Admiral Taverns, the tenanted pub operator, has reported a 3.8% increase in underlying EBITDA to £21.5m for the year to 31 May 2014
Hugh Osmond, the executive chairman and new owner of Strada, has told M&C Report that there is no limit to what the brand can achieve
M&C Report takes a closer looks at today’s full-year update from Mitchells & Butlers (M&B) and talks to chief executive Alistair Darby
Tesco Family Dining, the in-store restaurant and café arm of the supermarket chain, has entered into agreements to acquire 266 in-store cafes for around £9m
Bella Italia and McDonald’s are among the UK’s most family friendly brands, according to the popular Mumsnet website
Simon Rowe, currently interim finance director at Gordon Ramsay Group, has joined the board of The Koh Group
Luminar, the UK’s largest late-night operator, is encouraging its managers to go out on patrol with their local Street Pastors team
Longshot has appointed Hector Ross as the new operations director for its growing Bel & The Dragon vehicle
Meejana, the Lebanese concept led by Edward Terry, has secured its first site in London, in South Kensington
Breaking the beer tie means less investment, more pub closures and a vicious cycle of decline, not a virtuous circle of growth, argues David Forde, UK managing director of Heineken
The UK’s eating out market is in a state of flux. Everybody wants to be part of it, most want to be fast casual. Every piece of research tells us that consumers increasingly want speed of transaction and instant gratification. Who better to meet that need than your new rival, the local convenience store or should that be c-restaurant?
Having proved itself as the new kid on the recession block, the Koh Group and its Thai tapas concept is ready to come of age. Andy Lennox talks to Ruth Williams
Steve Easterbrook, senior executive vice president, global chief brand officer at McDonald’s, said that the brand’s aim is to be “a true destination of choice consumers around the world”. To achieve that the company is set to drive its four global growth priorities in a more consumer-centric way.
Anne Chow’s husband William missed Malaysian food so much when he moved to England that he taught himself to cook his native dishes – a skill that proved more than useful when the pair set up the successful chain of Banana Tree restaurants. Mel Flaherty reports
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