Eat.Drink.Sleep - November 2021

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EAT. DRINK. SLEEP November 2021

Industry News

Frankie & Benny’s to Pay Student Fees For a Year With Guaranteed Job After Degree As students across Britain start university this week, Frankie & Benny’s is offering three lucky students the chance to have their tuition fees, and food, paid for a year. The Italian-American restaurant is on a mission to help a handful of students pay for the upcoming year of university by covering their tuition fees – up to £9,250 – and giving them free Frankie & Benny’s for twelve months. To continue the support, each winning student will also be guaranteed a job once they finish their degree, receiving an apprenticeship at The Restaurant Group, one of the UK’s biggest hospitality businesses. Three positions will be created and could be across any of the company’s household brands which include Frankie & Benny’s and Chiquito.

To be in with a chance of winning, all students need to do is share a picture of themselves enjoying a meal at Frankie & Benny’s, or tucking into a takeaway, on Instagram with #StudentsWinWithFrankies and @ Frankienbennys. Each post on social should state their university of study and why they believe they should win. It’s as simple as that. The competition, open to all students studying in Britain, is running for four weeks from September 27th until October 24th and students can post and enter as many times as they like. Once the competition is closed, winners will be selected by a panel of judges from Frankie & Benny’s and The Restaurant Group, based on their social posts as to why they should win, and announced in November.

Jon Knight, Managing Director of the leisure & concessions business, said: “We’re always looking to support students and now, more so than ever. Students can enjoy 20 per cent off of their food bill at any Frankie & Benny’s restaurant all year-round and now with this competition we hope to give them a life-changing opportunity. After the past 18 months that we have all been through we couldn’t think of anything more rewarding than supporting a handful of students get the start in life they so deserve. The very best of luck to everyone that enters the competition, we can’t wait to announce the lucky winners soon enough.” To learn more or to see all T&Cs visit: www.frankieandbennys.com

The Blind Rabbit opens in Nottingham The Blind Rabbit, a New York-inspired bar, grill and live entertainment space, has opened in Nottingham. The Blind Rabbit, a New York-inspired bar, grill and live entertainment space, has opened in Nottingham, becoming the first major venue to launch post-lockdown in the city centre. The new venue, formerly Belgian restaurant Belgo, takes inspiration from the hustle and bustle of downtown New York, dive bars, burger joints and live entertainment venues.

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“We are thrilled with the success of the launch of our newest venture in Nottingham’s Lace Market,” says Michael Johnson, operations director at The Blind Rabbit. “It’s a beautiful building, spanning across three floors, where people can hang out together as the colder months draw in, but it also boasts a fantastic outdoor space for people to enjoy in the summer.” The 5,000 sq ft, three-storey, Victorian red brick building was designed by Nottingham architect William Arthur Heazell in 1875 for W Cotton as offices and warehouse.