This week we celebrate a restaurant’s Hollywood stardust, hear a call to be kinder to hospitality staff, are alerted to a food scare and have a reminder to support an important campaign.
Kindness costs nothing but means a lot
With hospitality workers under pressure from staff shortages and food and drink supply problems, there’s a timely call for the public to be kind and not add to their stress. Let’s hope the message to treat staff in bars, restaurants and hotels with patience, respect and kindness is heeded.
Pork scratchings recalled in salmonella scare
A snack favoured by pub goers and others has been linked to salmonella poisoning which affected 176 people, a dozen of them admitted to hospital. Packets of Mr Porky, Jay’s and The Real Pork Crackling Company, which expire next February, have been recalled.
VAT campaign ramps up
Hospitality businesses are being urged to call on the Government to make the reduced rate of VAT for hospitality permanent. UKHospitality’s campaign follows the Covid-hit sector’s struggles and the need for support to help manage business costs and attract customers.
Star rating for upmarket curry house
An Indian restaurant in Birmingham enjoyed a huge publicity boost when it curried favour with Hollywood A-lister Tom Cruise. The star took a break from filming the latest Mission: Impossible movie in the city and tucked in with a hearty appetite. Asha’s can expect a booking bonanza.