Paddy and Scotts

Paddy & Scott’s develops conference coffee shop

21 Sep 2018

Paddy & Scott’s has formed a partnership with Wyboston Lakes Resort, a conference and leisure venue, as part of its strategy of expanding through partnerships.

Deliveroo Editions

Deliveroo to experiment with dynamic pricing

21 Sep 2018

Deliveroo is planning to experiment with dynamic pricing, which could involve increases and decreases in the consumer pricepoint, MCA’s Restaurant Conference heard.

Applegreen sees strong food growth in H1

21 Sep 2018

Applegreen, the service station retailer which is in the process of acquiring Welcome Break, has reported strong growth in food sales across its UK estate in the six months to 30 June.

Wildwood

Tasty cancels growth funding

21 Sep 2018

Tasty, the Wildwood operator, has said it has “no plans to open any new sites at the current time” and has cancelled its unused £5m revolving credit facility earmarked for expansion.

LATEST MARKET REPORTS

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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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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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