M&C Report takes a closer look at the H1 results for Domino’s Pizza Group for the 26 weeks to 29 June, talks to new chief executive David Wild and reports from a presentation to analysts
Yaser Martini, father of Margot Martini, who last year was diagnosed with a rare form of blood cancer, has launched the ‘Just One More’ campaign with the Anthony Nolan Trust and Delete Blood Cancer UK
Confidence is returning to the eating out sector as consumers are dining out more often than this time last year, with 71% eating out in the past two weeks, according to a Horizons’ consumer survey
Burger & Lobster is set to launch in the Middle East and is close to securing a franchise partner for an opening in Dubai next year
McDonald’s is setting aside the next 18 months as a period not only to develop its normal line-up of new menu items but also to rebrand itself
Paul Deeming, co-founder of the Ignite Group, has joined Peyton & Byrne, taking over from Matthew Britton as the group’s chief financial officer
London-based gastropub operator Noble Inns has set up a separate company for its new diner-style concept Bad Egg that it hopes to grow to “10-plus” sites over the coming years, with possible expansion overseas, M&C Report has learnt
Kout Food Group (KFG), the Kuwaiti-based foodservice firm, has acquired its second Costa Coffee franchisee, Coffee Snobs, for c£5.2m
Superfoods, a Bristol-based healthy fast food concept, is planning to open another five stores before launching a franchise model for expansion, M&C Report has learnt
Hydes, the Manchester-based brewer and pub operator, is to open the first site under its new value food concept this autumn as part of three openings during the season, M&C Report has learnt.
Consumer expectations in terms of value have never been higher, a great deal in part to the high levels of offer and service currently in play across the sector, but what can mark out that experience even further?
Brighton has gone from a grubby seaside town to gaining an exclusive status that’s almost on a par with London. Jessica Mason looks at what makes this city tick and how to make a business succeed
Craft Beer Co has grown to be a leading player in the craft beer bar scene in recent years. Managing director Martin Hayes discusses the past, present and future of the company, and offers his take on craft beer in general
Just over a year on from joining YO! Sushi, the group’s new CEO Vanessa Hall talks to Mark Wingett about the brand, its people and the opportunities ahead
M&C Report talks to pub, bar and restaurant groups about trading in the second quarter of 2014, with reflections on the first six months of the calendar year. The consensus is that the strong first quarter had broadly continued in Q2, aided to some extent by the weather and sporting fixtures, and operators are largely optimistic about the year ahead
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