All Burger King articles – Page 4

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    Review of the Year part One


    Amid a backdrop of casual dining carnage and CVAs around every corner, the industry had plenty of news in 2019. But Pizza Express delivered drama. With 490 sites in the UK, Pizza Express is a national institution. So when it announced a net debt pile of £1.1bn earlier this year, and premature rumours of its demise hit the airwaves, the country rallied itself in the way it does best these days – by keyboard.

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    Mixing politics with advertising: a risk worth taking?


    What do politicians and fast food have in common? No, not a new deal every day and a tendency to fall slightly short of what the menu promises, but cause to print a huge Whopper on the side of a bus, apparently. In a world where an advertisement for Iceland that dared to criticise palm oil is met with uproar and banned for being ‘too political,’ brand engagement with political debate may seem like something best avoided.

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    Gunwharf Quays – Restaurant and retail therapy a plenty!


    With more than 30 bars, cafés and restaurants (as well as over 90 shops) Gunwharf Quays offers an abundance of opportunities for plenty of remedial treatment. Supported by its impressive waterfront location, attractive design and assorted leisure-related reasons to visit, Gunwharf Quays is one of the UK’s finest outlet shopping centres. So amongst some Christmas shopping, I was keen to see how it is using its extensive assortment of Food & Beverage purveyors to both restore weary shoppers as well as to act as a footfall driver in its own right. But also, and more critically, I was keener to see some something new and surprising.

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    Another Deliveroo ad banned for misleading customers


    The ASA has banned a recent Deliveroo TV ad for misleading consumers. The ad showed a woman receiving a Deliveroo order to her home, then handing out meals from various restaurants to her family and friends from a single bag, calling out “Chinese, KFC, Wagamama, Greek salad, Pizza Express, Burger King, Five Guys, Doner, Buon Giorno Italiano, prawn crackers…” before disappearing into the bag.

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    Burger King UK increases company owned portfolio to 100 restaurants


    Burger King UK Group has purchased eight new locations, increasing the company owned portfolio to 100.

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    Analysis & Insight

    Delivery market grows 18% to £8.4bn


    The delivery market is valued at £8.4bn in 2019, up 18% year-on-year, MCA analysis reveals.

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    Hop Vietnamese closes in on crowdfunding target


    Hop Vietnamese has raised more than three quarters (81%) of its £750k crowdfunding target, with 19 days still left to go.

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    American dreamers


    A fresh wave of American concepts have crossed the pond in recent years, and more are on their way. Why is the UK so appealing to US brands, and do we still want them? 

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    The meat might be fake, but the science isn’t


    With global sales of meat alternatives predicted to grow from 1% to 10% of total consumption over the next decade, operators should not ignore the generational shift in the way consumers think about food and how it’s produced, writes MCA contributing editor Peter Martin.

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    Tim Hortons: Power play


    Tim Hortons may not be a household name in the UK yet, but if the QSR brand’s growth in North America is anything to go by, it soon could be. Georgi Gyton speaks to master franchisee SK Group’s chief commercial officer Kevin Hydes on its plans to steal market share.

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    Jollibee heading for Liverpool


    Filipino fried chicken chain Jollibee is set to open its second UK site in Liverpool.

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    How to give hospitality the personal touch


    Using machine learning and AI could deliver huge benefits to hospitality, but there are challenges. MCA and Punchh brought together marketing and IT directors to discuss how best to do it.

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    Burger King ‘milkshake’ tweet branded irresponsible


    The ASA has said a tweet by Burger King was irresponsible and warned it must ensure its ”future marketing communications did not condone or encourage anti-social behaviour.” On 18 May 2019 Burger King sent a tweet which read: “Dear people of Scotland. We’re selling milkshakes all weekend. Have fun. Love BK. #justsaying”.

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    Woods: ‘Proper innovation can be a game-changer for growth’


    Innovation is not just about developing new things, it’s about developing things that customers actually want – and there is a big difference, according to Emma Woods, chief executive of Wagamama.

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    Murdoch: ‘You have to take action – nobody likes a ditherer’


    One of the most important attributes of a leader is the ability to take decisive action, according to Alasdair Murdoch, chief executive of Burger King UK.

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    In pictures: MCA Restaurant Conference 2019


    Delegates gathered for the annual MCA Restaurant Conference on 18 September, at the Marriott Grosvenor Square in London’s Mayfair, for a packed speaker line-up which included Alasdair Murdoch, chief executive of Burger King UK and Emma Woods, chief executive of Wagamama. Here are just a few of the pictorial highlights from the day. 

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    US franchise entrepreneur swoops on Wrap it Up


    US restaurant executive and investor Aziz Hashim has bought a majority stake in World Gourmet Restaurants, the operator of grab and go franchise Wrap it Up!, MCA can reveal.

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    Big names added to line-up for MCA’s Restaurant Conference 2019


    Alasdair Murdoch, chief executive of Burger King UK, and James Spragg, chief executive of Casual Dining Group, are among a number of big names that have been added to the agenda for the MCA Restaurant Conference 2019.

  • Analysis & Insight

    ​GDPR, CVAs, and the fight for lunchtime: RSM’s half year report


    At the start of the year, RSM made some predictions about challenges and trends that the hospitality sector could expect to see in 2019. As the first six months of the year come to a close, partner Paul Newman reflect on those forecasts and looks at the latest trends and shifts in the market. 

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    Burger King opens first site in Belgian airport


    Burger King has opened its first site in a Belgian airport at Brussels South Charleroi Airport, with SSP.