All Ego Restaurants articles

  • Ego at the Pomeroy, Amersham

    Ego – ‘lack of clarity has forced us to close’


    Ego Restaurants will become the latest operator to close its sites this afternoon following a 60% drop in revenue over the past few days, CEO James Horler has told MCA.

  • Greene King

    Property, partnerships, people


    The surprise £2.7bn bid for Greene King from Hong Kong-based property developer CK Asset Holdings certainly woke up August – not least because it immediately set off excited speculation about who might be next.

  • Ego pub The Fox, Haslington

    Ego Restaurants lines up two further sites


    Ego Restaurants, the joint venture between 3Sixty Restaurants and Mitchells & Butlers, has lined up two further openings, taking it to 20 sites in total.

  • Harvester

    M&B: JVs, virtual brands and surge pricing


    Following yesterday’s full-year results announcement, MCA talks to Mitchells & Butlers chief executive Phil Urban. He discusses performance across its suite of brands, and why he sees joint ventures as the smartest form of M&A. He also says developing a virtual brand is on the company’s road map, talks about the rollout of order at table technology and the company’s work on flexing price during busy periods.

  • Miller & Carter exterior

    M&B FY lfls up 1.3%


    Mitchells & Butlers has this morning announced like-for-like sales the year to 29 September up 1.3%, with a 2.2% rise in the past seven weeks.

  • Food & Fuel
    Analysis & Insight

    Happy hour for pub groups


    Despite the noise surrounding the consumer sector, the pub M&A market is buoyant, with varied and competing investors alive to the attractions of the sector, according to AlixPartners’ Graeme Smith.

  • Core needs of restaurants
    Analysis & Insight

    Business re-modelling in the full-service casual dining sector


    The casual dining market grew over the last 30 years in response to customer needs for accessible and assured restaurant brands. However, new market segments are emerging that challenge the future consumer need for casual dining. How do brands in this sector evolve to ensure long term success and growth? Ian Dunstall discusses

  • Ego pub The Fox, Haslington

    Ego confirms second EiG pub


    3Sixty Restaurants, the James Horler-led group, has confirmed it will open its 17th pub, after agreeing a free-of-tie lease with Ei Group.

  • News

    3Sixty to dispose of final Rocket site


    3Sixty Restaurants, the James Horler-led group, has placed its remaining Rocket bar and restaurant site in Nottingham on the market.

  • News

    Further operators sign up to support Tim Bacon Foundation


    A further group of the sector’s leading players have pledged their support to the Tim Bacon Foundation, the charity established in the late Living Ventures co-founder’s name to recognize his achievements, to continue his legacy and to echo his legendary generosity of spirit.

  • The Tim Bacon Foundation

    Operators line up to support the Tim Bacon Foundation


    A host of the sector’s leading operators have pledged their support to the Tim Bacon Foundation

  • ALMR letter on business rates

    Government must act quickly over rates concerns


    The government must act quickly if it is to mitigate against the crippling rises facing the restaurant and pub sector, ALMR chief executive Kate Nicholls has warned.

  • News

    Novus appoints new CFO


    Novus Leisure, the premium bar and restaurant operator, has appointed Sharon Badelek as its new chief financial officer

  • Rocket Restaurant

    Novus acquires Rocket Restaurants from 3Sixty


    Novus Leisure has announced the acquisition of Rocket Restaurants Ltd – part of 3Sixty Restaurants.

  • Tim Bacon

    The Tim Bacon Foundation launched


    A new charitable foundation has been established in the late Tim Bacon’s name

  • News

    ​Ego appoints new head of marketing


    Ego Restaurants has appointed James Coldrey-Mobbs, as its new head of marketing

  • Enterprise Inns managed site
    Analysis & Insight

    Sector shift


    From increasing M A activity, to the fallout from the decision by Enterprise Inns to invest in pubs in partnership with “managed experts” and the growing pressure on the all-you-can-eat buffet market is coming under, the sector is set to shift over the coming six to 12 months from shadow ...

  • Rocket restaurant and bar

    Working on many fronts


    James Horler, CEO of 3Sixty Restaurants, tells Mel Flaherty about the firm’s turtle-like rate of growth and why restaurant diners just want to be entertained

  • News

    3Sixty ends sale talks


    3Sixty Restaurants, the group led by James Horler and backed by Luke Johnson, has terminated sale talks because it did not believe that the figures put forward reflected its current performance

  • News

    Festive trading special


    M C Report talks to pub, club and restaurant operators about trading over the Christmas and New Year period. Luminar New Year’s Eve exceeded our expectations, with the majority of our 56 strong estate operating at capacity, said Peter Marks, chief executive of the nightclub company. ...