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FRIDAY NEWS BITES

It’s been another tumultuous week for hospitality, but here’s some news that made us smile:

KFC’s Colonel Sanders shaves for Movember

KFC gets 10:10 for creativity and execution by shaving Colonel Sanders’ beard for the first time in the company’s history on 1 November.  His facial hair will gradually grow throughout the month to join in with other men participating in Movember – raising awareness for health issues like prostate and testicular cancer

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And Burger King want people to eat at KFC, McDonald’s etc

Burger King made headlines this week with ads asking consumers to eat at McDonald’s, KFC, Five Guys, Greggs etc.  No, their social media hadn’t been hacked.  The message was in fact one of unity, highlighting how restaurants employing thousands of staff need support at the moment.  Of course, they did say getting a Whopper is always best, but ordering a Big Mac is also not such a bad thing.  

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How pub landlords are innovating to stay in business

As we head into another month long lockdown, here’s some inspiring stories from pub landlords who have made the most of the pandemic – from pop up shops to delivery services and pub desks

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AA Announce Red Star winning hotels and Kate Nicholls is recognised

Food Alert clients were among the winners of the AA’s prestigious Red Star awards, celebrating the UK’s best hotels.  We were also delighted to see UK Hospitality’s CEO, Kate Nicholls awarded the Outstanding Contribution award.

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