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    Starbucks and UberEats to expand delivery across UK

    2019-03-21T08:22:00Z

    Starbucks and UberEats are set to expand their delivery partnership across London this summer, and to more UK cities later this year.

  • Sow
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    Pastaio backer to launch new counter service concept SOW

    2019-03-21T08:22:00Z

    Pastaio investor Shemeel Khan is backing the launch of new counter service concept, due to open in June on 39 Great Marlborough Street, MCA has learnt.

  • Coal Drops Yard
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    Harts: Coal Drops Yard footfall lower than predicted

    2019-03-21T08:22:00Z

    The Harts Group has spoken of the challenges of opening four restaurants in one at Coal Drops Yard, with the landlord’s predicted footfall falling considerably short of expectations.

  • Caffe Concerto
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    Caffe Concerto to take on Pat Val Debenhams sites

    2019-03-20T08:38:00Z

    Caffe Concerto is to take on 10 of the Patisserie Valerie sites across the Debenhams estate, which closed after the brand’s parent company went into administration, MCA understands.

  • Authentic Alehouses
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    Administrators investigating affairs of Authentic Alehouses

    2019-03-20T08:38:00Z

    The administrators of Authentic Alehouses, the Crowdstacker-backed pub group, have told MCA three pubs have shut while four continue to trade under license.

  • Prezzo Beckenham
    Opinion

    Big no longer beautiful among casual restaurant brands?

    2019-03-20T08:37:00Z

    Are the days of restaurant brands growing to 100+ sites really over? MCA’s market insight director, Steve Gotham, takes a look at what can be learnt from the chains that have already surpassed this milestone and who has the potential to be the next centurion of casual dining.

  • Ed's Easy Diner interior
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    Giraffe and Ed’s Easy Diner CVA approved

    2019-03-21T14:10:00Z

    Creditors have approved the company voluntary arrangement (CVA) of Giraffe Concepts Limited – the Boparan Restaurant Group subsidiary that operates the Giraffe and Ed’s Easy Diner brands.

  • Tonkotsu
    Opinion

    Kaizen chiefs

    2019-03-21T08:22:00Z

    Southeast cuisine is seen as one of the few areas where demand still outstrips supply in casual dining and one of the rising stars in this field is Tonkotsu. Stephen Evans, managing director of the ramen restaurant brand, talks to Jo Bruce about expansion plans, engineering gizmos and buddies

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    Opinion

    Generation Next: How to market your business with no budget

    2019-03-21T08:22:00Z

    After getting “carried away” with the build and fit-out process for his two sites, Loui Blake, founder of Kalifornia Kitchen and Erpingham House, realised he was left with no budget for marketing. However after being forced to use several marketing hacks he realised he was capable of promoting his business on a shoestring.

  • Tortilla burritos
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    Tortilla lines up Southwark site

    2019-03-21T08:22:00Z

    Tortilla is to open at site at 1 The Cut, opposite Southwark Underground station.