Brewdog, the Scottish brewer and pub operator, has signed an exclusive deal with Stone Brewing Co to import its craft beers
Deliveroo, the online food delivery platform, has raised $25m (£16.5m), in Series B funding to expand its UK and international platforms
K10, the Japanese restaurant concept, is to launch a pop-up from Beer & Buns at its site in Appold Street
Richoux has bolstered its openings pipeline for Dean’s Diner, the group’s 1950’s-inspired American diner format, by securing a further three sites
Richoux is eyeing “aggressive expansion” for its eponymous café brasserie brand after securing a new site in London’s South Kensington
Wahaca is to begin the expansion of its fledgling D/F Mexico format, after securing a site in London’s Tottenham Court Road
Leading analysts Douglas Jack, of Numis, has said he expects Enterprise Inns to report positive like-for-like income when its releases its AGM statement on 5 February.
Ruth & Robinson, the Imbiba Partnership-backed Brooklyn bar concept is planning its second venue in east London to open before the end of the year while preparing to open its first site in Clerkenwell, M&C Report has learnt
Carlsberg is partnering with an additional eight breweries to extend its beer portfolio across its 2015 Tapster’s Cask Ale range that will be available for on-trade customer orders this month
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
It is not a technical term, but the word that many operators have used to some up their thoughts on the next 12 months is mental. Competition will continue to be fierce with all the on-going challenges that brings with it
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