Johnson ups stake in Brighton Pier Group

25 Sep 2018

Luke Johnson has invested a further £1m into Brighton Pier Group, taking his stake to 27%.

Gail's coffee cups

Gail’s to roll out sustainable coffee cups

25 Sep 2018

Gail’s is to roll out compostable and biodegradable coffee cups across its c40 strong estate of bakery outlets this week.

AG Barr sees early success from Funkin on draught

25 Sep 2018

AG Barr has said its Funkin cocktail mixers business continues to grow in traditional areas but also into new formats and market segments.

Glendola Leisure to open second coffee shop; eyeing other opps

25 Sep 2018

Glendola Leisure is to launch a second iteration of its Gordon Street Coffee concept, MCA has learnt.

LATEST MARKET REPORTS

MCA UK Restaurant Market Report 2018 Website Cover

UK Restaurant Market Report 2018

19 Sep 2018

The UK Restaurant Market Report 2018 from MCA offers a complete overview of the restaurant industry, with insight into the latest developments in branded, independent and fine dining restaurants, as well as comparatives in pubs and fast food.

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LATEST OPERATOR ANALYSIS

Focus on Premium Casual Dining July 2018

Focus on Premium Casual Dining Brands - July 2018

The Premium Casual Dining market has grown ahead of the total Branded Restaurant market in recent years, supported by growing consumer demands for more aspiration and higher quality in food and drink, stylish and modern settings, and unique and creative storylines in menus and surroundings.

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CONSUMER INSIGHTS

MCA Eating Out Panel - Consumer Dashboard - August 2018

Consumer Dashboard - August 2018

Eating out occasions at lunch decreased in August, continuing a downward trend of Summer 2018, according to the latest data from MCA’s Eating Out Panel.  Breakfast and dinner visits saw an increase in frequency, while also growing the average spend per head per visit.  The highest ticket item, dinner, achieved the highest average spend on record in August 2018, just a penny short of the £20 mark.  Coffee shops/cafés grew their share of breakfast occasions, reaching the highest share ...

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LATEST EATING OUT PANEL

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Eating Out Panel - Q2 2018 Report

Highest participation on record but a decline in volume as consumers cautious about their spending.

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INNOVATIVE OPERATORS

MCA Concepts to watch Q2 2018

Concepts to Watch Q2 2018

Quarterly updates on the new concepts, brand developments and ideas that you need to be aware of, and which MCA’s analysts think are most relevant.

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