All MCA Insight articles in April 2020 – Page 4

  • Dominos

    Domino’s launches employee support fund


    Domino’s UK has launched a new employee support initiative, intended to provide financial aid to workers experiencing personal hardship as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.

  • Pubs

    BBPA urges local authorities to speed up grant payments


    The British Beer and Pub Association has called for local authorities to speed up grant payments after research found that pubs in several areas were yet to receive support.

  • Loungers

    Loungers raises £8.3m through placing


    Loungers has completed its its accelerated bookbuild placing process, undertaken yesterday, raising gross proceeds of approximately £8.3m.

  • Vita Mojo

    Vita Mojo: Helping Leon, Farmer J and Bone Daddies build a post-covid world


    The shutdown of restaurants has ushered in five years of digital innovation in the industry within just a few months, Vita Mojo CEO Nick Popovici has told MCA.

  • Martin Williams

    Williams: ‘This will be a reset of the industry’


    The coronavirus crisis will prompt a “a reset of the industry,” as only restaurants that provide “genuine hospitality and good value will succeed,” Martin Williams, Gaucho and M Restaurants CEO, has told MCA.

  • Gaucho

    Gaucho & M Restaurants re-launch delivery


    Gaucho and M Restaurants will be re-launching delivery operations next week for consumers in central London.

  • Customers eating out in restaurant

    Almost one in four consumers planning to eat out less once lockdown is over


    A quick poll carried out by MCA Insight has revealed that 23% of consumers plan to eat out less once the lockdown is over. It also said a combined 64% are either “worried” or “very worried” about going to crowded pubs and restaurants once the social distancing measures are lifted. Seven percent were ‘Not worried at all’ and 19% were ‘Not worried’.

  • Burger King UK CEO Alasdair Murdoch

    Burger King CEO calls for compromise over rents


    Burger King UK CEO Alasdair Murdoch has called on landlords to work together with F&B tenants to find a solution the impasse over rents. In an open letter, Murdoch said the situation was no one’s fault, but that the leases signed pre-covid-19 did not consider the current reality facing occupiers ...

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    McMullen: ‘We continue to pay rent when due’


    McMullen, the Hertfordshire based brewer and pub operator, has waived commercial rent for tenants, but expressed disappointment over larger operators’ unilateral non-payment of rents.

  • PAUL

    Paul re-opens seven London sites


    Paul has re-opened seven has re-opened seven sites and will open a further three next week. The outlets will open between 8am and 2pm for takeaway only and it has also teamed up with Deliveroo and Uber Eats for the first time. Social distancing measures will be in place for customers, and NHS workers, care workers, the elderly and disabled customers will be prioritised. All seating has been removed, payment will be card only and no re-useable cups will be used.

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    Gumbrell: ‘We want to be part of a sector that’s ready to go forward'


    Kris Grumbell, Brewhouse & Kitchen CEO, tells MCA of his proposal for an EIS-inspired Government support initiative to provide industry with a much-needed investor cash injection, the importance of keeping furloughed employees engaged throughout the closure period, and how sector resilience will ensure its survival.

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    Downey: Prepare for long period of closure


    The idea that operators will be able to reopen their businesses in the near future has been dismissed as a “confusion of optimism”, MCA’s The Conversation has heard.

  • Hawksmoor Edinburgh

    Hawksmoor: Crisis shows sector ‘woven into fabric of society’


    The coronavirus crisis offers the chance to reassess the “incredible role” the hospitality industry plays in society, Hawksmoor CEO Will Beckett has told MCA’s The Conversation.

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    NewRiver donate 20% of salaries to Trussell Trust


    The board of directors at Hawthorn Leisure owner NewRiver are waiving 20% of their base salaries or fees for three months and donated them to the Trussell Trust.

  • BrewDog Helsinki

    Brewdog cans fresh draft beer for delivery


    Brewdog’s latest initiative is to can the surplus draft beer that would have gone to waste and delivery to consumers’ doors.

  • Pret A Manger has opened a second Veggie Pret in London

    Pret adds Just Eat to delivery partners


    Pret A Manger has launched a new partnership with Just Eat for delivery, with an exclusive click and collect proposition for in store.

  • The Deltic Group

    Marks: Focus on the bigger picture


    Deltic CEO Peter Marks has likened to the focus on furlough details such as tronc to “rearranging the deckchairs on the Titanic” and urged operators to see the bigger picture.

  • Closed

    Podcast: William Reed sets out the future for food and drink


    In this special podcast, senior editors from across specialist business-to-business publisher William Reed join forces to explore every aspect of the food and drink supply chain and what that means for the likes of makers, retailers and the hospitality sector. For instance, is the pandemic causing problems with the supply of basic food and drink making it to the shelves of supermarkets and into hospitality venues still offering takeaway and delivery services?

  • Verden restaurant and wine bar in the E5

    UK Hospitality calls for more support


    UK Hospitality CEO Kate Nicholls has given evidence to the House of Commons Treasury Committee today to emphasise that existing government support will not be enough to support struggling hospitality operators through the coronavirus crisis. Nicholls highlighted several areas where support was not having the desired effect as many businesses are struggling to access the support on offer while the majority of operators are excluded from grants as they have a rateable value of over £51,000.

  • Le Pain Quotidien

    Le Pain Quotidien in emergency sale process


    Le Pain Quotidien is close to collapse amid a search for a buyer for its UK operations, Sky News reports.