Osmond: No limit to what we can achieve with Strada

21 Nov 2014

Hugh Osmond, the executive chairman and new owner of Strada, has told M&C Report that there is no limit to what the brand can achieve

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Research shows potential for growth in post-work spirits

24 Nov 2014

New research has shown that pubs and bars could maximise profits by capitalising on latent demand for spirit-based drinks in the early evening.

Taylor St Baristas raises £500k in three weeks with coffee bond

24 Nov 2014

Taylor St Baristas has revealed its crowd-sourced “coffee bond” has raised over £500,000 from 220 investors in under three weeks.

Prezzo to open 250th site

24 Nov 2014

Prezzo is to open its 250th restaurant on Friday.

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Stonegate portfolio sold for £23.5m

21 Nov 2014

A portfolio of 17 freehold pubs let to Stonegate Pub Company has been sold by PFA Acquisitions to real estate investment company Aprirose for £23.5m

Enterprise reveals managed estate details

21 Nov 2014 | By Ellie Bothwell

Enterprise Inns has revealed the locations of its 10 initial managed sites, which includes at least two “semi-managed” pubs

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TGI’s opens “greenest” site

21 Nov 2014

TGI Friday’s, the Karen Forrester-led group, has opened what it describes as its most environmentally friendly site in Milton Keynes

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Cozy Pubs eyes further growth

21 Nov 2014

Cozy Pubs is looking to add further sites to its four-strong estate, after reporting a 4% rise in like-for-like sales to the half year

Chop Bloc eyes expansion

21 Nov 2014

Chop Bloc, the US-style steak restaurant and cocktail bar concept, plans to roll out to up to five sites in the next five years

SRA and Bookatable launch new campaign

21 Nov 2014

Bookatable has partnered with the Sustainable Restaurant Association (SRA) to launch its Leaders in Restaurant Sustainability campaign

Inside Track

Greggs at Spar in Brumby Corner

At your convenience

24 Nov 2014

The UK’s eating out market is in a state of flux. Everybody wants to be part of it, most want to be fast casual. Every piece of research tells us that consumers increasingly want speed of transaction and instant gratification. Who better to meet that need than your new rival, the local convenience store or should that be c-restaurant?

Serving small and thinking big

21 Nov 2014

Having proved itself as the new kid on the recession block, the Koh Group and its Thai tapas concept is ready to come of age. Andy Lennox talks to Ruth Williams

McDonald’s to become more consumer-centric

21 Nov 2014

Steve Easterbrook, senior executive vice president, global chief brand officer at McDonald’s, said that the brand’s aim is to be “a true destination of choice consumers around the world”. To achieve that the company is set to drive its four global growth priorities in a more consumer-centric way.

Food success the Malaysian way

20 Nov 2014

Anne Chow’s husband William missed Malaysian food so much when he moved to England that he taught himself to cook his native dishes – a skill that proved more than useful when the pair set up the successful chain of Banana Tree restaurants. Mel Flaherty reports

Fair Deal For Your Local campaigners

The tie untied

19 Nov 2014 | By Rob Willock

And so it came down to just eight MPs. Decades of political wrangling about the legality and fairness of the beer tie ended with a slim Parliamentary majority of 15 voting to give pub tenants of the largest pubcos a ‘market rent only’ (MRO) option – thus freeing them from this historic and oft-abused mechanism.

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