Busaba Eathai Interior

Busaba appoints CFO

19 Sep 2018

Busaba Eathai has appointed Marc Whitehead, the former finance director at the Fat Duck group as its chief financial officer.

Veggie Pret

Veggie Pret to open in Manchester

19 Sep 2018

Pret A Manger will open its first Veggie Pret outside London, in Manchester’s Deansgaete, chief executive Clive Schlee has announced. 

Comptoir Libanais

Comptoir losses trimmed to £420k

19 Sep 2018

The Comptoir Group made losses of £421,096 in the half year to 30 June 2018 – down 20.7% on the previous half year.

TGI Fridays Karen Forrester

Forrester to chair Vagabond

19 Sep 2018

Karen Forrester, the managing director of TGI Fridays, is to become chair of Vagabond, the London-based wine bar business led by Stephen Finch, MCA has learnt.


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Eating Out Market Report 2018

04 Jul 2018

The eating out sector is set to increase by £5bn in the next three years, with 1.5% growth rate in 2018. MCA’s Eating Out Market Report 2018 features 150+ pages of data and analysis on the UK eating out market, changes to the competitive landscape, the evolution of consumer trends and forecasts.

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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 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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