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JDW FY lfls up 4%

15 Sep 2017

JD Wetherspoon has reported like-for-like sales up 4% for the 53 weeks to 30 July, with total sales up 4.1% to £1.7bn.

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Stonegate acquires Sports Bar & Grill

14 Sep 2017

Stonegate Pub Company has acquired Bar Holdings – the company behind Sports Bar & Grill.

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Handmade sold for under £1.5m

14 Sep 2017

Handmade Burger Co was acquired out of administration for less than £1.5m.


Wagamama Q1 lfls up 6.6%

14 Sep 2017

Wagamama saw like-for-like sales in the 16 weeks to 13 August increase 6.6%.

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Byng joins the board of Flat Iron

13 Sep 2017

Tom Byng, the founder of Byron, has joined the board of Flat Iron, as a non-executive director

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Costa shares down on growth concerns

13 Sep 2017

Shares in Costa owner Whitbread fell yesterday after analyst Citigroup downgraded the company

More operators introduce regional price changes

19 Sep 2017

A growing number of restaurant and pub operators are using regional price differentiation, MCA analysis has revealed.

Pret linked to takeover bid by Jollibee

19 Sep 2017

Pret a Manger has been linked with a $1bn takeover bid by leading Philippines fast food group Jollibee Foods Corp, Reuters reports.

CHIK'N confirms Islington is next

19 Sep 2017

CHIK’N, the fast food fried chicken venture from the founders of Chick ‘n’ Sours, has confirmed its second site will open in Islington in the New Year.

Medium sized business losing confidence

19 Sep 2017

Medium sized business are feeling less confident about growth 100 days on from the general election, research from BDO reveals.

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Contemporary fast food analysis - August 2017

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