Hancock’s secures three more openings for 2018

24 Sep 2018

Hancock’s, the American Kitchen & Bar concept, has secured three new sites in Hampshire which will launch before the end of the year.

Tossed at Fleet Services

Tossed trials vending machine

21 Sep 2018

Salad chain Tossed has begun trialling a prototype vending machine format in London’s Chelsea and Westminster Hospital.

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Inception Group: Selling experiences

21 Sep 2018

The Inception Group has built an eclectic estate of quirky bars and restaurants across London, successfully fusing theatre and food & beverage. Co-founder Charlie Gilkes talks to MCA’s sister title, Food Spark, about how Uber has opened up the range of viable sites in the capital, his thoughts on regional expansion and his fears that hospitality will fall foul of artificial intelligence.

Black Dog

Liars sell Black Dogs to former managers

21 Sep 2018

The Liars Group, the Manchester based bar and restaurant operator, has sold three sites, two Black Dog Ballrooms and the Dog Bowl bowling alley, to a pair of former managers.


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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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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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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Eating Out Panel Q2 cover

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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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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