Patisserie Valerie

Patisserie Holdings plans IPO

23 Apr 2014

Patisserie Holdings, the parent company of the Patisserie Valerie chain, has announces plans to proceed with an initial public offering and said it has identified a further 250 potential new UK sites

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St Austell

St Austell opens first Brewer & Bean outlet

23 Apr 2014 14:49

St Austell Brewery, the Cornish brewer and pub operator, has opened its first Brewer & Bean coffee retail outlet at the Great Western Hotel in Newquay

​CH&Co appoints Legoland head of marketing

23 Apr 2014 14:37

CH&Co, the caterer that recently acquired cafe chain Apostrophe outright, has appointed former Legoland head of marketing Michael Holland as its new marketing director

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Tube strikes could scare off restaurant customers

23 Apr 2014 12:51

Planned tube strikes in April and May could cost London restaurants 2% of their annual evening trade, according to the British Hospitality Association

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Eating-out spend grows

23 Apr 2014 10:06

Consumer spending on eating out grew in the first quarter of the year, and consumers expect further growth in the current quarter, according to the latest Deloitte Consumer Tracker

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Patisserie Holdings sets outs growth strategy

23 Apr 2014 8:19

As part of its intention to float on AIM, Patisserie Holdings gave an update on its future growth strategy and said it had identified over 250 further potential sites in the UK with similar characteristics to those currently trading under its brands

Breeden to launch darts format venture

23 Apr 2014 8:17

Adam Breeden, the former chief executive of All Star Lanes, is planning to launch a new darts-based restaurant and bar concept in London, called Flight Club


Cote eyes 200 sites, looks overseas

23 Apr 2014 8:15

Cote, the French brasserie chain, aims to grow to 200 sites before expanding overseas, joint managing director Harald Samuelsson has told the Daily Telegraph

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Leisure spend falls in event-less March

23 Apr 2014 8:14

British households spent 6% less on drinking out in March than in February, but slightly more on eating out, according to the latest Greene King Leisure Tracker

West Cornwall Pasty Co appoints new chair

23 Apr 2014 8:13

West Cornwall Pasty Company, the majority of which was acquired out of administration earlier this month by investment fund Enact, has appointed turnaround specialist Chris Peck as its new executive chairman

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Zolfo Cooper Profit Tracker - the results

14 Apr 2014

M&C Report, in partnership with Zolfo Cooper, the leading financial advisory firm, has created the Profit Tracker to chart the growth of the most successful privately-owned operators within the vibrant pub, restaurant and quick-service sector



To invest or not to invest...

22 Apr 2014

Private equity has provided the finance for most growth concepts on the UK’s pubs and restaurants scene. So what makes a great private-equity investment? Electra Partners’ Bill Priestley gives his view

Thinking globally, acting locally

17 Apr 2014

More and more restaurant operators are adopting sustainable business practices. Kerstin Kuhn focuses on US fast-casual brand Sweetgreen

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Zolfo Cooper Profit Tracker - ones to watch

17 Apr 2014

M&C Report profiles four operators who missed out on this year’s Zolfo Cooper Profit Tracker list, which tracks companies with the fastest growing profits in the UK’s eating and drinking out sector, by falling outside the scope of the methodology. However, they are expected, with a fair wind, to make their bows next year


Q1 trading overview

14 Apr 2014

M&C Report talks to major pub, bar and restaurant groups about trading in the first quarter of 2014. The consensus is that Q1 was as good as or better than expected, and operators are largely optimistic about the year ahead

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Opening the door to opportunity

11 Apr 2014

As the UK economy continues to recover, Hill Campbell Partners’ Paul Campbell says this is the perfect time for restaurant entrepreneurs to make their mark

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