Online services like Just Eat have changed both the food industry and our expectations as customers. The online intermediary platform between independent takeaway food outlets and customers has created an easier, seamless experience – and other companies have been looking to get in on the action.
Following claims his father-in-law was guilty of fraud, celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay found himself in court this year – this has made it apparent that even having family tied into a business is no guarantee of success or safety.
The latest UK Expenditure Index from Visa Europe has revealed British consumers are increasingly spending their money on the hospitality sector, while the appetite for clothing and footwear continues to fall.
Former semi-finalist on BBC's MasterChef cooking show, Kathryn Minchew, opened a restaurant called The Gloucester Studio in a shed in her back garden in November 2014, but the local council has hit the entrepreneur with planning permission threats, according to reports.
Eating out has become the new normal for UK consumers. It was even suggested that branded restaurants grew by 22 per cent between 2012 and 2015. But just as the sector seems to be taking off, the EU slammed new regulations in place which could cost the industry an estimated £200m a year.