In the summer of 2015, restaurant owner David Fox was made an offer he couldn’t refuse. One that today – with financially troubled chains such as Byron and Jamie’s Italian desperately restructuring and closing sites in order to stay afloat – seems to encapsulate the great UK casual dining bubble that has finally, spectacularly, burst. Fox then had branches of his east Asian restaurant brand, Tampopo, in two huge shopping centres: Oracle in Reading and Cabot Circus in Bristol.
Mikael’s dedication to sourcing exceptional, rare ingredients and his creative treatment of them, has already earned his restaurant a Michelin star, but his recent decision to cut Hedone’s opening hours and halve the number of diners to 18 will, he hopes, allow him to ‘take the food to the next level, to be more creative and spontaneous with produce which can vary daily’.
That London’s Foodism magazine has persuaded more than 400 restaurants to take part in its first National Pizza Day, is indicative of the rude health of this import. From national chains such as Prezzo to the hip London independent Voodoo Rays, venues across Britain will offer discounts and one-off specials today, feeding our hunger for what, in 2016, Aviva reported was the UK’s favourite takeaway meal. After a wobble in the same year, mainstream pizza sales remained strong, too.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".