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    Costa announces McDonald to replace Paul as CEO

    2019-11-21T09:38:00Z

    Costa Coffee has announced that CEO Dominic Paul is to be replaced Jill McDonald, formerly of Marks & Spencer.

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    Phil Urban: ‘Greene King deal vindication of why shareholders invested in us’

    2019-11-21T07:56:00Z

    Mitchells & Butlers (M&B) will inevitably be touted as a potential target for M&A, but chief executive Phil Urban doesn’t see a takeover happening, he has told MCA.

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    Soul Food Enterprises sold in pre-pack

    2019-11-21T07:55:00Z

    Soul Food Enterprises, the operator of Harlem Soul and Stax Diner, and its subsidiary Butterscotch bakery, have been sold in a pre-pack administration, MCA understands.

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    Red Dog founder to expand Indian street food concept

    2019-11-21T07:55:00Z

    Red Dog Saloon founder Tom Brooke is to open a second site under his modern Indian street food concept Burra Khana, in Liverpool, and also has plans to tweak the offer at Red Dog Soho, MCA can reveal.

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    Brewhouse & Kitchen: ‘Pubs are starting to think more like restaurants’

    2019-09-27T07:31:00Z

    Brewhouse & Kitchen’s head of food and innovation, Tommy Knight, reveals to Food Spark’s Sarah Sharples some of the dishes coming to the new menu in October, how he is using spent grains to make nachos and the possibility of a beer doughnut ice cream sandwich.

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    JP Morgan, Goodbody and Morgan Stanley on Mitchells & Butlers

    2019-11-22T08:31:00Z

    Leading analysts share their views on Mitchells & Butlers (M&B) full year financial results, and how they stack up against forecasts.

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    ​Walker joins Platopus as chairman

    2019-11-22T08:30:00Z

    Former Eat CEO Andrew Walker has joined Platopus Retail as chairman, MCA understands.

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    Glickman to step down as NED at Marston’s

    2019-11-22T08:30:00Z

    Marston’s has announced that Catherine Glickman is to step down as a non-executive director.

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    Tim Martin re-elected to JDW board with 98% shareholder approval

    2019-11-22T08:29:00Z

    JD Wetherspoon chairman Tim Martin has been re-elected with the support of more than 98% of shareholders.

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    Franco Manca scores UK’s favourite dish

    2019-11-22T08:29:00Z

    Franco Manca’s chorizo & mozzarella pizza has been named the UK’s most popular menu item by ratings app TopDish.

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    Donut King launches third Debanhams site

    2019-11-22T08:29:00Z

    Donut King, the Australian-founded brand from Retail Food Group (RFG), has opened its third UK site with Debenhams. The latest site opened in Debenhams’ Wigan store, and follows previous openings in Basildon’s Eastgate Shopping and Sheffield earlier this year. The partnership is being led Sam Shutt, head of ...

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    American dreamers

    2019-11-22T08:28:00Z

    A fresh wave of American concepts have crossed the pond in recent years, and more are on their way. Why is the UK so appealing to US brands, and do we still want them? 

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    Opinion

    The profitable Pickup paradox

    2019-11-22T08:27:00Z

    At first glance, Deliveroo’s latest development, called Pickup, is a perfect paradox. Normally Deliveroo only fails to deliver when one of its more myopic drivers fails to find the right front door, now it’s being built into the business model. How can a business literally named after delivery not deliver?

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    Pret’s chief customer officer resigns

    2019-11-21T11:51:00Z

    Pret’s chief customer officer, Barnaby Dawe, has resigned and will leave the business at the end of the year. Dawe, who joined Pret in 2018, plans to return to work in media and ecommerce where he worked at Harper Collins, Sky, The Sun, The Times and Channel 4.

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    New River reports “robust” performance

    2019-11-21T07:56:00Z

    New River has reported a rise in Underlying Funds From Operations from £25.6m to £26.4m for the first half of the year. “We are pleased to report another period of solid performance, as we entered our 10th year of operations,” said CEO Allan Lockhart. “Our diversified and differentiated portfolio continued to outperform the market, delivering sustainable cash flows, robust operational metrics and resilient valuations.

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    Fuller’s to open at Wembley Park

    2019-11-21T07:55:00Z

    Fuller’s set to open a 8,200 sq ft pub and restaurant on £3bn Wembley Park development. 

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    To curate – a word for 2019 and beyond

    2019-11-21T07:54:00Z

    Apparently, the likes of ‘climate strike’, ‘prorogue’ and ‘woke’ are leading contenders among the list of key words of 2019. This set me thinking about what would be among the nominations within foodservice and hospitality? For sure any short-list would have to include labelling, restructure, sustainability and veganism, but I am going to make a case for a potentially left-field candidate, that is the verb to ‘curate’.

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    Comptoir Libanais: Wigmore Street in pictures

    2019-11-21T07:54:00Z

    Comptoir Libanais has reopened its Marylebone site under a new bright and vibrant design scheme. Founder Tony Kitous has curated the new décor, which is inspired by memories of his childhood growing up in Algeria, while aiming to transport guests to the vibrant souks of Beirut, Marrakesh, Istanbul and Cairo. ...

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    What does 2020 hold for the industry? And how will it impact your business?

    2019-11-20T08:08:00Z

    What does 2020 hold for the industry? And how will it impact your business? Every year, MCA and HIM conduct research into the views of industry professionals on the challenges and opportunities the industry and their business face in the next 12 months. The subsequent report delivers an in-depth ...

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    Wagamama grab-and-go concept to launch 26 November

    2019-11-20T08:00:00Z

    The Restaurant Group’s Wagamama food-to-go spin off, Mamago, is to launch on London’s Fenchurch Street on 26 November.