Marston's to rollout evolved Que Pasa

22 Aug 2014

Marston’s is to rollout an evolved version of its Que Pasa bar brand with a greater focus on all-day dining and featuring a cafe concept, M&C Report has learnt

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Five Guys lines up next raft of openings

22 Aug 2014

Five Guys, the popular US burger chain, has lined up openings in Bristol, Wimbledon Glasgow and at the O2 Arena before the end of the year

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Camerons continues estate revamp; first new Head of Steam

22 Aug 2014

Camerons Brewery, the Hartlepool-based brewer and pub operator, has announced plans to refurbish almost one third of its estate and has reopened eight closed sites from its disposal list, M&C Report has learnt

Bourgee targets expansion and new concept

22 Aug 2014

Bourgee, the “affordable luxury” steak and lobster restaurant concept from high-profile chef Mark Baumann, aims to grow to 15 sites over three to five years and plans to introduce a new format under the Bourgee banner next year, M&C Report has learnt

​Little Gems set for expansion

22 Aug 2014

Little Gems Country Dining, the Bedfordshire-based pub operator owned by Steve Wilkins, has returned to the acquisition trail, after securing its fourth site

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​M&C20 experiences slight uptick

22 Aug 2014

The M&C20 Leisure Index witnessed a slight uptick this week after the previous week’s impressive performance

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Chicago Rib Shack confirms neighbourhood format rollout

22 Aug 2014

Chicago Rib Shack has opened its first site under a new neighbourhood format in Clapham


Bunnychow to focus on hub and spoke rollout plan

22 Aug 2014

Bunnychow, the South African street food concept, will focus on the hub and spoke roll out plan

McDonald’s to ramp up digital proposition

22 Aug 2014

McDonald’s is to release a number of new digital propositions, including a new food-ordering mobile app and online “music experiences” rolled out worldwide

Five Points targets new brewery to triple capacity

22 Aug 2014

Five Points Brewing Company, the east London craft brewer, is looking to move to a new production site featuring a brewery tap that would triple capacity, M&C Report has learnt

Inside Track

Yates Brighton

​Brand watch: Yates

22 Aug 2014

M&C Report talks to Stonegate chief executive Toby Smith about the launch of the new generation Yates format, and the thinking behind the new design, drink and food offers, and introducing a breakfast offer

David Bruce

The original punk brewer

22 Aug 2014 | By John Harrington

From founding Firkin pubs to selling Capital Pub Company for £93m and helping Americans fall in love with craft beer, David Bruce has been there and done it. But with several exciting new ventures bubbling away, Bruce’s enthusiasm is as strong as ever – while the craft revival has given him a spring in his step

The restaurant fashion victims

22 Aug 2014

A trip down nostalgia lane beckons for Stephen Evans, development director at Gourmet Burger Kitchen, who looks at the restaurants he visited as a child, remembers how much of a treat they were, and questions why they have been usurped by new national brands

Simon Kossoff - Undercover Boss

My experience as undercover boss

21 Aug 2014

Carluccio’s chief executive Simon Kossoff talks about his experience on last night’s Channel 4 programme Undercover Boss

Kris Hopkins MP

Pubs are key - I plan to protect them

21 Aug 2014

Community Pubs Minister Kris Hopkins says he’s excited by his new role, and promises to be the pub industry’s champion ”across Whitehall and beyond”

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