Robin Rowand, YO! Sushi CEO

Rowland predicts failures as profits are squeezed

17 Aug 2017

YO! Sushi chief executive Robin Rowland has predicted failures in the restaurant sector as operators struggle to cope with a raft of cost pressures.

Top 25 fastest growing pub groups

Customers scoring pubs higher

17 Aug 2017

The latest data from MCA’s Pub Brand Monitor has shown customers are more likely to recommend leading pub brands than they were a year ago.

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McDonald’s grows market share across the board

16 Aug 2017

The latest data from MCA’s Eating Out Panel shows that McDonald’s has grown its market share of visits in all four dayparts between Q2 2016 and the same period this year.

Saravana Bhavan secures Leicester Square site

18 Aug 2017

Saravana Bhavan, the vegetarian Indian concept, is to open a flagship site off Leicester Square, MCA understands.

Prague Bar puts Islington site on market

18 Aug 2017

Prague Bar, the London-based Czech concept, has put its second site on the market.

A year of night tube a “welcome boon” for sector

18 Aug 2017

Operators and sector trade bodies have welcomed the impact of the night tube in its first year, during which it has apparently boosted London’s economy by £171m.

Oakman gets Royal recognition for training excellence

18 Aug 2017

Oakman Inns has been named as a recipient of the Princess Royal’s Training Award, organised by the City & Guilds Group.

Holborn Leisure takes on Kensington Park Hotel

18 Aug 2017

Holborn Leisure Group, the Ducalian Capital-backed pub vehicle, has taken on the Kensington Park Hotel in Ladbroke Grove, MCA understands.

Supermarket alcohol

One in seven Brits predominantly drink at home

18 Aug 2017

New research by YouGov has shown that one in seven Brits almost always stay in to enjoy a drink, with over 55s most likely to skip drinking out.

‘Clarity needed over calorie reduction plan’

18 Aug 2017

The Association of Licensed Multiple Retailers has called for comprehensive industry engagement around calorie reduction and stressed the sector’s hard work to date in promoting healthy attitudes to food.

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UK Eating Out Market Data Report 2017

26 Jul 2017

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Eating Out Panel - Q1 2017 Report

Eating Out Panel - Q1 2017 Report

17 May 2017

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