M&C Report takes a closer look at today’s results from brewer and pub operator Marston’s and talks to chief executive Ralph Findlay about fledgling concepts set to be rolled out, plans for growth in accommodation, how MRO may force other pubcos to follow Marston’s model and his wishlist to Government.
Admiral Taverns, the tenanted pub operator, has reported a 3.8% increase in underlying EBITDA to £21.5m for the year to 31 May 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
Spirit Pub Company has won the Best Apprenticeship Programme at the Training Journal Awards for its Team Leader Development Programme.
TCG, the managed pub and bar operator, says advance Christmas bookings are up 10% on last year, with a rise of 20% for sites outside London.
The freehold of Wonderlounge, a late-night bar and club in Banbury Oxford, has been sold by Max Bars ltd to a private developer for £400k
Clive Price, managing director of Surrey-based Barons Pub Company, has said his latest site with Spirit under a new style of leasehold proves pubco/tenant relationships can benefit both sides.
Save the Pub Group chair Greg Mulholland MP has issued an ultimatum to the three large brewing pubcos to work with him or risk losing the right in the new pubs code to insist tenants sell their brands in their pubs
Crepeaffaire, the all-day branded crepe house concept, has launched a new menu at its Chiswick store which opened yesterday that it plans to roll-out across its 10 UK stores next year
A new restaurant opening in London’s Clerkenwell this Friday is aiming to change the perception of kebabs
The craft beer revolution sweeping the US has inspired a new generation of British brewers. But you don’t have to be a micro brewery to be a true ale innovator, says St Austell’s brewing director Roger Ryman
Breaking the beer tie means less investment, more pub closures and a vicious cycle of decline, not a virtuous circle of growth, argues David Forde, UK managing director of Heineken
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?
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
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.
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