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Tesco launches new café concept

17 Apr 2014

Tesco Family Dining has launched a new in-store café concept at the retailer’s Extra store in Rainham

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Trowbridge next for Dean’s Diner

17 Apr 2014 9:33

Richoux Group has secured a site in Trowbridge, Wiltshire, for its Dean’s Diner brand

​Evan Evans names first ops manager; eyes expansion

17 Apr 2014 7:56

Evan Evans, the south Wales brewer and pub operator, has appointed its first operations manager as it looks to add a further five over the next six months

F&B shopping centre mix to reach 20%

17 Apr 2014 7:54

The mix of food and drink operators across the UK’s shopping centre sector is unlikely to increase beyond an average 20% of floor space

Liberis allocates £30m in lending for sector

17 Apr 2014 7:52

Alternative finance provider Liberis, which is chaired by former Punch Taverns COO Adrian Fawcett, is allocating £30m of new lending for the hospitality sector

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Nando's to sell alcohol at motorway services site

17 Apr 2014 7:50

Nando’s is set to join JD Wetherspoon by selling alcohol at its upcoming opening at the Extra services on the M40 at Beaconsfield when it begins trading this summer, M&C Report has learnt

Tiger Bills owner to expand French concept

17 Apr 2014 7:48

Lifestyle Hospitality Group’s (LHG), the operator of the Tiger Bills and Casa Maroc franchise restaurant brands, has signed a partnership deal to expand the Gourmandine “creperie and bistrot” brand across the country

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Charterhouse RoIs reach 35%

17 Apr 2014 7:47

Coal Grill & Bar operator Charterhouse Leisure achieved average returns on investment of 35.2% in the year to the end of February, chairman James Horler has told M&C Report


Diageo returns to growth in Western Europe

17 Apr 2014 7:46

Diageo saw sales return to growth in the three months to 31 March across Western Europe, outperforming the group as a whole

FSA to act after takeaways substitute lamb for cheaper alternatives

17 Apr 2014 7:42

The Food Standards Agency (FSA) has announced a priority testing programme of lamb dishes in takeaway meals after tests found evidence of lamb being substituted for cheaper meats including chicken and beef in almost one in three cases.

Inside track

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Zolfo Cooper Profit Tracker - the results

14 Apr 2014

M&C Report, in partnership with Zolfo Cooper, the leading financial advisory firm, has created the Profit Tracker to chart the growth of the most successful privately-owned operators within the vibrant pub, restaurant and quick-service sector


Harris + Hoole

Zolfo Cooper Profit Tracker - ones to watch

17 Apr 2014

M&C Report profiles four operators who missed out on this year’s Zolfo Cooper Profit Tracker list, which tracks companies with the fastest growing profits in the UK’s eating and drinking out sector, by falling outside the scope of the methodology. However, they are expected, with a fair wind, to make their bows next year


Q1 trading overview

14 Apr 2014

M&C Report talks to major pub, bar and restaurant groups about trading in the first quarter of 2014. The consensus is that Q1 was as good as or better than expected, and operators are largely optimistic about the year ahead

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Opening the door to opportunity

11 Apr 2014

As the UK economy continues to recover, Hill Campbell Partners’ Paul Campbell says this is the perfect time for restaurant entrepreneurs to make their mark

What do young people want?

11 Apr 2014

New research into young people’s habits from Voxburner has revealed, among other things, their favourite restaurants for fast food and casual dining; the appeal of technology; and their interest in street food

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Just Eat float is hard to digest

10 Apr 2014 | By Dominic Walsh

The online takeaway service Just Eat has achieved great things in its time and is allowing takeaways nationwide to compete with the likes of Domino’s Pizza and Pizza Hut. However, Dominic Walsh cannot take its £1.5bn IPO seriously. He also asks what’s going on with Orchid’s sale process

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