This week we celebrate vaccine passports being scrapped in England, Itsu raising the bar when it comes to recruiting talent, knights in shining armour and ace review for fast food chain.

Vaccine passports scrapped welcome news for nightclubs

Nightclub operators across England breathed a sigh of relief earlier in the week following the government’s decision to scrap vaccine passports on the sector. Food Alert client, REKOM UK, was among the businesses to express its delight at the U-turn. Chief executive Peter Marks said the decision would give the sector more certainty.


Itsu increases entry level pay by 11%

Fast growing, Asian inspired fast food outlet and Food Alert client, Itsu, is looking to overcome the sector’s recruitment crisis by increasing the pay of both monthly and weekly workers to a minimum of £10.40 an hour. With 72 sites in the UK, Itsu is also highlighting its benefits package, comprising paid breaks, a free meal when working, 50% off Itsu at any time, 28 days annual leave for full time workers and access to 24/7 health and wellbeing support helpline. Sounds like a very tasty offer!


Wild Knight launches fundraising gin to mark National Hospitality Day

This Saturday 18 September is the UK’s first National Hospitality Day and award-winning Beachamwell distillery Wild Knight is marking the occasion by launching its 1837 Gin, with a donation from every bottle sold going to Hospitality Action (HA).   The 1837 name marks the date of HA’s foundation, which offers vital assistance to all who work, or have worked within hospitality in the UK. Wild Knight distiller Matt Brown said: “We are delighted to be able to do something to raise funds for HA, whose support has been vital for the on-trade throughout the pandemic.”


Wendy’s London gets thumbs up!

Food Alert client, Wendy’s, has just opened its second site at Stratford, London, having launched its first venue in Reading back in June.  And according to My London, the venue gets a big thumbs up for its iconic square burgers, Veggie Stack, chilli and Frosty milkshakes.  The review describes the food as ‘…tasting fresh rather than processed. It didn’t have that almost freezer-like taste that other chains have.’  We know where we’ll be heading for our next fast food feast!







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