M&C20 Leisure Share Index 19 September 2014

Big gains for M&C20 after NO vote

19 Sep 2014

With the threat of Scottish independence behind us for the time being, the All Share ended the week up 9 points at 1,066, with the M&C20 outperforming the market, ending up more than 28 points at 1,226

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Eddie Holmes MD of Chop'd

Friday five-minute interview: Eddie Holmes, Chop'd

19 Sep 2014

M&C Report talks to Eddie Holmes, co-founder of Chop’d, about his best investment, his best business decision and the best piece of advice he’s ever received

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Analyst corner: Rollo on M&B

19 Sep 2014

Jamie Rollo at Morgan Stanley looks ahead to the Q4 interim management statement from Mitchells & Butlers (M&B), predicting a “solid” performance


One in three meals on high streets have calorie counts

19 Sep 2014

One in three meals sold on the high street now display calorie labelling, including 70% of fast food and takeaway meals

CG takes Novus site for Dirty Martini

19 Sep 2014

CG Restaurants & Bars, the London-based hospitality group, has acquired the site of Novus’ Jewel Bar at Wood Lane near St Paul’s for its fifth Dirty Martini outlet, M&C Report has learnt

BHA income dips

19 Sep 2014

The British Hospitality Association (BHA) saw income fall 1.2% to £1.37m in 2013, although subscription income rose 2.1% to £1.13m

Lasan Group eyeing nationwide expansion

19 Sep 2014

Lasan Group, the Birmingham restaurant operator behind Lasan, has secured a site for its fourth restaurant in Birmingham to open in early 2015 and is planning to expand to other UK cities, M&C Report has learnt 

Inge Plochaet

Plochaet departs AB InBev

19 Sep 2014

 Inge Plochaet is leaving her role as president of the UK division of AB InBev after 20 years with the company. She is succeeded by Steve McAllister, the president of Germany, Italy, Spain and Austria business unit

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JW Lees expansion continues

19 Sep 2014

JW Lees, the Manchester-based brewer and pub operator, has opened a former Mitchells & Butlers pub and has offers submitted for a further five outlets, managing director William Lees-Jones has told M&C Report

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Revolution operator completes Rift & Co conversions

19 Sep 2014

New Inventive Bar Company, the Revolution bar operator led by Mark McQuater, has completed the conversion of the 12 sites in its Nightjar Bars arm into the new Rift & Co concept, M&C Report has learnt

Inside Track

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Digging Gold in the Far East

19 Sep 2014

As UK-based restaurant operators look to grow their overseas footprints, Graham Campbell, head of restaurants at Fleurets, argues that while the UK market has probably not yet reached saturation, it’s becoming increasingly mature and the scope for major growth is limited. He argues: “It is a problem that more and more will need to confront and address if they are to continue to drive profit for their predominantly private equity owners.”

The food delivery revolution

19 Sep 2014 | By Mark Wingett

Co-founder of high-quality food delivery firm Deliveroo, William Shu, talks to M&C Report editor Mark Wingett about why London residents need a speedy service that offers great meals to their door

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I’ll have five on it

18 Sep 2014 | By Mark Wingett

It’s little more than a year since it arrived in the UK, but US burger phenomenon Five Guys is on the cusp of becoming a national player. Mark Wingett talks to UK managing director John Eckbert and director of operations Marcel Khan about the past year, expansion plans and the paradox at the heart of its success


​​Risking it regionally

15 Sep 2014 | By Mark Wingett

The race for operators to spread out of London and the south-east is well and truly on. Does that run the risk of regional property bubbles being formed during the next 12 to 18 months?


Proper food that’s going places

12 Sep 2014

Chop’d was founded in 2004 on the principles of offering busy people the choice of healthy food on the go. Ten years and nine stores later, Ruth Williams finds co-founder and chief executive Eddie Holmes is preparing to roll-out three formats of the store that embody those principles

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