Market Halls

Hallmark of community dining

19 Feb 2018

The three new food halls due to open in London this year under Market Halls could be the next tranche of a long-mooted trend, with 16 food hall proposals in the capital alone. MCA examines the potential

Jamie's Italian interior

Jamie Oliver’s restaurants saw 28% business rates hike

19 Feb 2018

The Jamie Oliver Restaurant Group has seen business rates rise 28% across its estate in the last year, according to analysis by Colliers.

Ed's Diner

Boparan rebrands Ed’s Easy Diner

16 Feb 2018

Boparan Restaurant Group is rolling out a new name and new design for its Ed’s Easy Diner model, MCA has learnt.

eating sandwiches

Top of Mind poll shows resilience across sector

16 Feb 2018

MCA’s Top of Mind survey – based on interviews with leading figures across the eating and drinking-out sector – has shown a further decline in confidence about the trading environment, with only 25% feeling positive.


Focus on: south east Asian dining concepts

15 Feb 2018 | By Georgi Gyton

Following the announcement that Leon is to open a Thai-inspired ‘fast food’ pop-up within one of its West End stores, in April, MCA took a look at how the market for south east Asian cuisine is performing and what’s expected in 2018

Drinking pints

Sector lfls up 0.6% in January

15 Feb 2018

The Coffer Peach Business Tracker has recorded like-for-like sales (lfls) up 0.6% across its cohort in January compared to the same month last year.

Hamish Stoddart of Peach Pub Company

Peach Pub Company considers its options

14 Feb 2018

Peach Pub Company, the Midlands-based, multiple pub operator, has appointed advisors as it considers its options

Leon Restaurant

Leon reveals details on Asian spin-off

14 Feb 2018

Leon has revealed details of its new Asian venture, hinted at earlier this week, which will see it partner with Thai food group, Aylmer Aaharn.

Barburrito at Edinburgh Airport

Flight to flight

14 Feb 2018

The huge growth predicted in air travel has led to greater opportunities for some of the UK’s biggest restaurant operators as their core businesses come under pressure. MCA examines the the diverse range of operators entering the space

UK food-to-go market data and insight

Food To Go market faces bump in the road

13 Feb 2018

Growth in the Food To Go (FTG) market is showing signs of subsiding but recovery will be aided by the rise of healthier products, more affordable sustainability and tech-led convenience, the latest MCA data shows.

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