Two U.K. food industry bodies want Boris Johnson to listen
Boris Johnson is U.K. Prime Minister. Boris Johnson is chill with a no-deal Brexit. Two food industry bodies aren’t impressed. The Food and Drink Federation has reminded the new PM that no-deal could do “mortal damage” to the food and drink manufacturing sector, reiterating warnings about price rises, food shortages, and significant disruption for consumers, even those that voted for Brexit (!)
U.K. Hospitality, meanwhile, has urged Johnson to reach a “sensible Brexit outcome,” having previously described no-deal as a “catastrophe” for the hospitality world, echoing leading London restaurateurs Monika Linton and Jeremy King, who spoke on an Eater London panel in December 2018. It has also reiterated a need to reduce business rates, the review of which in 2017 significantly increased costs for restaurateurs. [Just Food]
And in other news...
- Jamie Oliver owes himself, HSBC, and suppliers a total of £83 million after the collapse of his Jamie’s Italian restaurant group.
- A man fined for eating raw squirrel at a vegan food market in London is behind an alt-right YouTube channel. Surprise!
- Deliveroo is testing out supermarket delivery with Sainsbury’s pizza.
- Leading whisky bar Milroy’s will open a three-floor follow-up to its Soho site, on Commercial Street. [Big Hospitality]
- American chicken wing franchise Wingstop will open its second London site in Dalston. The company has designs on “rapid expansion.”[Propel]
- Good tweet:
♀️— Nigella Lawson (@Nigella_Lawson) July 23, 2019