Enterprise Inns managed site

Enterprise begins managed expansion

02 Oct 2014 | By James Wallin

Enterprise Inns has revealed it will have 10 directly managed sites by mid-November

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Steve RIchards

Tragus completes restructure, appoints new chair

02 Oct 2014

Tragus has completed its restructuring and refinancing, which has seen the company reduce its debt burden from £258m to £91m and cut its estate to c200 core sites

Giraffe MK

Giraffe appoints new FD

02 Oct 2014

Giraffe, the Tesco-owned restaurant operator, has appointed Will Franklin as its new finance director

Kochhar to takeover at Compleat Angler

02 Oct 2014

Atul Kochhar, the Michelin-starred chef, is to operate the fine-dining restaurant at the Macdonald Compleat Angler Hotel in Marlow, Buckinghamshire

Domino Pizza From oven

Domino’s UK Q3 lfls up 12.9%

02 Oct 2014

Domino’s Pizza Group has reported a 12.9% increase in like-for-like sale across its UK estate in the 13 weeks to 28 September 2014, with sales up 11.8% year-to-date

Valentina considering franchise or investment for growth

02 Oct 2014

Valentina, the Italian delicatessen, restaurant and shop concept, is looking to reach 10 sites before considering accelerated routes to growth, M&C Report has learnt

Late-night levies affect pub property prices

02 Oct 2014 | By Ellie Bothwell

The introduction of late-night levies is leading to a “modest” decline in property values and favours nightclubs at the expense of pubs, agents have warned

Tom Davies, Brakspear

Brakspear targets food sales growth

02 Oct 2014 | By James Wallin

Brakspear has appointed its first executive chef, who will be tasked with developing food sales across its managed pubs

Hawksmoor founders

​ FY EBITDA up at Hawksmoor

02 Oct 2014

Underdog Restaurants, the operator of Hawksmoor saw underlying EBITDA for the year to the end of 2013 climb from £2.7m to £4.8m

Jack: Still plenty of growth in the UK for Domino’s

02 Oct 2014

Leading analyst Douglas Jack has said that with UK franchisee profits up 17% and new store average sales up 12% in H1, there is plenty of growth left in the UK for Domino’s Pizza.

Inside Track

Unbranded managed pubs – the ‘Cinderella Segment’

01 Oct 2014

At the ‘Pub Ball’ there has been one ‘Cinderella’ not yet invited. One whose attributes have yet to be fully appreciated but who may achieve recognition and success after a period of obscurity and neglect. This is the area of the smaller, unbranded managed pub, argues advisory firm CBRE

Itsu

The king of convenience

30 Sep 2014 | By Stefan Chomka

When Julian Metcalfe launched Pret a Manger in 1986 he changed the way people lunched and built one of the UK’s most successful fast-casual food chains in the process. Now the legendary restaurateur hopes to emulate that success with the national – and international – rollout of Itsu

Street Kitchen

Talent spotting

29 Sep 2014 | By Mark Wingett

Over the next 18 months the industry  is set to experience a sustained level of M&A activity, including a number of big ticket deals, but it is mining for “investment gold” at the other end of the business lifecycle that is increasingly moving to the top of the agenda for sector investors in the rush for the next big thing

Meet Generation Z: Your customers of tomorrow

26 Sep 2014

We’re entering a new era in marketing; the dawn of “Generation Z” – aged between 5 - 19 years old and considered by many to be the ‘holy grail’ of consumers, this market are your future customers

Mine’s a Pint (Shop)

25 Sep 2014

Richard Holmes, former ops manager at Leon and co-owner of Pint Shop in Cambridge talks expansion, staff training and inspiring concepts

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