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Operators need to be prepared for the impact of a terrorist attack

Thinking the unthinkable

19 Jan 2017

After a spate of terrorist attacks in public places across Europe in the past year, it is more important than ever before that operators are prepared for the worst. John O’Hara of Finch Insurance discusses the steps all operators should be taking to think the unthinkable

Customers eating out in restaurant

MCA Consumer Dashboard – December

20 Jan 2017

In advance of what many expect to be a tougher 2017, there were mixed results in the final month of last year, MCA’s Eating Out Panel data has shown.

Loungers Expo Lounge

Loungers adds to Birmingham estate

20 Jan 2017

Loungers, the Lion Capital-backed café/bar/restaurant group, has opened its first site of 2017 and its sixth in Birmingham.

Deliveroo's new hyper relfective kits are aimed at improving rider safety

Deliveroo Plus trialled in key areas

20 Jan 2017

Deliveroo has launched a subscription service targeted at frequent customers.

London restaurants face £336m rates hike

20 Jan 2017

Business rates bills for restaurants across London are set to rise by £336.5m over the next five years, according to the latest data.

Revolution Clapham High Street

Revolution: Non-traditional sites present growth potential

20 Jan 2017

Revolution Bars Group chief executive Mark McQuater has told MCA that the market for acquisitions remains buoyant as long as operators are willing to look at non-traditional sites.

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Food To Co Conference 2017

Food To Go Conference 2017

7 February 2017 - MCA’s successful Food To Go Conference returns in 2017, with a further focus on THE most dynamic and fast moving sector in the UK’s eating out industry.

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