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    Crafting a legacy

    2016-11-25T16:14:00Z

    As he approaches two years as chief executive of Yorkshire brewer and pub operator Timothy Taylor, Tim Dewey has his sights set on growth – both in brewing and in the group’s pub portfolio. Just don’t accuse the 158-year-old brewery of not being craft. James Wallin reports

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    TGI fuelled by people power

    2016-10-07T16:15:00Z

    TGI Friday’s UK is set to embark on the next stage of its evolution, but the core pillars of the group’s success will remain its people-led culture and its experience-based concept. Mark Wingett finds out more

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    The happy wanderers

    2016-10-05T08:30:00Z

    Brothers James and Thom Elliot have created a fun-loving restaurant business where the vibes are as important as the food. And the Pizza Pilgrims’ party has only just begun

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    ​The life of Simon

    2016-09-30T16:10:00Z

    Earlier this summer, Simon Kossoff, co-founder, former chairman and chief executive of Carluccio’s, stepped down from the business, which had been his life for 17 years. He talks to Mark Wingett about the brand’s birth, development and his legacy

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    Five minutes with… John Leslie, Intertain

    2016-08-19T16:18:13.957Z

    This week MCA takes five minutes with John Leslie, chief executive of Intertain

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    Urban renewal at M&B

    2016-08-16T08:25:00Z

    Mark Wingett talks to Mitchells & Butlers chief executive Phil Urban about why there is no silver bullet for getting the company’s top line moving, but now the sector landscape has settled somewhat the business has an opportunity to make up ground.

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    Five minutes with…Thom Elliott, Pizza Pilgrims

    2016-08-12T16:25:00Z

    This week MCA takes five minutes with Thom Elliott, co-founder of Pizza Pilgrims. He discusses the brand’s main focus; excellent ad campaigns featuring James Blunt, the genius of Pret A Manger and running Glastonbury

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    For the love of MOD

    2016-06-13T08:13:00Z

    America’s fastest-growing restaurant chain has launched in the UK and is gearing up to introduce its ‘made-on-demand’ pizza concept and strong people values across the country. Mark Wingett catches up with MOD Pizza founder Scott Svenson and the brand’s UK chief executive John Nelson

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    Sweetfin tips the scales on poké

    2016-04-28T08:16:00Z

    Hawaiian raw seafood speciality dish poké has set sail for the US mainland and new fast-casual chain has quickly got on board on the West Coast to make the most of this trending phenomenon. Kerstin Kühn finds out why the operator thinks it can capture the market and expand

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    Red Dog Saloon has no time to paws

    2016-04-22T16:35:00Z

    Tom Brooke, the founder of American restaurant chain Red Dog Saloon, is gearing up for a pivotal year as a big investment is pumped into the company