Toby Smith of Stonegate

Stonegate launches next generation Yates format

21 Aug 2014

Stonegate has launched a next generation format of its Yates brand complete with new design, menu and drinks offer

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Whitbread creates new pub brand Whitbread Inns

21 Aug 2014

The concept, which has been introduced at five sites across the country so far, is focused on seasonal cask ales and food that’s billed as good quality and good value

TLC Inns to reach 10 sites

21 Aug 2014

TLC Inns, the multiple operator led by Steve and Jo Haslam, is to take its estate to 10 by the end of the year after securing a former Orchid Pub Company site for a new carvery concept in addition to two new outlets for its American-style steakhouse format Grand Central

Brakspear CEO Tom Davies

Brakspear reports a year of ‘positive change’

21 Aug 2014

J T Davies & Sons, the parent company for Henley-based pub operator Brakspear, has reported a year of “positive of change”

Mark McQuater of Inventive Leisure

Revolution operator develops new concept

21 Aug 2014

New Inventive Bar Company, the Revolution bar operator led by Mark McQuater, has converted a number of sites to a new concept called Rift & Co, M&C Report has learnt

Brewhouse and Kitchen

Brewhouse acquires three ex-Orchid sites

21 Aug 2014

Brewhouse and Kitchen, the Enterprise Investment Scheme (EIS) backed venture, has acquired three new sites including two central London locations, from Black Pubs Limited as part of the Orchid Pub Company portfolio, M&C Report has learnt

Stuart Bateman

Batemans has seven-figure acquisitions fund

21 Aug 2014

Batemans, the Lincolnshire brewer and pub operator, has a seven-figure sum available for acquisitions over the coming three years and also plans to dispose of nine pubs during 2014 and 2015, managing director Stuart Bateman has told M&C Report

The Noodle House

Second UK Noodle House planned for 2015

21 Aug 2014

The UK operator of The Noodle House, the Jumeirah Restaurants-owned, South East Asian casual dining brand, is considering sites for a second restaurant in this country that it expects to open next year, M&C Report has learnt

Just Falafel

CEO exits Just Falafel

21 Aug 2014

Just Falafel, the fast-casual chain, has made key personnel changes with co-founder Mohammed Bitar taking the role of chief executive following Fadi Malas’ departure to pursue other opportunities

Newcastle bar group plans expansion

21 Aug 2014

Lola Jeans, a north east bar operator, is opening a second site in Newcastle under its cocktail bar format as part of plans to grow the group to 10 sites, M&C Report has learnt

Inside Track

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”


Northern exposure

19 Aug 2014 | By Stefan Chomka

A few years ago, if you’d asked a successful London restaurateur about their plans to move up north you would have probably received a response bordering on surprise and indignation. Today things couldn’t be more different

A range of different operators’ entry, exit and typical price points

Solving the pricing conundrum

18 Aug 2014

Consumers may feel constrained by the fact that wages still haven’t overtaken inflation but, as Simon Stenning executive director at Allegra Foodservice reveals, that shouldn’t prevent operators from tweeking menu pricing to maximise spend

Earlham Street Clubhouse

Feasting on a US fraternity model

15 Aug 2014 | By Mel Flaherty

The frat-house concept so beloved by American educational institutions may never have caught on over here, but that hasn’t stopped entrepreneur Jez Hall using it to full effect at his Earlham Street Clubhouse

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