Domino’s Pizza Group has reported an 11.3% rise in like-for-like sales in the UK in the 26 weeks to 29 June, with an improved performance in Switzerland, while Germany “continues to be challenging” with like-for-like down 1.7%
Burger & Lobster is set to launch in the Middle East and is close to securing a franchise partner for an opening in Dubai next year
McDonald’s is setting aside the next 18 months as a period not only to develop its normal line-up of new menu items but also to rebrand itself
Paul Deeming, co-founder of the Ignite Group, has joined Peyton & Byrne, taking over from Matthew Britton as the group’s chief financial officer
London-based gastropub operator Noble Inns has set up a separate company for its new diner-style concept Bad Egg that it hopes to grow to “10-plus” sites over the coming years, with possible expansion overseas, M&C Report has learnt
Kout Food Group (KFG), the Kuwaiti-based foodservice firm, has acquired its second Costa Coffee franchisee, Coffee Snobs, for c£5.2m
Superfoods, a Bristol-based healthy fast food concept, is planning to open another five stores before launching a franchise model for expansion, M&C Report has learnt
Hydes, the Manchester-based brewer and pub operator, is to open the first site under its new value food concept this autumn as part of three openings during the season, M&C Report has learnt.
Shakeaway, the takeaway milkshake concept, is opening eight UK stores this year as part of a ten year plan to have more than 3,000 stores worldwide, M&C Report has learnt
TRCU Coffee Concepts Ltd is to sell its two central London artisan coffee shops, trading as New Row Coffee and Freestate Coffee
Consumer expectations in terms of value have never been higher, a great deal in part to the high levels of offer and service currently in play across the sector, but what can mark out that experience even further?
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
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
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
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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