McDonald’s looks to power US sites with green energy The chain is investing in two Texas-based startups that generate renewable energy, in a bid to power its restaurants using solar and wind energy. In 2018, McDonald’s set a goal to cut greenhouse gas emissions related to its restaurants and offices by 36%. Read more.

Hans & Gretel makes UK debut Mediterranean dessert bar chain Hans & Gretel has made its UK debut in Camden Market. The chain is popular across Greece, Cyprus and Turkey and is famous for its fairy tale-themed restaurants. Read more.

Punch sets out investment strategy The Patron Capital and May Capital-backed pub operator has said it aims to acquire numerous smaller pub groups to diversify its portfolio with food, sports and craft beer-focussed sites. Read more.

Accor partners with Alibaba Paris-based hospitality group Accor has launched a strategic partnership with China's Alibaba, to develop a series of digital loyalty programmes in a bid to bring more Chinese travellers to Accor's hotels. Read more.

German Doner Kebab posts strong set of results Hero Brands' flagship brand has reported a 46% increase in LFL over the last 12 months. The fast casual dining concept now hits £1m in kebab sales every week, and plans to open a further three restaurant sites before the year is up. Read more.

Pizza Express prepares for £80m cash injection Hony Capital, the China-based owner of Pizza Express, has announced that it will inject £80m into the business to prop up its balance sheet. This announcement came with quarterly results revealing a 1.5% dip in LFL sales in UK and Ireland. Read more.