Be At One

FY lfls up 9% at Be At One

01 Aug 2014

Be At One, the Piper-backed cocktail bar chain, is confident that it can eventually grow its estate to up to 120 sites in the UK

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The Gherkin by Searcys

Westbury Street Holdings buys Searcys

01 Aug 2014

Searcys, the upmarket restaurant and bar operator and caterer, has been sold to Westbury Street Holdings (WSH), the hospitality and catering company that owns Benugo, in its entirety for an undisclosed sum

Maclay eyes craft beer expansion; FY loss

01 Aug 2014

Scottish pub and bar operator Maclay Group is looking to add a craft beer offer across its 26-strong estate, managing director Steve Mallon has told M&C Report as the company reports a pre-tax loss of £169,895 in the 16 months to 1 February 2014

Searcys restaurant

​Searcys eyes expansion under new owner

01 Aug 2014

Searcys, the upmarket restaurant and bar operator and caterer, will look to expand its business within the next 12 months following a period of consolidation after its acquisition by Westbury Street Holdings (WSH), managing director Chris Maddison has told M&C Report

​Bar Sport grows pipeline

01 Aug 2014

Bar Sport, the sports-focused bar brand run under franchise, has lined up further openings in Derby, Portsmouth and Southampton and is considering launching two venues under a managed format, M&C Report has learnt

La Tasca

La Tasca to rollout Bar de Sangria format

01 Aug 2014

La Tasca is to rollout its “Bar de Sangria” format across majority of its 35-strong estate by the end of this month after a successful trial

Friday five-minute interview: Nick Miller, Meantime Brewing Company

01 Aug 2014

M&C Report talks to Nick Miller, chief executive of Meantime Brewing Company, about his best investment, his best business decision and the best piece of advice he’s ever received

Taco Bell renews UK openings push

01 Aug 2014

Taco Bell, the Yum! Brands owned Mexican burrito fast food concept, will renew its UK opening’s programme over the coming few months

M&C20 Leisure Share Index 1 August

Market-wide losses hit M&C20

01 Aug 2014

The M&C20 suffered a sharp fall this week as shares in the leisure sector slid by 22 points (1.9%) to 1,152 after a fortnight of growth

Board game café launches Kickstarter campaign

01 Aug 2014

Draughts, which will be the UK’s first board game café, has launched a Kickstarter campaign to raise £10,000 to kit out the café with board games before it opens in September

Inside Track

Filling in the sandwich market

01 Aug 2014 | By Kerstin Kuhn

Mendocino Farms has not rushed into expanding its operation, but is now finding huge popularity in the US sandwich market

Burger and lobster

New world order

31 Jul 2014 | By Stefan Chomka

Forget the recent influx of US restaurant brands planting their flags on UK soil – the Brits are leading a global invasion all of their own


You got that vibe?

28 Jul 2014

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 pier

Brighton: buying some cool

25 Jul 2014 | By Jessica Mason

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

Honing his craft

18 Jul 2014 | By John Harrington

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

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