Fuller’s lfls up 6.8% in managed and 4% in tenanted

30 Jan 2015

Fuller’s, the brewer and pub operator , has reported like-for-like sales up 6.8% for 43 weeks to 24 January in managed pubs and hotels and 4% in tenanted with beer and cider volumes up 4%.

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Meantime's urban hop farm

Meantime CEO rules out move into pubs

30 Jan 2015

Nick Miller, chief executive of Greenwich-based craft brewer Meantime has told M&C Report the company has decided against investing in a pub portfolio.

Seafood Pub Co

Seafood Pub Co eyes further expansion

30 Jan 2015

Seafood Pub Company, the Blackburn-based pub restaurant operator, is planning to grow to up to 20 sites over the next few years, through a mixture of its eponymous concept and other “food formats”, M&C Report has learnt.

Five Guys

Five Guys set for Irish expansion

30 Jan 2015

Five Guys, the popular US burger chain is to launch in Ireland after signing a franchise deal with Brett, Ross and Derry Desmond, the sons of financier Dermot Desmond.

Prezzo disposes of Oxford Cleaver

30 Jan 2015

Thai Leisure Group, the company behind the Chaophraya brand, has secured the Cleaver site in Oxford for Thaikhun, its street food-inspired concept, M&C Report understands.

Joseph Evans and Peter Borg-Neal of Oakman Inns

Oakman to invest £400k in Lazy Cow

30 Jan 2015

Oakman Inns & Restaurants has confirmed it has acquired The Lazy Cow in Warwick from Urban & Country Leisure (UCL).

Consumer confidence indices up for January

30 Jan 2015

Consumer confidence rose by five points in January with all five measures used to calculate the score rising on the GfK UK Consumer Confidence Index

Jack: Fuller’s outperforming London market

30 Jan 2015

Douglas Jack, of Numis, has said Fuller’s outperformed the London pub market in the first 43 weeks of its financial year.

Jamie Oliver secures first NZ site

30 Jan 2015

Jamie Oliver’s restaurant group has secured its first restaurant site in New Zealand in the city of Wellington

Patisserie Holdings named IPO of the year

30 Jan 2015

Patisserie Holdings, the AIM-list group, has been named IPO of the Year at the Grant Thornton Quoted Company Awards 2015 to recognise high-achieving listed companies quoted below the FTSE 350 through to AIM and ISDX

Inside Track

Martin Thatcher

Perpetuating proper cider

29 Jan 2015

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.

Patisserie Valerie Logo

Winners and losers of M&C20 in 2014

26 Jan 2015

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

Backing the great British pub

23 Jan 2015

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

TGI Friday's

Feeding a casual-dining demand

21 Jan 2015

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

Rugby watching

Caught in the maul

19 Jan 2015

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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