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Ichibuns launches QR code burger bun

Japanese diner Ichibuns has launched a scannable burger bun featuring a QR code enabling customers to make payments, leave tips and split the bill.

Allergy fears prevent 60% of young people eating out

Six in 10 young people with food allergies and intolerances have avoided eating out in the past six months because of their condition.

DIFG secures distribution deal with The Bakeshed

Delicious Ideas Food Group (DIFG) is to distribute The Bakeshed products to contract catering businesses under an exclusive deal.

Brioche is top bun choice of burger fans, finds survey

Brioche is the first choice of burger fans, according to a new survey conducted for Lantmännen Unibake brand Americana.

Only one in eight Brits are aware of acrylamide

Just 12% of UK consumers are aware of acrylamide, according to a new study.

Finsbury buys free-from bakery business Ultrapharm

Finsbury Food Group has acquired specialist free-from bakery manufacturer Ultrapharm, which supplies Finsbury’s Lightbody Europe business.

Coca-Cola set to buy Costa in £3.9bn deal

Whitbread is planning to sell its Costa Coffee business to The Coca-Cola Company in a deal worth £3.9bn.

Scottish Bakers welcome new food tourism strategy

A plan to boost food and drink spending by visitors to Scotland has been welcomed by trade association Scottish Bakers.

Hughes Bakery announces Asa Nicholson’s merger

Bradford-based family baker Hughes Bakery is merging with nearby business Asa Nicholson’s.

London restaurateurs to open bakery restaurant

A bakery/restaurant hybrid is to be opened by restaurateurs Jeremie Cometto-Lingenheim and David Gingell next month.

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