Dark Star

Fuller’s acquires Dark Star

20 Feb 2018

Fuller’s is set to enhance its craft beer credentials after acquiring West Sussex-based Dark Star Brewing for an undisclosed sum, MCA has learnt.


Vapiano announces three London openings

20 Feb 2018

Vapiano is to double its London estate with three new openings in 2018, MCA understands.

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.

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

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.

Beer Hawk

AB InBev eyes Beer Hawk pub sites

22 Feb 2018

AB InBev is exploring options to launch Beer Hawk through two bricks and mortar formats

Bar Soba

Bar Soba changes management team

22 Feb 2018

Bar Soba has made a number of key changes to its management team, which has seen founder Brad Stevens step away from the business

Baygo targets 10 sites

22 Feb 2018

Baygo, the contemporary Caribbean grab and go concept, is looking to reach 10 sites in the next three years, MCA has learnt.

Killer Tomato places sites on the market

22 Feb 2018

Killer Tomato, the fledgling burritos, tacos and cocktails concept, has placed both of its sites on the market

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Top of Mind Report 2018

16 Feb 2018

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