All EAT articles

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    Andrew Walker joins Farmer J as NED


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

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    Analysis & Insight

    ​How technology is revolutionising the post-pandemic restaurant sector


    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.

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


    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.

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    EAT looks forward after restructuring


    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.

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    EAT close to finalising plans


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

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    Something to chew on


    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

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    EAT to make overseas debut/to launch in Debenhams


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

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    EAT confirms debt for equity swap


    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

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    EAT returns to lfl growth


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

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    EAT appoints new FD


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

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    EAT consolidates head office team


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

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    Growing pains


    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

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    EAT appoints Walker as new CEO


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

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    Johnson steps down as EAT CEO


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

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    EAT makes menu additions


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

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    EAT launches Christmas range


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

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    Derkach becomes EAT chair


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

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    EAT returns to regional expansion


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

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


    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

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    EAT appoints new head of operations


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