The August digital edition of MCA is available to read now. Featuring news, comment, analysis and features from across the sector, columnist Dominic Walsh tackles the disappointment and chaos of Freedom Day, while Peter Martin suggests looking to the world of cricket for inspiration after the end of the Euros football tournament.

And with full reopening finally here, we test the temperature of operator sentiment – and the unexpected announcement of vaccine passports for nightclubs. MCA’s insight editor Dominic Allport looks at Wendy’s prospects in the UK and why drive-thrus are such hot property.

In a Retailer’s Retailer exclusive interview, we speak to Cote executive chair Jane Holbrook about her plans to “do a Wagamama” on the French brasserie brand. Creams Café reveal their delivery sales have remained high coming out of lockdown. And we examine the challenge of becoming more sustainable and reaching carbon zero in a special feature.

The August edition has all the latest from our Conversation series, including comment from Fulham Shore, Rekom UK, McMullen, Brasserie Bar Co and Tortilla, as well news, people and openings.

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