Downing’s investment in the licensed sector has risen to c£70m as it secured a further £6m for its partnership with Oakman Inns.
Ping Pong plans to open a further two sites in London before the end of the year after describing the last 12 months as transformational for the company
Artisan doughnut brand Dum Dum Donutterie will be investing £15,000 per site in upgrading its coffee offer
Brewhouse and Kitchen, the Enterprise Investment Scheme (EIS) backed venture, plans to open a further nine sites over the next 18 months
PoundPub, the North West-based ‘no frills’ pub concept, has signed a deal with Carlsberg which will allow it to screen BT Sport in all its outlets, M&C Report has learnt.
Premium ramen noodle restaurant chain Ippudo has confirmed its second UK site will open at Canary Wharf this summer as part of European expansion plans for the brand
Redcomb Pubs Ltd, the company run by Dan Shotton and Mark Draper, has acquired the freehold of ex-Marco Pierre White pub the Carnarvon Arms in Burghclere, Newbury from RBS, in a deal worth over £2m as part of the group’s “aggressive growth strategy” for 2015
Fuller’s has secured a pub in London’s Earl’s Court from Faucet Inns for an undisclosed sum
Lola Jeans, a north east bar operator, is expanding its Newcastle venue with a speakeasy-style cocktail bar at its Market Street site
AlixPartners Profit Tracker Results 2015
Scottish brewer and pub operator BrewDog came out on top in this year’s AlixPartners Profit Tracker in association with leading industry title M&C Report.
The bill containing the pubs code received Royal Assent last week but that is far from the end of the story. Mike Berry looks at what could happen next.
As the House of Commons gives the final seal of approval to the bill containing the Pubs Code, Heineken UK managing director, David Forde, says it is now time to rise to the challenge of reform and secure the future for the Great British Pub.
M&C Report’s departing group editor Rob Willock reflects on the seismic changes he has witnessed in the pub sector during his time at the title - including the pubs code, the extension of the pub business into previously uninhabited day parts and ever encroaching red tape.
Serving quality refreshment at an affordable price in the wake of the financial crash has seen the Hopdoddy chain expand out of its Texas base. Kerstin Kühn reports.
As with previous years’ lists, the 2015 AlixPartners Profit Tracker has thrown up some interesting nuances, showing continued, concerted growth for the more established brands and a further strong showing from traditional brewers and pub operators
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