All EAT articles

  • Andrew Walker
    News

    Andrew Walker joins Farmer J as NED

    2021-02-03T08:36:00Z

    Former chief executive of EAT Andrew Walker has joined the board of all-day London eatery Farmer J as a non-executive director.

  • pyramid-hesburger
    Longreads

    ​How technology is revolutionising the post-pandemic restaurant sector

    2021-02-02T08:37:00Z

    At the end of 2019, if a customer wanted to order and pay for their food using their mobile phone the number of restaurants in which they could do this would have been relatively small. Fast forward to this year and, once lockdown is lifted, the number of places offering digital order and pay will be significantly bigger.

  • Veggie Pret Great Eastern Street
    News

    Pret/EAT deal is ‘a real milestone for vegetarianism’

    2019-05-23T07:45:00Z

    The fact a big chain is championing a standalone veggie concept is ‘a real milestone for vegetarianism’, Pret A Manger chief executive Clive Schlee told MCA, but said there needed to be a real push to develop Veggie Pret’s menu in order to make it distinctive from its sister sites.

  • EAT
    News

    EAT looks forward after restructuring

    2018-10-23T08:42:00Z

    EAT, the Andrew Walker-led chain, is embarking on the next stage of its development, after successfully completing a restructure earlier this year, which saw it shed 10% of its estate and shore up its balance sheet.

  • Eat cafe
    News

    EAT close to finalising plans

    2018-06-14T08:33:00Z

    EAT, the Lyceum-backed chain, is understood to be close to finalising plans for its future growth

  • Eat cafe
    Opinion

    Something to chew on

    2018-02-15T08:28:00Z

    EAT has become the latest sector operator to come under the restructuring spotlight, and although the business may have to lose a significant number of sites, there are signs of some positivity, writes Mark Wingett

  • Eat cafe
    News

    EAT to make overseas debut/to launch in Debenhams

    2017-09-22T16:35:00Z

    EAT, the Lyceum Capital-backed chain, is to make its international debut later this year, with an opening at Madrid Airport, Spain

  • News

    EAT confirms debt for equity swap

    2017-04-07T15:48:00Z

    EAT, the Lyceum Capital-backed chain, has confirmed that at the start of this year it restructured its balance sheet, reducing its debt and increasing equity by £94.5m

  • News

    EAT returns to lfl growth

    2017-04-03T07:14:00Z

    EAT, the Lyceum Capital-backed chain, has returned to like-for-like growth since the start of the year

  • News

    EAT appoints new FD

    2016-11-23T08:45:02.657Z

    EAT has made a further change to its management team with the appointment of Mike Rainer as its new finance director

  • EAT exterior
    News

    EAT consolidates head office team

    2016-09-28T08:40:00Z

    EAT, the Lyceum Capital-backed chain, has made a number of changes to its head office team as it enters a period of consolidation

  • Bill's exterior
    Opinion

    Growing pains

    2016-08-01T08:41:00Z

    Bill’s and Byron, arguably two of the UK’s eating-out sector’s leading success stories over the last few years, are each facing, for very different reasons, their first challenging periods. At the same time, EAT has made another management change, which it will hope will finally push it forward and out of the long shadow cast by Pret A Manger

  • News

    EAT appoints Walker as new CEO

    2016-06-30T08:28:00Z

    Andrew Walker, the former managing director of Pret A Manger UK, has been appointed the new chief executive of EAT

  • EAT exterior
    News

    Johnson steps down as EAT CEO

    2016-03-23T10:07:00Z

    Adrian Johnson has stepped down as chief executive of EAT, the Lyceum Capital-backed sandwich shop chain, to pursue other opportunities

  • News

    EAT makes menu additions

    2016-01-14T08:19:00Z

    EAT has announced several new additions to its hot food menus at all of its sites

  • Christmas sandwich
    News

    EAT launches Christmas range

    2015-10-27T08:22:00Z

    EAT, the Lyceum Capital-backed chain, is introducing a seasonal range of sandwiches, baguettes and hot food inspired by Christmas

  • EAT
    News

    Derkach becomes EAT chair

    2015-10-13T08:11:00Z

    John Derkach, the former chief executive of Tragus Group, has become chairman of EAT, the Lyceum Capital-backed food to go chain

  • EAT
    News

    EAT returns to regional expansion

    2015-09-11T08:14:31.830Z

    EAT, the Lyceum Capital-backed group, is returning to regional expansion, with a site lined up Cardiff that is due to open in December

  • EAT
    News

    EAT reports 4.5% LFLS following 2014 loss of £26.3m

    2015-04-17T08:45:00Z

    EAT, the Lycium Capital-backed group, has reported improvement in its sales and performance after its losses doubled to £26.3m for the 12 months to 26 June 2014, up from £12.3m year on year

  • EAT interior
    News

    EAT appoints new head of operations

    2015-04-16T08:38:00Z

    EAT has appointed Esther Arnanz, formerly of Pret A Manger, as its new head of operations