TGI Friday

Three PE firms left in the bidding for TGI

28 Nov 2014

Charterhouse Capital Partners is one of three private equity groups left in the running to acquire the UK arm of TGI Friday’s

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Ralph Findlay

Marston’s: New concepts, accommodation growth, MRO

27 Nov 2014

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.

CAMRA announces National Pub of the Year finalists

28 Nov 2014 | By Ellie Bothwell

Pubs from Kent, Merseyside, Greater Manchester and Gloucestershire are set to battle it out to be crowned Britain’s best pub, in the Campaign for Real Ale’s (CAMRA) national competition.

La Tasca exterior

Turnaround at La Tasca continues

28 Nov 2014

La Tasca has reported its 19 consecutive month of like-for-like sales growth as the turnaround of the business, which underwent a Company Voluntary Arrangement in 2012, continues

Home Office says there will be no change to powers of entry

28 Nov 2014 | By Ellie Bothwell

The Home Office has decided to maintain the existing powers of entry under the Licensing Act, following a review into the measures.

Pub gets £3.8m lottery grant for refurb

28 Nov 2014 | By Mike Berry

A landmark south London pub has been awarded a £3.8m grant by lottery bosses to help restore the Grade II listed building to its former glory.

Il Cudega

Italian restaurant deli/concept could roll out across London

28 Nov 2014

The businessman behind an Italian style tapas restaurant planned for hackney has told M&C Report he would like to roll the concept out if it proves a success.

Brasserie Blanc Charlotte Street

FY EBITDA up 4% at Brasserie Bar Co

28 Nov 2014

Brasserie Bar Co saw restaurant EBITDA climb 4% to c£5.2m in the 12 months to 29 June 2014

Davy's eyes South East expansion as lfl continue to rise

28 Nov 2014

James Davy, chief executive of London-based wine bar operator Davy’s, has told M&C Report the “ridiculous” prices in London may mean the company looks to commuter belt towns for expansion.

Appear Here secures growth fund

28 Nov 2014

Appear Here has raised $7.5m (£4.75m) of new funding, as it explores further expansion in the UK and internationally

Inside Track

St Austell

The craft of brewing

26 Nov 2014

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

Tommyfield Pub and Hotel in Kennington

The real prescription for a healthy pub

25 Nov 2014

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

Greggs at Spar in Brumby Corner

At your convenience

24 Nov 2014

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?

Serving small and thinking big

21 Nov 2014

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

McDonald’s to become more consumer-centric

21 Nov 2014

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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