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Breithaupt: Business as usual at TRG

29 Aug 2014

M&C Report talks to Danny Breithaupt, incoming chief executive of The Restaurant Group

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STK chooses Miami for first Rebel site

29 Aug 2014

STK will open the first site under STK Rebel, the casual version of its traditional steakhouse format, next year at the ME Miami hotel

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Chicago Rib Shack opening new format in Twickenham

29 Aug 2014

Chicago Rib Shack, the Rockpool Investment-backed restaurant group, is looking to open its second restaurant under the new neighbourhood format in Twickenham this November, M&C Report has learnt

PizzaExpress secures prime West End site

29 Aug 2014

PizzaExpress, the Hony Capital-backed chain, has secured a prime site in London’s West End from Tragus

Greater Manchester launches new alcohol strategy

29 Aug 2014 | By Ellie Bothwell

Councils, health services, and police in Greater Manchester have officially teamed up to tackle alcohol abuse under a new strategy that includes the review of licensing powers

Sales improve at Strada

29 Aug 2014

Strada, the Tragus-owned chain, which is currently on the market, has seen a return to “healthy” like-for-like sales growth over the last month

Samba Swirl

Samba Swirl to launch Crowdcube fundraising drive

29 Aug 2014

Samba Swirl, the frozen yoghurt concept led by David Packham, is looking to raise between £285,000 and £500,000 on Crowdcube to grow from four to 20 sites over the next three years, plus an additional 50 units overseas, M&C Report has learnt

​Analyst corner: The Restaurant Group

29 Aug 2014

Leading analysts from Panmure Gordon, Peel Hunt and N+1 Singer give their reactions to this morning’s HI update from The Restaurant Group (TRG)

Grundy and Drew eye smokehouse and pizza options

29 Aug 2014

Pub entrepreneurs Ian Grundy and Gavin Drew may consider combining their successful pizza food format and their new concept featuring barbecue food and craft beer for future openings, Grundy has told M&C Report

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Spirit 'set for solid Q4'

29 Aug 2014

Leading analyst Nicholas Batram has predicted a “solid” Q4 for Spirit Pub Company and said he expects the firm to achieve his predicted 4% like-for-like sales growth for the year

Inside Track

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What’s a McJob actually worth?

29 Aug 2014

The McGloves are off in the battle over who has most say in the wages of those who work for franchisees in McDonald’s restaurants. Dominic Rushe reports

Craft beer off-licence

Are craft beer shops the new-wave offie?

28 Aug 2014 | By Will Hawkes

Can the booming interest in craft beer generate enough business to create a new off-licence sector?


​Pragmatic approach set to pay off

26 Aug 2014 | By Mark Wingett

The flexibility of operators to adapt their brands and offers is being tested like never before as consumers stretch their day part needs and continue to shun the traditional weekend marke

Yates Brighton

​Brand watch: Yates

22 Aug 2014

M&C Report talks to Stonegate chief executive Toby Smith about the launch of the new generation Yates format, and the thinking behind the new design, drink and food offers, and introducing a breakfast offer

David Bruce

The original punk brewer

22 Aug 2014 | By John Harrington

From founding Firkin pubs to selling Capital Pub Company for £93m and helping Americans fall in love with craft beer, David Bruce has been there and done it. But with several exciting new ventures bubbling away, Bruce’s enthusiasm is as strong as ever – while the craft revival has given him a spring in his step

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