All Brewers Fayre articles – Page 2

  • Peter Hansen at The Pub Conference

    The renaissance of the wet-led pub


    Wet-led venues are emerging from the shadows of casual dining and gastropubs with buoyant sales and less exposure to headwinds. Investors are clearly taking note, with wet-led businesses at the centre of much of the sector’s M&A activity over the past year. Sapient Corporate Finance founder, Peter Hansen, explains why he sees this segment going from strength to strength.

  • Wahaca
    Analysis & Insight

    Innovation is on the menu, but the price has to be right


    Which operators are making the greatest strides in evolving their product offer, who stands out for their approach to pricing? Steve Gotham looks at what data from MCA’s Menu Tracker can tell us on the crucial subjects of price and product innovation.

  • Miller & Carter
    Analysis & Insight

    Take a bow leading operators


    MCA director of insight Steve Gotham, takes a look at which brands stood out in 2017 to an increasingly demanding and promiscuous consumer base

  • Brewers Fayre logo

    Whitbread Restaurants – star of the show or work in progress?


    Coverage of Whitbread’s results yesterday was dominated by the fall in like-for-like sales across its UK equity Costa stores and flat trading in hotels.

  • News

    Whitbread: Cookhouse - revolutionary concept


    Whitbread has described its new Cookhouse and Pub format as a “new, bold and revolutionary concept”

  • News

    Costa lfls up 0.1% in Q2


    Like-for-like sales at Costa’s UK equity stores grew 0.6% in the six months to 31 August, slowing to 0.1% in the second quarter.

  • News

    Whitbread launches Cookhouse concept


    Whitbread has launched its new pub format called Cookhouse & Pub and already lined up a further opening under the concept

  • News

    Whitbread to trial new pub format


    Whitbread is to launch the trial of a new pub format called Cookhouse & Pub next month

  • Top 25 fastest growing pub groups
    Analysis & Insight

    Customers scoring pubs higher


    The latest data from MCA’s Pub Brand Monitor has shown customers are more likely to recommend leading pub brands than they were a year ago.

  • News

    Murdin steps down from Whitbread


    David Murdin will step down from Whitbread today after over six years with the company

  • Analysis & Insight

    Tuned in to the frequency


    MCA’s Eating Out Panel looks at three key factors when analysing data – participation, frequency and average spend. Here, Steve Gotham takes a look at descending figures for the start of the year

  • Analysis & Insight

    JDW retains dominance among pub brands


    The latest Pub Brand Monitor from MCA has shown that despite site closures over the past year and a fall in its share of breakfast and dinner visits, JD Wetherspoon remains the market leader.

  • Analysis & Insight

    Five Guys the most popular fast food chain


    Five Guys  has been ranked the UK’s most popular fast food chain for the second year running

  • News

    Flaum to head up Bourne Leisure


    Paul Flaum, former managing director of Whitbread Hotels & Restaurants, is to become the new CEO of Bourne Leisure.

  • Analysis & Insight

    Pub brands struggling to stand out in crowded market


    Pubs are finding it tougher than ever to stand out in a crowded eating out market, the latest MCA Pub Brand Monitor data shows.

  • Nando's loyalty card
    Analysis & Insight

    Recipe for engagement


    New research shows that 94% of UK consumers are willing to join a loyalty scheme but also highlights the challenge that they have never been harder to please. James Wallin examines what the data has to say about the secret of winning consumer loyalty to your programme.

  • News

    Whitbread restructures restaurants division


    Whitbread has restructured the operational team for its c400-strong restaurants division

  • Walkabout
    Analysis & Insight

    Customer service stars of 2016


    MCA director of insight, Steve Gotham, looks at which operators topped the league tables for friendly and speedy service during 2016 and what lessons we can learn from their success.

  • News

    Murdin: We are still learning about Bar + Block


    David Murdin, chief operating officer of brand developments for Whitbread Restaurants, has told MCA that the company will continue to take learnings from its next two openings under new format Beefeater Bar + Block

  • Toby Carvery logo
    Analysis & Insight

    Scores on the doors


    The latest data from MCA’s comprehensive Eating Out Panel has revealed a strong showing for pub companies, outperforming their restaurant counterparts in terms of net promoter scores throughout the day. MCA’s director of insight, Steve Gotham, looks at some of the reasons the Great British pub is still resonating so strongly with consumers.