All Chiquito articles – Page 4

  • Food and Fuel

    TRG to acquire Food & Fuel


    The Restaurant Group (TRG) has agreed to acquire Food Fuel, London-based food-led pub operator, in a deal valued at c£15m. MCA understands that the 11-strong Food Fuel business, which comprises eight gastropubs, one sports pub and two café bars, will be incorporated into TRG’s ...

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    Analysis & Insight

    Brandwatch: Chiquito


    A common feature at leisure and retail parks across the UK, fast-casual Mexican chain Chiquito has underperformed the market in recent years. In response, parent company TRG has been investing in the brand’s development – so have their efforts been bearing fruit? Georgi Gyton investigates.

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    TRG launches delivery-only concept for Chiquito


    The Restaurant Group (TRG) is rolling out a delivery-only concept for its Chiquito brand called Kick-Ass Burrito

  • The Restaurant Group

    Boyers joins TRG


    Brett Boyers, who stepped down from Boparan Restaurant Group earlier this year, has joined The Restaurant Group

  • Proove

    L&G signs new restaurant operators to Valley Centertainment


    Legal & General (L&G) has agreed deals with two new restaurant operators at Valley Centertainment Leisure Park in Sheffield – Proove and Thirty Nine Desserts.

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    Analysis & Insight

    Greater use of psychological pricing expected


    The use of psychological pricing is expected to increase, as market conditions remain tough and operators try to tempt customers through their doors, according to new MCA research.

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    Analysis & Insight

    Casual dining: The middle ground


    In a challenging climate for the casual-dining sector, what is the health of those operators in the middle ground? MCA’s director of insight Steve Gotham analyses some key players using a range of MCA’s analytic tools

  • News

    Mercer swaps EAT for Coco di Mama


    Tom Mercer has stepped down from EAT to join Coco Di Mama, as its first head of people.

  • Frankie and Bennys

    TRG pre-tax profits fell 26.4% in 2017


    The Restaurant Group saw adjusted pre-tax profits fall 26.4% to £56.7m over what it described as a “transitional” year in 2017

  • Prezzo

    Prezzo needed a pick up earlier


    In what could be the biggest Company Voluntary Arrangement (CVA) the UK’s restaurant sector has experienced, Prezzo is set to shed nearly a third of its estate, including its Chimichanga brand, in a further high profile example of the issues currently impacting the industry. So how did it come to this for a business that sparked a bidding battle and sold for a price that analysts at the time said undervalued it, asks Mark Wingett

  • News

    Analysts corner: Peel Hunt on TRG


    Peel Hunt’s Douglas Jack and Ivor Jones give their overview on what to expect when TRG reports on its 2017 results next week.

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    Analysis & Insight

    Flight to flight


    The huge growth predicted in air travel has led to greater opportunities for some of the UK’s biggest restaurant operators as their core businesses come under pressure. MCA examines the the diverse range of operators entering the space

  • News

    McCue: Changes to core brands starting to yield results


    Andy McCue, chief executive of The Restaurant Group, has told MCA that the underlying impact of the group’s investments in its Frankie & Benny’s brand will not be fully apparent until the second quarter of this year.

  • Opinion

    The Dom Walsh Awards


    The past 12 months has seen a raft of senior operators depart their roles; high-profile brands stumble on their growth plans but others discover new avenues for expansion. Dominic Walsh presents his annual awards, including deal of the year; top brand; biggest shock, his pick for hero to zero and the year’s worst rebrand

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    Delivery presents bitter/sweet pill for operators


    A new wave of delivery is rapidly transforming the dynamics of the restaurant industry, with everyone from fledgling operators to listed hospitality groups entering the fray - whether they want to or not. But has the impact been wholly positive, and is the current model sustainable for operators already battling a series of cost pressures? Finn Scott-Delany reports.

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    Analysis & Insight

    Online promotions at 24 out of 25 top brands


    The latest MCA analysis has shown 24 out of top 25 branded restaurant chains have active online promotions, with upselling key.

  • News

    Dowell steps down as Krispy Kreme UK CEO


    Mike Dowell has stepped down as chief executive of Krispy Kreme UK, the British subsidiary of the US doughnut and coffee brand, after four and a half years with the business. Dowell joined the company in June 2013 and was credited with presiding over revenue and profit growth leading ...

  • News

    McCue ups TRG stake


    Andy McCue, chief executive of The Restaurant Group (TRG) has upped his stake in the Frankie & Benny’s and Chiquito operator

  • Frankie and Bennys

    Ayers steps down as Frankie & Benny’s MD


    Spencer Ayers has stepped down as managing director of Frankie & Benny’s, The Restaurant Group-owned brand

  • News

    Threedom secures two Glasgow sites


    Threedom Leisure, the fledgling pub business founded by three former The Restaurant Group executives, has secured two sites in Glasgow for upcoming openings, MCA has learnt.