It’s five minutes to six on a bitterly cold February evening and I’m waiting outside a bar near Carnaby Street. There are about eight people in the queue, rubbing their hands, stomping their feet and puffing cold air….
As the (last) recession crept up, pubs and restaurants got a lot of airtime. And not for a good reason.
Back in 2009, 52 pubs were closing each week and there was just a 20% chance that a restaurant would survive its first two years. Scrimping and saving was having a knock-on effect, and the future seemed bleak….
There’s nothing worse than a cheap supermarket burger mashed together from reconstituted meat. And there’s nothing better than a homemade burger. So it’s really a no-brainer….