He joins the chain after spending more than a decade at Starbucks.
HOP Vietnamese furloughs staff
21 Apr 20
The chain initially paid its team in full despite shops being closed.
Domino's Pizza Group appoints Neil Smith as interim CFO
7 Apr 20
He will join by 15 April.
Domino's Pizza Group appoints Dominic Paul as CEO
31 Mar 20
He will join the board in his new role on 1 May.
Dunkin' Brands promotes Gagan Sinha to VP of IT store systems
17 Mar 20
He joined the company in 2016.
Domino's Pizza Group appoints Matt Shattock as director and chairman
10 Mar 20
He will also be a member of two of the board’s committees.
Nando's appoints Graham Allan as non-executive chairman
10 Mar 20
He replaced Andrew Lynch.
Domino's independent non-executive director Helen Keays stepping down from role
10 Mar 20
She has served on their board since 2011.
Pizza Pilgrims' first Pizza Academy launching in Camden
4 Mar 20
The space will function as both a training center and a pizzeria.
Nando's employees call for changes to cleaning pay policy
3 Mar 20
The chicken chain maintained that it upholds the highest cleaning standards.
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