All Cote articles – Page 4

  • Wagamama
    Analysis & Insight

    Wagamama named customers' favourite in 'fundex'


    Wagamama has been rated as the UK’s favourite eating out brand in a major survey of the customer journey by OC&C management consultants.

  • Steve-Gotham-MCA-Insight-director-of-insights
    Analysis & Insight

    You need friends – and friendly service


    In the first of a new series of regular columns MCA’s market insight director, Steve Gotham, shares some key findings from our Eating Out Panel data of 6,000 monthly consumer interviews. On the back of recent comments from Marco Pierre White that service was more important than food in ensuring fine dining success, Steve takes a look at which brands in the wider sector are delivering on service standards and how the dial has moved over the past year.

  • News

    Five Guys to replace Côte in Camden


    Five Guys has lined up a further opening at 32 Parkway in Camden – currently home to Côte Brasserie, according to Camden New Journal.

  • News

    MCA and AlixPartners launch Growth Company Index 2019


    MCA is once again teaming up with leading advisory firm AlixPartners to identify the top 50 private firms with the fastest-growing profits in the UK eating and drinking-out sector.

  • MCA property roundable
    Analysis & Insight

    The changing face of the high street


    As part of our Agenda series of roundtable discussions, MCA – in partnership with the Access Group – brought together property directors from across the sector at Frog by Adam Handling in Covent Garden. Led by James Wallin, here are the highlights from the day.

  • Puttshack

    Social Entertainment Ventures strengthens management team


    Social Entertainment Ventures (SEV), the operator of Bounce and Puttshack, has strengthened its management team with the appointment of a chief financial officer and an operations director, MCA has learnt.

  • Cote interior

    Côte promotes Pearman to operations director


    Côte, the BC Partners-backed group, has promoted Adelle Pearman to the role of operations director. Pearman has spent the past the year as operations director for Jackson & Rye and Limeyard. In all, she has spent eight years with the group. She joins Rebecca Tooth and Paul Livesey heading up ...

  • Richard Caring

    Proceeding with due care


    In a rare interview, sector investor Richard Caring, alongside new Ivy Collection chief executive and Bill’s chairman David Campbell, talks to Mark Wingett about the future of the high street; the impact of the uncertainty over Brexit; the market in general; and the next stages of development for Bill’s and the Ivy Collection

  • News

    Jackson swaps Côte for Zizzi


    Ruth Jackson has departed her role as people director at Côte Restaurants to take on the same role at Zizzi, MCA understands.

  • Cote exterior

    Inside track: I’ll get my Cote


    A buried paragraph at the end of a story on GBK facing a CVA, suggested that Cote was exploring a possible merger and had held early talks about a tie-up with a listed company. Mark Wingett looks at what listed company would be a good fit for the French restaurant chain. He also explores what went wrong at GBK and why Gaucho’s new owners have swapped Meakin for Martin (Williams)

  • Flat Iron

    Flat Iron appoints FD


    Flat Iron, the Piper-backed steak restaurant group, has appointed Côte’s Stuart McNamara as its new finance director, MCA has learnt.

  • Polu Poke

    Polu Poke to begin expansion


    Polu Poke, the fledgling concept from Celia Farrar, is to begin its expansion, after securing a second site in central London

  • Cote

    Cote signs up for Basingstoke


    Côte, the BC Partners-backed group, is opening at Basingstoke’s Festival Place shopping centre.

  • Harcourt Inns Hero of Maida

    Breathing new life into historic pubs


    Ducalian Capital-backed Harcourt Inns is out to revitalise some of the capital’s most noteworthy freehold pubs into multifaceted businesses, offering drinking, dining rooms, private event spaces and accommodation. Jo Bruce met the founders to discuss the group’s rapid growth and further ambitions.

  • Cote exterior
    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

  • Jackson and Rye

    Cote to consolidate sub brands


    Cote has confirmed it is exploring options for its two sub brands – Jackson & Rye and Limeyard

  • Analysis & Insight

    Gender pay gap reporting: A sector overview


    Gender pay gap reporting has been dominating the headlines this week. With the deadline now passed, what were the numbers reported by some of the biggest players in the eating and drinking out market? MCA takes a look

  • News

    Cote to replace Wildwood in Barnes


    Cote will further strengthen its presence in London later this summer with an opening in Barnes

  • Grind

    Focus on: AlixPartners Growth Company Index


    The AlixPartners Growth Company Index 2018, announced earlier this month, highlights the fastest growing operators in the sector but there are still a number of the brightest talents in the industry who did not make the list. Here we profile a few to watch for next year’s index.

  • News

    Solanot to oversee Wingstop’s UK launch


    Christian Solanot, formerly of Cote, Jamie’s Italian and Shake Shack, is to oversee the launch of US chicken concept Wingstop in the UK