All MCA Insight articles in August 2020

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    Analysis & Insight

    Pubs ‘standout winners’ of EOHO

    2020-09-08T07:01:00Z

    The Eat Out to Help Out scheme prompted week-on-week growth across the sector, with pubs the “standout winners”, according to card transaction tracker Cardlytics.

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    Analysis & Insight

    Operators avoid significant menu price hikes post-lockdown

    2020-09-08T07:01:00Z

    While menu prices have slightly increased since lockdown ended, operators have avoided making significant price hikes despite the financial impact of the coronavirus crisis, according to Lumina Intelligence’s Menu Tracker.

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    Interviews

    Jeremy King: ‘The pandemic will provide a platform for the next generation’

    2020-09-04T07:07:00Z

    The co-founder of Corbin & King discusses reopening most of his estate, trying to launch a restaurant during the pandemic; the mixed bag of dealing with landlords and what he hopes the positive sides of the pandemic will be.

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    Page’s Putney Beach investment fund wound up

    2020-09-04T07:07:00Z

    David Page’s secondary investment vehicle Putney Beach has been wound up.

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    Analysis & Insight

    ​Hospitality Leaders Poll - 80% hail the EOHO a success

    2020-09-04T07:07:00Z

    Eighty percent of restaurant, pub and bar operators say the Eat Out to Help Out scheme has worked well for their business.

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    Laine reports losses of £8.4m

    2020-09-04T07:07:00Z

    Laine Pub Company has reported a loss after tax of £7.4m for the 50 weeks to 18 August 2019.

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    Interviews

    Gaucho CEO Martin Williams: No brainer to replicate EOHO

    2020-09-03T07:27:00Z

    Gaucho and M Restaurants CEO Martin Williams has said it was a “no brainer” for his group to continue the Eat Out to Help Out scheme at its own expense.

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    Creams sales up 35% yoy in August

    2020-09-03T07:27:00Z

    Creams Café has reported year-on-year August sales were up 35% during the Eat Out to Help scheme.

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    News

    Dark kitchens: shining a light on data issues

    2020-09-03T07:26:00Z

    You could see Paxman asking the question on University Challenge: “’Dark’, ‘cloud’, ‘virtual’, ‘delivery only’ are all terms to describe what?” “Kitchens” is the answer, and so-called dark kitchens have emerged from nowhere a few years ago to become almost commonplace in the food and beverage industry now. These kitchens are separate from any restaurant premises and exist solely for the preparation of dishes ordered online which will then be delivered to the customer.

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    Opinion

    Ain’t nothing going on but the rent

    2020-09-03T07:26:00Z

    Okay, that’s not strictly true. The industry has only partially reopened, social distancing remains in place delivering a widespread reduction in covers, the industry is under close government scrutiny to ensure it’s compliant with the safety guidelines, EOHO has stimulated the industry (and debate!) and the invaluable furlough scheme continues ...

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    News

    AUGUST 2020

    2020-09-02T09:22:00Z

    Welcome to the August edition of MCA. As Eat Out to Help Out draws to a close we look at the impact of the scheme. The latest issue also features interviews with former Deliveroo MD Dan Warne and Kerb founder Petra Barran. There are also opinion pieces from Peter Martin and Dominic Walsh, highlights from MCA’s virtual event The Conversation, and a round up of the latest news, people moves and reopenings. And there is analysis of the fall of Coffeesmiths Collective, the obesity debate, and what the future holds for nightclubs

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    News

    Domino’s announces board appointments

    2020-09-02T07:48:00Z

    Domino’s Pizza Group has appointed two new non-executive directors to its board, while made interim CFO Neil Smith’s role permanent.

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    News

    Gail’s to open in Blackfriars

    2020-09-02T07:47:00Z

    Gail’s, the Luke Johnson backed artisan business, is opening a new 50-cover bakery in Blackfriars.

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    News

    ​BrewDog confirms Plymouth bar

    2020-09-02T07:47:00Z

    BrewDog has confirmed it will be opening a 4,000 sq ft bar at The Barcode, the new leisure and entertainment development, located next to Drake Circus in Plymouth city centre.

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    News

    Tortilla announces post-EOHO discounts

    2020-09-02T07:47:00Z

    Tortilla’s August sales were up by 50% Monday-Wednesday compared to the previous month, with two new deals announced to follow Eat Out to Help Out.

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    News

    Hawksmoor: Why we won’t be extending EOHO

    2020-09-02T07:46:00Z

    We won’t be extending the Eat Out to Help Out scheme. A time is coming soon when restaurants have to stand on their own two feet – without government help and with the conviction that their normal prices are the right ones.

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    News

    Gordon Ramsay: Trade ahead of forecasts

    2020-09-02T07:46:00Z

    Gordon Ramsay Restaurants has reported trading since reopening is ahead of forecasts, though difficult to project how the trends will develop.

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    New MCA out now

    2020-09-02T07:45:00Z

    Welcome to the August edition of MCA. As Eat Out to Help Out draws to a close we look at the impact of the scheme. The latest issue also features interviews with former Deliveroo MD Dan Warne and Kerb founder Petra Barran. There are also opinion pieces from Peter Martin and Dominic Walsh, highlights from MCA’s virtual event The Conversation, and a round up of the latest news, people moves and reopenings. And there is analysis of the fall of Coffeesmiths Collective, the obesity debate, and what the future holds for nightclubs. Read it here.

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    Analysis & Insight

    Strong growth in August outside EOHO days

    2020-09-02T07:45:00Z

    Diners spent 34.2% more at restaurants and fast food outlets on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays in August than they did in July, according to data from Barclaycard Payments.

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    News

    Lees-Jones new president of Forever Manchester

    2020-09-01T15:08:00Z

    JW Lees MD William Lees-Jones has been announced as the new President of charity Forever Manchester. He succeeds Trevor Mather, who is stepping down after three years. Forever Manchester raises money to fund and support community activity across Greater Manchester. It has delivered over £39 million of community funding across the ten boroughs in the last 30 years benefitting 1.1 million people. Over £1.5 million has been delivered during the last four months alone, to support 441 grassroot community groups responding to the impact of Covid-19 in their local communities helping those most affected.