Jay Rayner's column in today's Observer notes that MPW has signed a deal to put his name to 50 new restaurants owned by Sanguine Hospitality. First one seems to be scheduled for Manchester next year. Jay comments "It's not clear why Manchester deserves this".
Now then, I've eaten at the MPW steakhouse in Chester, which is in the Doubletree owned by Sanguine and have to agree with Jay's comments. Manchester doesnt deserve this. Nowhere deserves this. It'll be corporate shite - don't go.