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Breithaupt: Business as usual at TRG

29 Aug 2014

M&C Report talks to Danny Breithaupt, incoming chief executive of The Restaurant Group

Top Stories

Linking guest and staff feedback 'a major opportunity'

01 Sep 2014

Engagement with customers and employees is vital for operators but few companies consciously link the two together and more “joined up thinking” is needed, according to a survey of 93 senior executives from leading UK eating and drinking-out chains

PizzaExpress apprenticeship

PizzaExpress' September pizza giveaway

01 Sep 2014

PizzaExpress, the Hony Capital-backed group, is offering free pizza throughout September as part of a social media campaign called Random Acts of Pizza

KFC pulled range

KFC announces biggest overhaul to its menu in 20 years

01 Sep 2014

KFC UK & Ireland has announced biggest overhaul to its menu in 20 years with the introduction of ‘pulled chicken’ range

Partnerships cited for fall in alcohol-related crime

01 Sep 2014

The public and police see local partnership schemes as key to cutting rates of alcohol-related crime that have fallen significantly in recent years, new research shows

Business uninformed over rates refunds

01 Sep 2014 | By Ellie Bothwell

More than 90% of councils have not informed firms that they are still able to back-date a claim under the Small Business Rates Relief scheme

​Pubs most common type of community assets registered by councils

01 Sep 2014 | By Ellie Bothwell

Pubs are by far the most common type of community assets registered by councils, making up more than a third of the total listed

STK chooses Miami for first Rebel site

29 Aug 2014

STK will open the first site under STK Rebel, the casual version of its traditional steakhouse format, next year at the ME Miami hotel

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Chicago Rib Shack opening new format in Twickenham

29 Aug 2014

Chicago Rib Shack, the Rockpool Investment-backed restaurant group, is looking to open its second restaurant under the new neighbourhood format in Twickenham this November, M&C Report has learnt

PizzaExpress secures prime West End site

29 Aug 2014

PizzaExpress, the Hony Capital-backed chain, has secured a prime site in London’s West End from Tragus

Inside Track

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Change for the better?

01 Sep 2014

Changes at the top of a business always throw up new questions and the recent moves at Novus, Las Iguanas and The Restaurant Group are no different. We also look at the move this morning by KFC that has seen it “bring on-trend street food to the high street” and why the street food sector should be far from outraged by the move

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What’s a McJob actually worth?

29 Aug 2014

The McGloves are off in the battle over who has most say in the wages of those who work for franchisees in McDonald’s restaurants. Dominic Rushe reports

Craft beer off-licence

Are craft beer shops the new-wave offie?

28 Aug 2014 | By Will Hawkes

Can the booming interest in craft beer generate enough business to create a new off-licence sector?


​Pragmatic approach set to pay off

26 Aug 2014 | By Mark Wingett

The flexibility of operators to adapt their brands and offers is being tested like never before as consumers stretch their day part needs and continue to shun the traditional weekend marke

Yates Brighton

​Brand watch: Yates

22 Aug 2014

M&C Report talks to Stonegate chief executive Toby Smith about the launch of the new generation Yates format, and the thinking behind the new design, drink and food offers, and introducing a breakfast offer

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