All MCA Insight articles in August 2013 – Page 6

  • Texas Joes

    Texas Joe's eyes BBQ restaurant rollout


    Joe Walters, the entrepreneur behind the Texas Joe’s beef jerky brand whose investors include BrewDog co-founder James Watt, has told M&C Report he hopes to open a chain of barbecue and craft beer restaurants nationwide and has secured its first stand-alone site in London

  • Greene King logo

    Realpubs to make regional debut


    Realpubs, the Greene King-owned pub chain, is set to make its debut outside London with an opening in Cambridge, M&C Report understands

  • News

    Osmond eyes return to sector


    Hugh Osmond, the high-profile sector investor who previously backed PizzaExpress and Punch Taverns, is reportedly eyeing a return to the leisure sector after resigning from the board of insurance company Phoenix

  • News

    Creams Cafe eyes UK and overseas growth


    Creams Cafe, the dessert cafe operator, plans to grow to 40 UK sites by the end of next year before looking to expand overseas via franchise, co-owner Balal Aqil has told M&C Report

  • News

    Intertain to open cocktail bar


    Intertain, the Walkabout bar operator, is to open a US-themed cocktail bar at its Rewind club in Reading, M&C Report has learnt

  • Spirit logo

    Worrall takes Spirit brand director role


    Spirit Pub Company has appointed Stephen Worrall as it new brand director, M&C Report understands

  • News

    Coffee shop market value to top £1.45bn


    The total value of the UK coffee shop market is to reach £1.45bn by 2016, as convenience increasingly becomes an important factor for consumers, according to research by consultancy firm Pragma

  • News

    French tips 'resilient' TRG


    Leading sector analyst Simon French has reiterated his Buy recommendation and 560p Target Price for The Restaurant Group ahead of its H1 results, predicting “resilient” results despite the good weather

  • News

    Brooklyn Bowl to make UK debut


    Brooklyn Bowl, the highly-regarded New York-based live music, bowling alley and restaurant venue, is to make its debut in the UK this winter at the O2

  • News

    French Bubbles to double up


    French Bubbles is to open a second site under its Champagne + Fromage concept in Brixton Village

  • News

    Downing-backed company secures Forest Gate site


    Augusta Pub Company Limited, a company funded by the Downing Pub EIS Fund, has acquired the freehold of The Railway Tavern in Forest Gate, from Punch Taverns

  • News

    Mae Ping to launch Thai tapas restaurant


    Thai restaurant group Mae Ping will re-launch its Wimbledon branch as a Thai tapas restaurant next month following a successful trial

  • News

    Yummy 'breaks all trading records'


    Yummy Pubs, the four-strong multiple pub operator headed by Anthony Pender and Tim Foster, says it has “smashed all budgets and forecasts to pieces” so far this year

  • Analysis & Insight

    Londoners top coffee shop visits


    Consumers in London visit coffee shops more times per month than those in the regions, but eat in these establishments less than their regional counterparts

  • News

    Cineworld signs up for Whiteley


    Cineworld is to open a nine-screen cinema as part of the £15.5m second phase of the Whiteley development in Hampshire

  • News

    Copita owners to launch sherry tavern


    The team behind the London-based Copita and Barrica venues is to launch a new sherry tavern concept called Drakes Tabanco

  • News

    Fuller’s picks up design award nomination


    Fuller’s, the London brewer and pub operator, has been shortlisted in the international Restaurant & Bar Design Awards for its The Tokenhouse pub

  • News

    Growler secures first pub


    Growler Brewery, the East Anglia-based company, has secured its first pub, the Waggon and Horses in Sudbury

  • Coffee
    Analysis & Insight

    Espresso Yourself: Finding your USP


    The coffee market is relatively mature but forecast to continue to grow. Whether you are a big chain or a small independent, there is still room to carve new niches. However, this may only be achieved through careful consideration, says Florence Graham-Dixon, strategy analyst at Pragma.

  • La Tasca exterior

    La Tasca to embark on refurb programme


    La Tasca, the Simon Wilkinson-led chain, is embarking on an “aggressive refurbishment programme” within its current estate