All Chop’d articles

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    Analysis & Insight

    Minimum wage hikes: ‘We are not in a position to help’


    The TUC has set out plans for the attainment of a £15 per hour minimum wage rate – but operators are not convinced. Featuring commentary from Giggling Squid, 3Sixty Restaurants and Chop’d.

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    Chop’d invests in tech


    High street salad chain Chop’d has invested £110k in digital developments ahead of the reopening of its sites next Monday (12 April).

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    Chop’d acquired by Inc Retail


    Food to go operator Chop’d has been acquired by London-based retail group Inc Retail, for an undisclosed sum, in a deal which includes all 13 of its sites.

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    D&D plans to open 17 restaurants on 4 July


    D&D has revealed details of 17 restaurants it will reopen on the 4 July, on the basis the government lifts the existing restrictions as it currently plans to. The restaurants, based in London, Manchester and Leeds, will commence a phased programme of reopening across the full D&D estate, which totals 43. The rest of its UK restaurants, plus its venues in New York and Paris, will reopen through August and September.

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    Chop’d MD Eddie Holmes: We can’t open without rent solution


    Whether it be the end of June, the beginning of July, or tomorrow, for Chop’d managing director Eddie Holmes, the government’s proposed hospitality reopening date is irrelevant. For Holmes, it’s not a question of when, but how, and without a workable solution to the rent issue, the 14 Chop’d sites across the UK won’t be opening any time soon.

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    Hix: 'Not my decision to appoint administrators'


    Mark Hix has appointed administrators to his three restaurant companies - WSH & Mark Hix Restaurants, Restaurants etc and Hix Townhouse.

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    Chop’d to launch virtual vegan brand


    Chop’d is to launch a virtual vegan brand through Deliveroo next Monday, called Vegan Delivered.

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    Analysis & Insight

    Menu price inflation slower than CPI


    Menu prices increased by 1.8% in Spring/Summer 2019, compared to the same period in 2018, MCA’s Menu Tracker reveals.

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    Standard Bearers: meet the dream team behind London’s slickest new hotel


    Trendy US-owned hotel group The Standard is hoping to rip up the rulebook of high-profile hotel dining with its debut European hotel.

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    Graffiti Spirits Group to open Slim’s in Liverpool


    Graffiti Spirits Group is to open a new restaurant called Slim’s on Liverpool’s Bold Street later this summer.

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    Analysis & Insight

    The leading edge in IT and digital marketing


    As part of our Agenda series of roundtable discussions, MCA – in partnership with US-based digital marketing solutions leader Punchh – brought together marketing and IT directors from diverse, sector-leading UK operators for a debate on tech and digital marketing. Hosted by James Wallin, here are the highlights from the day.

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    Graffiti unveil chicken shop and gaming arcade concept


    Graffiti Spirits Group, the Liverpool-based operator, is launching a new concept, a gourmet fried chicken shop and hidden retro gaming arcade.

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    Analysis & Insight

    Sector cannot stomach further minimum wage hikes


    Significant increases to the National Minimum Wage (NMW) and National Living Wage (NLW) could have a devasting effect on the sector, those in the industry have argued.

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    Team behind Quality Chop House to open Emilia


    The team behind restaurants Quality Chop House, Portland and Clipstone, are to open a new restaurant inspired by Italian cuisine called Emilia.

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    Analysis & Insight

    The future of click & collect


    Delivery has been the platform arguably making bigger waves in the world of consumer convenience, but the opportunities around click and collect should not be ignored. Georgi Gyton looks at the prospects for growth, what trends are being seen by operators, and how the entry of Deliveroo to the arena might change the game. Featuring commentary from McDonald’s, Tortilla, K10, Chop’d and HOP Vietnamese.

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    Analysis & Insight

    Food to go diversifies away from London


    The Food to Go sector is diversifying away from London at the same time as reacting to changing consumer needs – with food quality now just as important as speed and convenience, the latest MCA data shows.

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    Interview with an innovator: Saiphin Moore


    The sale of her stake in Rosa’s Thai Café has not sated the Saiphin Moore’s appetite for the restaurant business. As well as her Lao Café concept, she is developing new brand, Slurp. Here, she talks to Sarah Sharples, of MCA’s sister title, Food Spark, about how far Thai food has come in London since she landed 14 years ago, the dishes she is proud to have put on the menu and her disinterest in a Michelin star.

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    Too Good To Go raises £5.3m for London growth


    Too Good To Go, the Danish leftover food start-up, has raised €6m (£5.3m) from some of its existing investors, as it prepares to expand in 2019.

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    Grafitti closes Slims on Seal Street


    Grafitti Spirits Group, the Liverpool operator, has closed its Slims Pork Chop Express site in Seal Street.

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    Christmas trading update


    Amid the blizzard of out-of-office replies this week, MCA has been able to gauge early signs of Christmas trading performance across the sector. Features D&D London, TGI Fridays, Stonegate, Hippo Inns and Coaching Inn Group