Frankie & Benny's

​TRG: Trading, expansion, management team

27 Feb 2015

On the back of this morning’s full-year update, M&C Report talks to The Restaurant Group’s chief executive Danny Breithaupt

Top Stories

Jack: Domino’s in great shape

02 Mar 2015

Leading analyst Douglas Jack has predicted Domino’s will see UK earnings grow by 20% in 2015 and said expansion in Britain is five to ten years behind the US and Australia.

Wetherspoon's raised £10m for CLIC Sargent

JDW reaches £10m fundraising milestone

02 Mar 2015

JD Wetherspoon has announced a fundraising milestone, after reaching £10m raised for its chosen charity CLIC Sargent.

All bar one

Be At One lines up Manchester opening

01 Mar 2015

Be At One, the Piper-backed cocktail bar chain, is closing in on its first site in the North West, in Manchester


Byron to make Scotland debut

01 Mar 2015

Byron, the premium burger group, has secured its first site in Scotland, in Glasgow

Alistair Darby

Darby hints at M&B pizza format

27 Feb 2015

M&B chief executive Alistair Darby has hinted that the company is working on a new format within its existing brand portfolio that will feature a pizza offer 

TGI Friday

TGI Friday's named UK's Best Big Company to Work For

27 Feb 2015

TGI Friday’s has been named the UK’s Best Big Company to Work For by the Sunday Times.

Spur UK to trial new format

27 Feb 2015

Spur Steak & Grill is to trial a new smaller format in the UK, to combat falling revenue, which was impacted by “high levels of competition”

Tempest Inn

Laine Pub Co to open seafront cave-style bar

27 Feb 2015

Laine Pub Co has completed the conversion of former nightclub Life on Brighton seafront, which is due to re-open mid-March as the Tempest Inn following an investment in excess of half a million pounds

Griff and Ed Brown of Friska Foods

Friska eyes 50-strong estate

27 Feb 2015

Friska, the Bristol-based healthy fast food concept, believes there is potential to grow to up to 50 sites across the UK over the next 10 years

Inside Track

Breakfast Slug

Expect a turbulent but tremendous year

02 Mar 2015

The results of Allegra Foodservice’s Top of Mind survey of senior industry executives has revealed the key challenges for the eating and drinking out sector in 2015, from ensuring breakfast opportunities are maximised to meeting the increasing demands of customers. Simon Stenning, executive director of Allegra Foodservice, reveals some of the key findings from the research.

Worst-case scenario guidebook

27 Feb 2015

When an unbranded pub-restaurant was at the centre of a food-poisoning outbreak in which 30 customers were taken ill, and one sadly died, the words “there but” and “for the grace of God” would have been front of mind for many pub and restaurant group CEOs, says Mark Stretton.

Fuller's CEO Simon Emeny

The unceasing journey

27 Feb 2015 | By Mike Berry

Fuller’s may be defined by its beers, but it is its food that is increasingly attracting customers to its pubs and spurring the company to set the pace for change in an industry that is currently shaking off the shackles of financial stagnation

Taking the hassle out of eating out

23 Feb 2015

Eating out is a real social experience. It’s about being with people, whether they are family, friends or colleagues - you visit a restaurant or pub to be with people you actually want or need to spend time with. The best experience delivers so much more than food. Hopefully, the food is the highpoint of the experience

Tom Kerridge at the gastropub awards

Future proof?

20 Feb 2015

Rotisseries are the future of the pub sector, according to Michelin-starred chef Tom Kerridge; while leading analyst Simon French suggests larger pub companies could emerge fuelled by the market rent-only option (MRO)

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