A new restaurant is opening at Leicester's Highcross next week - and the first 100 customers will get free food. Benito's Hat, a burrito restaurant is set to open on Monday at 12pm. The venue will also offer seating outside in the summer and will be launching a brand new evening menu available after 5pm every day. The menu will feature burritos the brand are now trusted for, as well as tacos, quesadillas and salads, all freshly prepared using authentic ingredients and methods. Salsa, guacamole and tortilla chips, which the company says are always made fresh on site every day. Filling options include grilled steak as well as grilled chicken (halal) and super-slow braised pork. Leicester will also be the first of Benito’s eight restaurants to offer the brand new filling – Jalapeño Tofu. Read More The latest food reviews The drinks menu will also include Mexican favourite margaritas. Special offers will also be available on Tuesday or Wednesday. Starting on June 12, … [Read more...] about New restaurant with bottomless brunch to open at Highcross
Italian restaurant Carluccio's has announced it will be closing its Bishop's Stortford branch in a major nationwide restructure of the business. A spokeswoman for Carluccio's confirmed this morning (June 1) that the Stortford branch on North Street would be closing as part of the restructure, but no date has yet been set for the closure to come into effect. The company had been seeking approval from landlords to cut rents as part of a 'Company Voluntary Agreement' (CVA) but it appears these plans fell through in Bishop's Stortford, forcing them to close the restaurant. The CVA had been put together by restructuring advisers KPMG and would have allowed for the restaurant to pay a reduced rent for six months while the board engages with landlords about possible closures. The deadline for these CVAs to be agreed was yesterday (May 31). The spokeswoman said: “Following the announcement that Carluccio’s has entered a CVA (Company Voluntary Arrangement), it is confirmed that the … [Read more...] about Carluccio’s announces closure of Bishop’s Stortford restaurant
People walking past the Madrid restaurant Arahy last evening, near Puerta de Alcalá, where curious as to what was going on inside – why were there so many journalists hanging around? Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy is in there, they were told. “But isn’t he in Congress?” asked one woman, clearly surprised. Such naiveté among the general public is quite comforting, really. The pedestrians on that Madrid street were yet to find out that Rajoy had not been in Congress since 2pm, when he left, clearly annoyed, leaving no clues as to where he was going while his own no-confidence motion debate played out in Spain’s lower house. The parliamentary session continued late into the night regardless, without any response from the absent prime minister to the statements being made about his leadership by opposition politicians. Deputies addressed the handbag of Deputy Prime Minister Soraya Sáenz de Santamaría, which was placed in Rajoy’s seat … [Read more...] about Rajoy takes refuge in restaurant, as Congress debates his ouster
HIGH street restaurant chain Carluccio’s is closing nearly a third of it's UK restaurants putting hundreds of jobs at risk. The restructuring deal has been announced in a bid to pay off the firm’s mounting debts. Which restaurants are closing and how many jobs will be lost? The chain currently has 103 restaurants across the UK but could close 30 loss-making stores after the company's creditors agreed to a rescue plan. As of June 1, 2018, it has not been confirmed which restaurants will be closed as part of the restructuring deal. These 30 or so restaurants employ around 500 people, potentially putting their jobs at risk. Why is Carluccio’s in trouble? Carluccio’s admitted in May 2018 that it needed "urgent action" to keep the franchise afloat. The rescue plan was approved by 90 per cent of the company's creditors, allowing the company to pay off it's debts over a period time without having to pay any further costs. Carluccio's profits have fallen drastically … [Read more...] about Carluccio’s closures – which restaurants are closing and how many jobs will be lost?
A new restaurant is to open in the centre of Rusholme’s Curry Mile, despite fears from neighbours that it could end up becoming a shisha cafe. The former ATS garage on Wilmslow Road had temporarily opened up as a shisha bar called Purples without permission last summer, prompting a flood of complaints from residents and claims that it was attracting boy racers late into the night, turning the area into a ‘race track’. After the council shut that down, a new applicant then applied for permission to open a permanent restaurant on the site. Although he revised his initial application to remove plans to include shisha smoking, DJ-ing and late-night opening, residents told Thursday’s meeting of Manchester council they didn’t trust that to remain the case. Applicant Shahid Ali told the meeting he had ‘long established ties’ with customers and people on the Curry Mile. He added that he had previously opened a restaurant on Wilmslow Road and had had … [Read more...] about New restaurant to open on Curry Mile