Interviews

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  • Steve RIchards
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    Five-minute interview: Steve Richards – Casual Dining Group

    2016-01-08T16:12:00Z

    M&C takes five minutes to talk to Steve Richards, chief executive of the Casual Dining Group (CDG), about customer experience; Center Parcs and seafood restaurants in Corsica

  • Randy Garutti CEP Shake Shack
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    Sector snapshot: Shaking up the UK burger market

    2015-12-22T08:28:00Z

    M&C talks to Randy Garutti, chief executive of Shake Shack, as the company launches its fourth UK site and its first outside London, in Cardiff today. He discusses how operating in the UK has made Shake Shack “up our game” back home, his plans for UK expansion, how the company is coping with wage increases on both sides of the pond and what trends he sees developing in 2016.

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    ​Ready to Ignite

    2015-12-18T16:32:18.910Z

    There may have been a few recent wrinkles that are being ironed out, but Matt Hermer and his Ignite Group are financially firing on all cylinders and looking confidently ahead to expansion

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    Five-minute interview: Graham Hall - CAU

    2015-11-27T15:59:51.293Z

    M&C takes five minutes to talk to Graham Hall, managing director of CAU, about Action Against Hunger; unique marketing from Red’s True Barbecue; property prices and improving the travel experience

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    Five-minute interview: Toby Smith – Novus Leisure

    2015-11-20T16:08:35.593Z

    M&C takes five minutes to talk to Toby Smith, chief executive of Novus Leisure

  • Morgan Davies
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    Five-minute interview: Morgan Davies – Barburrito

    2015-11-13T16:14:02.867Z

    M&C takes five minutes to talk to Morgan Davies, chief executive and co-founder of Barburrito, about Byron’s marketing, his concerns over the National Living Wage and wanting to run car parks

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    Five minutes with… Sam Roberts: Boston Tea Party

    2015-10-30T16:08:00Z

    M&C takes five-minutes to talk to Sam Roberts, founder of Boston Tea Party, about eating haggis in Cyprus, the glass ceiling of casual dining and running his local pub

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    Everybody is all-day dining

    2015-10-16T16:17:10.760Z

    Bill’s is the leader in the all-day dining market, but joint MDs Roberto Moretti and Scott Macdonald are not resting on their laurels as they lead the march into the UK’s market towns. Mark Wingett reports

  • Jamie's Italian interior
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    Plenty more where Jamies’ came from

    2015-10-09T16:23:52.063Z

    Heralded by some as the saviour of the UK’s eating-out sector during the downturn, where does Jamie’s Italian stand now and can it stay ahead here while ramping up expansion overseas? Jamie Oliver Restaurant Group chief executive Simon Blagden tells Mark Wingett that it can

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    Five minutes with…Jonathan Downey

    2015-10-02T16:10:00Z

    M&C takes five minutes with Jonathan Downey, co-founder of London Union, and talks about Jonny Wilkinson ads, frequenting Lyle’s in Shoreditch and why some of our brands-only high streets already represent the British equivalent of the USA’s ‘Generica’