Welcome to this week’s News Bites, and what a week of news it’s been! From roadmaps to rooftop bars, here’s your run-down of stories that got our attention this week:
It’s Viva Las Vegas for Brewdog!
Food Alert client and Scottish brewer Brewdog has revealed the opening of a new bar in Las Vegas featuring a rooftop swimming pool and a beer museum no less! James Watt, co-founder of the hugely popular beers and bars shared the plans on Twitter stating that the new venture will also showcase a 10 barrel brewing system, rooftop bar and urban forest. The news comes as Brewdog revealed its plans to reopen booking lines this week, following the new roadmap announcement on Monday.
Hospitality in Jersey ‘raring to go’
Jersey is celebrating this week after pubs, cafes and restaurants were finally allowed to reopen to dine-in customers for the first time since December. The hospitality industry has described it as “a real page-turning moment”, and Dominic Jones who runs JP Restaurants, said: “We’re feeling excited and raring to go. We have had 800 bookings for 3,000 people already, so people are obviously confident about going out and that’s what we want.”
Family-owned winery donates 100% of sales to hospitality charity
Australian winery, Bird In Hand, which in 2019 was named the red winemaker of the year by the IWC (International Wine Challenge), is hoping sales will help Hospitality Action continue its work supporting restaurant, bar, pub and hotel staff across the UK who’ve been affected by the long term impact of Covid. Celebrity chefs and influencers have got behind the gesture to encourage their followers to buy a bottle, with every penny from sales from now until March 8th going to the charity.
Kebab industry skews support from Hellmans and Just East
With around 17,000 kebab outlets in the UK, supporting around 200,000 jobs, it’s no surprise that enjoying a cheeky kebab is Britain’s 4th favourite take-away of choice. And now they’re making it official, with help from major suppliers from the sector, including Unilever, Hellmans and Just Eat, the Kebab Alliance has been founded – a trade body to protect the sector’s interests with a focus on championing the nutritional benefits of kebabs; upholding the tradition of skilled, quality kebab-making and promoting best-in-class standards (something we fully support at Food Alert!).