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Regional rents on the rise

28 Aug 2014

Bidding wars between restaurant operators are driving up rents on former retail units in the centre of Leeds

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Admiral introduces compliance workshop for tenants

28 Aug 2014 | By James Wallin

Admiral Taverns has launched a workshop to help its licensees keep up to speed with red tape

Flaming Grill from Spirit

Spirit to 'lose trading momentum' in Q4

28 Aug 2014

Trading momentum for Spirit Pub Company could “lose pace” in the fourth quarter of 2014, although full-year like-for-like sales growth should be “upbeat”, according to a leading analyst

Wetherspoon interior

Collyer cuts JDW TP

28 Aug 2014

Leading analyst Geof Collyer has reduced his Target Price for JD Wetherspoon from 785p to 745p ahead of its full-year results on 12 September, predicting “good top line growth” for the managed operator but an erosion of margin for the fifth straight year

Tap on the Line in Kew from Fuller's

Fuller’s agrees new £180m bank facility

28 Aug 2014

Fuller’s, the London brewer and pub operator, has announced that it has successfully arranged new £180m bank loan facilities

Giggling Squid

Giggling Squid to double borrowing capacity

28 Aug 2014

Giggling Squid, the fast-growing Thai restaurant group, has moved its banking to Barclays to increase its borrowing facility to £2m


Gastro Pubs secures Strada site

28 Aug 2014

Gastro Pubs is to launch the fourth site under its Middleton Steakhouse & Grill concept later this year after securing the Strada unit in Colchester

Balfour-Lynn secures Kent pub

28 Aug 2014

Richard Balfour-Lynn has secured the first pub site outside of London, for his fledgling pub venture - The Cunning Plan Pub Company

Knot eyeing estate of 50

28 Aug 2014

Knot, the London-based artisan pretzel and coffee group, is opening its fourth site at Victoria station in September as part of plans to reach 50 sites within five years, M&C Report has learnt

New York Coffee Club to supply nationwide

28 Aug 2014

New York Coffee Club, the coffee shop backed by pop star Peter Andre, is eyeing nationwide expansion through multiple supply deals, M&C Report understands

Inside Track

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

David Bruce

The original punk brewer

22 Aug 2014 | By John Harrington

From founding Firkin pubs to selling Capital Pub Company for £93m and helping Americans fall in love with craft beer, David Bruce has been there and done it. But with several exciting new ventures bubbling away, Bruce’s enthusiasm is as strong as ever – while the craft revival has given him a spring in his step

The restaurant fashion victims

22 Aug 2014

A trip down nostalgia lane beckons for Stephen Evans, development director at Gourmet Burger Kitchen, who looks at the restaurants he visited as a child, remembers how much of a treat they were, and questions why they have been usurped by new national brands

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