Latest eating & drinking out news & insight

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    News

    Young see ‘limited prospects’ in hospitality

    2019-06-20T07:52:00Z

    More than half (53%) of 16-20-year-olds would not consider a career in hospitality, due to be being seen as “a stepping stone to another career”, and having “limited career prospects”, a study by HIT Training has found.

  • Real Eating Company
    News

    Real Eating Co returns to Horsham

    2019-06-20T07:52:00Z

    The Real Eating Co has taken a site in Horsham’s Swan Walk shopping centre, replacing the concession it lost in the town when Steam Trading Cookshop went into administration, MCA has learnt.

  • News

    Master Bao to open at Westfield

    2019-06-20T07:52:00Z

    Master Bao, the third bao concept from Frank Yeung, is opening in Westfield London.

  • News

    Foodinate celebrates 100k meal milestone

    2019-06-20T07:52:00Z

    Foodinate, the Manchester social enterprise which distributes restaurant food to people in poverty, is celebrating its 100,00th meal milestone.

  • Foxlow
    Opinion

    The not so fantastic Foxlow

    2019-06-20T07:51:00Z

    Following the demise of Hawksmoor’s secondary brand, MCA director Steve Gotham looks at the sensitivty of spend per head, and how value for money perceptions critically vary at different price points

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    News

    Sweet Chick poised to make UK debut

    2019-06-20T07:51:00Z

    Sweet Chick, the US fried chicken and waffle concept backed by rapper Nas, is set to make its UK debut with a site in Fitzrovia, MCA understands.

  • The Steamer from McMullen's
    News

    McMullen wet sales lfls up 4.6%

    2019-06-20T07:51:00Z

    McMullen, the brewer and pub operator, has reported managed house like-for-like sales growth of 2.8% - driven by like-for-like wet sales growth of 4.6% - for the full year ending 29 September 2018.

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    News

    Bodean’s BBQ exits Balham, eyes delivery hub

    2019-06-20T07:51:00Z

    Bodean’s BBQ has exited its Balham restaurant, blaming the accumulation of high delivery costs on top of steep rents and rates, MCA has learnt.

  • Opinion

    OK computer

    2019-06-20T07:46:00Z

    Labelled by some as the flat white economy, the growth of freelance work culture, particular in the Millennial-dominated digital industries, has led to a familiar site in coffee shops – heads buried in laptops, eking out cups of coffee.

  • Opinion

    Creating a buzz

    2019-06-20T07:45:00Z

    Kenny Blair, managing director of Buzzworks Holdings, which features in The Sunday Times 100 Best Companies to Work For 2019, talks to Jo Bruce about people power, expansion plans and being a family business while still striving to value every voice.