TRG reports positive trading at Wagamama and Pubs The Restaurant Group has reported strong consumer demand for its brands as it continues to outperform the market. In the six weeks to 15 May 2022, Wagamama was up 11% in like-for-like sales versus 2019. Read more.

SA Brain sells 95 pubs to Song Capital The proceeds will go towards paying down Brains’ remaining bank debt and significantly deleveraging the business. Read more.

SSP narrows losses as revenues recover The Upper Crust and Caffè Ritazza owner has trimmed losses to £2.3m in the six months to the end of March. The group, which operates in stations and airports, has been hit by work from home and travel restrictions. Read more.

Tortilla acquires Chilango for £2.75m The deal bolsters Tortilla’s presence in central London, with six of the eight Chilango units positioned in Zone 1. Tortilla intends to retain and continue to operate the Chilango brand at certain locations and via delivery in a number of Tortilla sites. Read more.

Popeyes set for Scottish debut Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen, the US fried chicken quick-service brand, is set to make its Scottish debut at a site in Glasgow. The company is seeking to establish a store in this location to help continue its UK expansion. Read more.

Time Out Group to make Japan debut The global media and hospitality business has struck a management agreement with real estate developer Hankyu Hanshin Properties Corporation to open a new Time Out Market in Osaka. The move marks Time Out Group's first entry into the country. Read more.