Duck & Waffle opens first international site The restaurant, which first opened its doors in 2011, has picked Hong Kong for its international debut. Duck & Waffle operated a pop-up in the Ritz-Carlton hotel in Hong Kong in 2016. It has now opened a permanent site at the IFC Mall. Read more.

Plant-based all-day dining concept to opens in Selfridges Ethos has opened its first retail concession in Selfridges. The company also operates a self-service restaurant in West End of London. Products exclusive to Selfridges include tofu summer rolls and spinach dumplings. Read more.

Brewdog expands beyond Ohio The Scottish brewer has launched a new bar in Indianapolis. BrewDog is focusing its U.S. expansion efforts on cities where the company received support from more than 500 people in its Equity for Punks USA fund-raise. Read more.

Thomas Cook Tours to collaborate with G Adventures G Adventures will launch three new programmes within Thomas Cook Tours. The programmes will be rolled out across Thomas Cook's retail network later this year. Read more.

Like-for-like sales up at Wetherspoon In the year to the end of July, JD Wetherspoon saw its sales increase 7.4% to £1.8bn, as like-for-like sales rose 6.8%. The pub chain's pre-tax profits before exceptionals slipped 4.5% to £102.5m during the period. Read more.

Comptoir Group posts half year rise The Lebanese and Eastern Mediterranean restaurant owner and operator saw its group revenue rise 0.2% to £15.8m for the six months ending 30 June 2019. Comptoir also experienced a 2% increase in gross profit increased to £11.5m. Read more.