TGI Friday's

TGI Friday’s new owners to consider options for UK arm

20 Jul 2014

Sentinel Capital and TriArtisan Partners, the new owners of TGI Friday’s are in the early stages of considering a sale of its British arm

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Esquires

Esquires co-founder to head UK arm

22 Jul 2014

Doug Williamson, co-founder of international franchise coffee shop operator Esquires, has returned to head the UK arm of the business as it looks to accelerate expansion over the coming years, M&C Report has learnt

Ca'puccino Westfield

Ca’puccino joins Westfield fashion event

22 Jul 2014

Ca’puccino, the Italian coffee concept, has been named the exclusive food and drink partner at the Italian Trade Agency’s (ITA) weeklong fashion event at Westfield Shopping Centre that celebrates an Italian fashion exhibition at the Victoria and Albert Museum

Hygiene tops poll of food concerns for diners

22 Jul 2014

Food hygiene is the greatest food safety concern for people when eating out according to a survey by the Food Standards Agency (FSA)

All Our Bars is “retrenching”

22 Jul 2014

All Our Bars, the Kent-based multiple pub operator led by Paul Wigham, is looking to tighten up its existing estate and improve its food offering before looking to acquire any new pubs, M&C Report has learnt

Boost Juice Bars operator eyes new F&B launch

22 Jul 2014

TD4 Brands, operator of the Boost Juice Bars brand, plans to launch a new F&B concept into the UK market in the next 12 to 18 months, M&C Report has learnt

Brasserie Bar Co (Raymond Blanc and Mark Derry)

​Brasserie Bar Co begins pubs expansion

22 Jul 2014

The White Brasserie Company has secured three more site for openings before the end of the year and appointed a new operations director to aid its expansion drive

M&B to extend Americana-style pop up rollout

22 Jul 2014

Mitchells & Butlers (M&B) is expanding the roll out of Ruby Jean’s Diner, its Americana-influenced pop-up menu

Domino's Pizza recruits ahead of World Cup

Domino's set for growth, 'jury out' on new management

22 Jul 2014

Leading analyst Sahill Shan has reiterated his Hold recommendation for Domino’s Pizza ahead of its H1 results next Tuesday, saying that he expects to see “robust” growth in the half year but the “jury is out” on the new management team

​Boost co-founder: juice bars 'not just a craze'

22 Jul 2014

Boost Juice Bars UK co-founder Richard O’Sullivan told M&C Report that he rejects claims the juice bar market is a passing craze, as the company reports a 15% rise in like-for-like sales across its estate in the first half of 2014

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Itsu

Shopping around for the right mix

21 Jul 2014

Shopping nowadays is as much ‘experience-based’ as it is ‘needs-based’. While online offers the best value and convenience, shopping centres will always have the upper hand from an experiential point of view. At least for the time being argues Richard O’Sullivan, the co-founder and CEO of Boost Juice Bars UK, who previously co-founded the 100-plus retail chain, Millie’s Cookies

Craft Beer Co

Honing his craft

18 Jul 2014

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

YO! Sushi logo

Little brother comes of age

16 Jul 2014

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

Tortilla

Q2 trading update

15 Jul 2014

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

Spirit bar staff

Rising stars needed to beat talent timebomb

14 Jul 2014

The ability to attract and retain new talent is one of the eating and drinking-out industry’s most significant challenges. Many school and university leavers continue to believe that the sector is not a viable career path for them to embark on

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