Fuller’s, the brewer and pub operator , has reported like-for-like sales up 6.8% for 43 weeks to 24 January in managed pubs and hotels and 4% in tenanted with beer and cider volumes up 4%.
Five Guys will launch a breakfast offer in the UK tomorrow morning (7am) at its site in London’s Argyll Street.
The freehold interest of The Slug in London’s Fulham Road, which is let to Stonegate Pub Company, has been acquired by a private investor for £3.3m
Starbucks has announced the opening of its 100th franchise store in the UK – a new outlet on London’s Mile End Road
Downing has announced it has secured a new funding package to secure five core sites within the Downing/Antic London estate.
Geronimo Inns, the Young’s-owned pub group, has secured two new sites to open in the autumn following three openings over the next few months, M&C Report has learnt
Celebrity chef Judy Joo has opened her first restaurant, Jinjuu, in London’s Soho.
Brasserie Bar Co chief executive Mark Derry said he thinks the pubs code will lead to greater transparency, longer leases and higher rents.
M&C Report talks to Christian Townsley, director of North Bar pubco, about his top priority, the best advice he’s been given and what keeps him up at night
Experienced hospitality sector boss Graham Ford has found the fun once again in his worklife. Mel Flaherty finds out about his past, from his first job at a Tex Mex in Paris to his time at Tragus, and how Jackson & Rye, Grillshack and Limeyard are helping to reinvigorate his passion.
Thatchers has been producing cider since the early 1900s and the family-run business, now in its fourth generation, is still doing well. Mike Berry finds out more about the man at the helm.
Analyst Will Brumby, of Langton Capital, looks back over the past year of the M&C20 index and highlights Domino’s and Patisserie Valerie among the big winners and Punch and Enterprise among the losers
Ralph Findlay talks about the most powerful brand in the sector – the British pub – and why high-volume business models mean there’s always a place for innovation
A year of rapid change in the casual-dining sector in 2014 is likely to be followed by even more activity in the year ahead, as group transactions continue unabated and consolidations fuel a pent-up demand. Cenkos Securities’ Simon French reports
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