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    Operators opt for mobile order and pay solution


    Mobile order and pay app Wi5 has seen an upsurge in new hospitality partners as operators plan for reopening. Multi-site operators including Pho, Pizza Pilgrims, Boxpark, Drake & Morgan, Puttshack, Ole & Steen and Aubaine have all signed up to the service, which will allow consumers to order and pay at table when sites reopen, limiting contact and therefore potentially making sites more ‘covid-secure.’

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    Can burger sales stay strong in the face of increasing alternatives?


    Despite growing food adventurism, the proliferation of diverse cuisines and the ongoing rise of plant-based offerings, beef burgers still account for one in nine of every dinner consumed outside the home. Sales are also in year on year growth. As such, it is difficult to argue with leading US restaurateur, Danny Meyer, who said: “At the base level, a burger is a piece of meat and a bun with something on it. It’s simple but it seems to make a lot of people happy.”

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    Ex-Byron COO to head Wadworth managed arm


    Nick Young, the former chief operating officer at Byron, has joined Wiltshire-based brewer and pub operator, Wadworth, as operations director of its managed house arm.

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    Andrews steps down as Byron IT director


    Sarah Andrews, formerly of Tesco and Whitbread, has stepped down as IT director of better burger brand Byron.

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    Breakfast booking platform launches


    A restaurant booking platform for breakfast and brunch has been launched.

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    Byron reshuffle as Young leaves, De Polo promoted


    Byron chief operating officer Nick Young is leaving the company, while Steve De Polo has been made managing director and taken some of Young’s responsibilities, MCA understands.

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    Analysis & Insight

    Greater use of psychological pricing expected


    The use of psychological pricing is expected to increase, as market conditions remain tough and operators try to tempt customers through their doors, according to new MCA research.

  • News

    West Cornwall Pasty Co appoints new MD


    West Cornwall Pasty Co, the Samworth Brothers-owned chain, has appointed Barry Cook, formerly of Gail’s Bakery and PF Chang’s, as its new managing director, MCA has learnt.

  • News

    Federman swaps Wasabi for Q Apartments


    Wasabi’s interim finance director Raoul Federman is to join serviced apartments group Q Apartments as chief financial officer, MCA understands.

  • News

    Grab Thai expansion continues


    Grab Thai, which returned to the acquisition trail last year, has secured a further site in central London

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    Federman appointed Wasabi FD


    Wasabi has appointed Raoul Federman, formerly of Aubaine, as its new group finance director, MCA understands.

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    Cope to be named Byron CEO


    Byron is poised to announce the appointment of a chief executive after a gap of five months

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    Baker St could still see L’Antica Pizzeria opening


    ”Italy’s oldest pizza restaurant” L’Antica Pizzeria da Michele could still be set to open on Baker Street, under a different company

  • News

    Grab Thai back on the expansion trail


    Street food-influenced concept Grab Thai has returned to the acquisition trail in the capital, after securing two new sites

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    Byron appoints new COO


    Bryon has appointed Nick Young, former chief executive of Aubaine, as its new chief operating officer

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    Analysis & Insight

    Inside track: Next in line


    A plethora of changes at the top across some of the UK’s leading and up-and-coming eating and drinking-out groups has thrown up questions on the role of succession planning in the sector and whether private-equity groups are increasingly questioning existing growth strategies and those they have backed to implement them in the face of a challenging trading environment. Mark Wingett gets the thoughts of leading recruitment executives.

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    ​Aubaine restructures head office team


    Aubaine has restructured its head office team to make it “leaner and ready for the challenges ahead

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    Aubaine to consolidate estate this year


    Aubaine is set to consolidate its estate this year, starting with the disposal of its site in Wimbledon

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    PF Chang’s gears up for UK launch


    PF Chang’s, the Asian-themed US casual dining restaurant chain, has moved a step closer to launching in the UK

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    Christmas trading round-up


    Leading operators share their experiences of Christmas trading with MCA, including Loungers, Novus Leisure, Dirty Martini, City Pub Company, Gourmet Burger Kitchen, Draft House, Inception Group and Pizza Pilgrims among others.