Kipferl raises £125k for expansion

25 Jul 2014 | By Lauren Houghton

London’s Austrian coffee house and restaurant concept Kipferl raised £125K through crowdfunding platform CrowdBnk in less than three hours, leaving it set to open its second site in the capital

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Bagelman eyes franchise route for growth

25 Jul 2014

Bagelman, Brighton and Hove’s four-strong bagel concept, has launched a franchise scheme and opened a flagship store at Brighton railway station

Brewers Fayre to complete Chef’s Counter rollout

25 Jul 2014

Whitbread will complete the roll out of its Chef’s Counter format across its entire c140-strong Brewers Fayre estate by the end of this August

​Graydon to take up Table Table ops role

25 Jul 2014

Spencer Graydon, the former operations director of Peach Pub Company, will assume a similar role overseeing Whitbread’s Table Table brand

Firezza closes in on regional launch

25 Jul 2014

Firezza, the London-based, upscale pizza delivery chain, is closing in on its first regional opening in Kent

​Vietnamese Kitchen 'actively looking' for more sites

25 Jul 2014

Vietnamese Kitchen, the London-based Vietnamese restaurant operator, is “actively looking” for more sites for its evolved format, M&C Report has learnt

Pub rents fall as a proportion of turnover

25 Jul 2014

Average dry rents on new pub leases from the four largest tenanted pub companies are up sharply this year, but have fallen as a proportion of projected turnover, as the market stages a steady recovery

​​​Restaurants and hotels outperform recovering economy

25 Jul 2014

Restaurants and hotels were the UK economy’s star performers as UK finally overtook its pre-recession GDP peak last quarter

Chatime plans nationwide expansion

25 Jul 2014

Chatime, the bubble tea concept, is planning to open 23 franchised stores by the end of 2017 with openings lined up for Nottingham, Oxford, Birmingham and London’s Portabello Road within the next two months, M&C Report has learnt

Caring takes King’s Road site

25 Jul 2014

Richard Caring, the serial restaurant sector investor, is believed to have secured the former Henry J Beans site in London’s Chelsea

Inside Track

Brighton: buying some cool

25 Jul 2014 | By Jessica Mason

Brighton has gone from a grubby seaside town to gaining an exclusive status that’s almost on a par with London. Jessica Mason looks at what makes this city tick and how to make a business succeed


Shopping around for the right mix

21 Jul 2014

Shopping nowadays is as much ‘experience-based’ as it is ‘needs-based’. While online offers the best value and convenience, shopping centres will always have the upper hand from an experiential point of view. At least for the time being argues Richard O’Sullivan, the co-founder and CEO of Boost Juice Bars UK, who previously co-founded the 100-plus retail chain, Millie’s Cookies

Craft Beer Co

Honing his craft

18 Jul 2014

Craft Beer Co has grown to be a leading player in the craft beer bar scene in recent years. Managing director Martin Hayes discusses the past, present and future of the company, and offers his take on craft beer in general

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Little brother comes of age

16 Jul 2014

Just over a year on from joining YO! Sushi, the group’s new CEO Vanessa Hall talks to Mark Wingett about the brand, its people and the opportunities ahead


Q2 trading update

15 Jul 2014

M&C Report talks to pub, bar and restaurant groups about trading in the second quarter of 2014, with reflections on the first six months of the calendar year. The consensus is that the strong first quarter had broadly continued in Q2, aided to some extent by the weather and sporting fixtures, and operators are largely optimistic about the year ahead

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