Mobile bookings, vegetarian restaurants and family-friendly dining all surged in 2014 as more customers opt for convenience and choice when eating out, according to Bookatable, the online restaurant reservation service’s Quarterly Dining Trends Report
Jonathan Adnams, chairman of Suffolk-based brewer and pub operator, Adnams, has told M&C Report the pub sector has to accept and adapt to the rise of drinking at home.
Natural Kitchen, the London-based deli and cafe concept, has secured a site at London’s Waterloo on the mezzanine floor within the station as the Justin Green-led company is poised for growth
PizzaExpress will celebrate its 50th anniversary tomorrow with a competition to allow customers to design their own pizza to feature on the chain’s menus.
Tortilla, the Quilvest-backed, fast-casual concept, has further strengthened its management team with the promotion of Ben Eastwood, who launched the brand in Trinity Kitchen, Leeds, to area manager for the Midlands and the North
Sheffield-based healthy restaurant Nourish has secured its second site in Leeds city centre
Glendola, the bar and restaurant operator, has not ruled out returning to Brighton after selling the lease of its multi-venue site on Ship Street to Enterprise Inns, M&C Report has learnt
Acclaimed international chef Costas Spiliadis is to open a branch of his Greek fish restaurant Estiatorio Milos in London in June
SA Brain, the Welsh brewer, pub and coffee shop operator, has a target list of cities and towns which will take its Coffee#1 concept over the 100 mark.
AlixPartners Profit Tracker Results 2015
Scottish brewer and pub operator BrewDog came out on top in this year’s AlixPartners Profit Tracker in association with leading industry title M&C Report.
As the House of Commons gives the final seal of approval to the bill containing the Pubs Code, Heineken UK managing director, David Forde, says it is now time to rise to the challenge of reform and secure the future for the Great British Pub.
M&C Report’s departing group editor Rob Willock reflects on the seismic changes he has witnessed in the pub sector during his time at the title - including the pubs code, the extension of the pub business into previously uninhabited day parts and ever encroaching red tape.
Serving quality refreshment at an affordable price in the wake of the financial crash has seen the Hopdoddy chain expand out of its Texas base. Kerstin Kühn reports.
As with previous years’ lists, the 2015 AlixPartners Profit Tracker has thrown up some interesting nuances, showing continued, concerted growth for the more established brands and a further strong showing from traditional brewers and pub operators
An elite group has emerged in the AlixPartners Profit Tracker index. The annual list of the 50 fastest-growing companies in the eating and drinking-out market reveals a top four comprising the same companies as 2014: BrewDog, Bill’s Restaurants, Ed’s Easy Diner and Hawksmoor
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