Bids sought for Byron

16 Nov 2017

A sale of Byron could take place before the end of the year, after the process to find a new owner of the c70-strong chain was understood to have been sped up

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CDG makes senior team changes

15 Nov 2017

Casual Dining Group is to make a number of changes to its senior management team, MCA understands.

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Bridgepoint to back Burger King UK

14 Nov 2017

Bridgepoint, the private equity backer of Pret A Manger, has agreed to acquire the master franchise rights for Burger King UK

Harris+Hoole Stansted

Ford: H&H isn’t the finished article yet

17 Nov 2017

Gerry Ford, founder of Caffe Nero, has told MCA that Harris + Hoole isn’t the finished article, but is producing some positive trading momentum

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Deliveroo raises a further £74m

17 Nov 2017

Deliveroo has raised $98m (£74m) as it closed its Series F funding round, bringing the total raised to $482m (£365m).

Shake Shack

Shake Shack UK strengthens senior team

17 Nov 2017

Shake Shack has strengthened its UK management team, MCA has learnt.


JDW to rollout self-serve coffee machines

17 Nov 2017

JD Wetherspoon is to roll self-serve coffee machines out across its estate.

Soft drinks

Sugar levy impact on low-alcohol drinks clarified

17 Nov 2017

HMRC has given further details on how the softs drinks levy will affect alcohol substitute drinks, when it comes into force in force in April.

St Austell

Scarfe departs St Austell

17 Nov 2017

St Austell is searching for a new people director after the departure of Jackie Scarfe, MCA understands.


Caterers increasingly offering high street brands

17 Nov 2017

The past year has seen an increase in food service management (FSM) companies offering high street brands at the expense of in-house ones.

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