All MCA Insight articles in August 2013 – Page 4

  • Alan Yau

    Yau eyes Duck & Rice for Endurance site


    Alan Yau, one of the UK’s most revered and influential restaurateurs, is believed to have picked Duck & Rice as the name for the his new Chinese gastro pub in London’s Soho

  • News

    TRG C2C rollout may outstrip expectations


    Growing confidence behind The Restaurant Group’s Coast to Coast brand has led to a leading analyst suggesting that it may surpass his initial expectation of 50 sites operating under the brand by 2016/17

  • Pizza Hut

    Brand focus: Pizza Hut


    M&C Report speaks to Mike Spencer, operations director of Pizza Hut about life under new owners Rutland Partners, its demerger with its delivery business, the evolution of its design, service standards, investments and expansion

  • News

    Banana Tree secures largest site


    Banana Tree, the pan-Oriental restaurant operator, has secured its largest restaurant site to date in Milton Keynes

  • News

    Livebait owner in liquidation


    SBG Restaurant, the company led by Richard Muir, owner of Café Fish in Edinburgh and ex-Paramount Restaurants chairman William Rollason, has been placed into liquidation

  • News

    Comptoir Libanais to make airport debut


    Comptoir Libanais will open its first airport site in Gatwick’s North Terminal this October, in partnership with TRG Concessions

  • Jamie Oliver

    Jamie: British workers are lazy


    Jamie Oliver says his restaurants would close if they were forced to rely on British staff rather than European immigrants, who are “stronger” and “tougher”

  • News

    Glendola to rollout remote ordering


    Glendola, the London-based bar and restaurant group, is the latest operator to let customers place orders via their mobile phones rather than at the bar

  • News

    Samba Swirl appoints first ops director


    Samba Swirl, the fledgling frozen yoghurt concept, has appointed its first operations director, as it looks to embark on its next stage of growth

  • News

    Wright Brothers confirms Spitalfield site


    Ben Wright and Robin Hancock are to open their third London oyster and seafood restaurant on the former site of Meson los Barriles in Spitalfield Market, as revealed by M&C Report in February.

  • News

    GBBF winning beer in high demand


    Orders for Elland 1872 Porter have “gone through the roof” since it was crowned Champion Beer of Britain 2013 at the Great British Beer Festival (GBBF) earlier this month

  • News

    Kingston next for Oceana conversion


    Luminar, the nightclub operator, is to re-open its second Oceana under the new Pryzm name at its Kingston site in October

  • News

    Morrisons to launch own-brand drinks range


    Morrisons, the supermarket chain, is to launch its own-brand range of wine, beers and spirits

  • Nando's Logo

    Nando’s takes loyalty scheme online


    Nando’s is to upgrade its loyalty scheme by taking it online in an effort to hone in on new data-driven marketing opportunities that will help it better target customers

  • Be At One

    Be At One secures flagship West End site


    Be At One is set to open its 20th site before the end of the year, after securing three new bars, including its second outside London, in Brighton, and its first in the West End

  • Analysis & Insight

    Over 40% of Brits skip breakfast


    More than four out of 10 adults in the UK (43%) skip breakfast at least once a week, according to a new survey from Canadean Custom Solutions

  • News

    Greene King Q1 expected to be strong


    A leading analyst has said that he expects trading at Greene King during its first quarter to be strong and ahead of it assumptions

  • News

    Koh Thai to launch pop-up


    Koh Thai Tapas, the four-strong Thai tapas concept, is to operate a pop-up restaurant for the third consecutive year at the Bournemouth Airshow

  • Costa Coffee Photo

    Costa to make Wales drive thru debut


    Costa Coffee has applied for planning consent to develop its first drive-thru site in Wales, as it continues to push the brand well beyond the high street

  • News

    Pubs in Ireland owe €270k each


    The combined debts of Ireland’s 7,400 pubs total more than €2bn, or €270,000 per pub, according to a report on the industry by Anglo Irish Bank