February 2019

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  • News

    EiG focuses on north for partnership growth


    Ei Group is seeking new partnerships with both existing and aspiring multiple operators across the North of England with the launch of a new targeted networking and recruitment event.

  • Greggs

    Greggs exceeds £1bn FY sales for first time


    Sales at Greggs exceeded the £1bn mark for the first time in 2018.

  • Patisserie Valerie

    Peretti appointed to run Patisserie Valerie


    Causeway Capital has dismissed suggestions that it is only planning a brief period of ownership of Patisserie Valerie.

  • burger king

    Mark Out of 10: What’s the beef?


    Mark McCulloch – the brand and marketing guru behind Supersonic Inc – gives his latest take on a marketing campaign by a prominent operator. Today, he looks at how Burger King capitalised on McDonald’s loss of its Big Mac trademark with a campaign, mocking up a Big Mac-inspired menu. Is BK’s bare-faced cheek to be admired or should the company be more focussed on promoting its own USP?

  • Tonkotsu

    Tonkotsu sees food halls as potential growth driver


    Tonkotsu managing director, Stephen Evans, has told MCA that he sees the potential to grow through food halls and said the brand’s success in Birmingham has emboldened it for further regional expansion.

  • Pizza Hut Leeds

    Pizza Hut confirms it is testing own delivery options


    Pizza Hut has confirmed it is exploring delivery through Deliveroo in areas where there is currently no service provided by its brand-owner Yum! Brands.

  • las iguanas

    Casual Dining Group focused on developing new revenue streams


    Casual Dining Group (CDG) is concentrating on developing new income streams such as delivery and digital, rather than boosting the size of its restaurant estate or launching new concepts, CEO Steve Richards told attendees at the Casual Dining Show yesterday.

  • London restaurants

    Sector self-confidence up this quarter


    Industry leaders are feeling more confident about their own businesses this quarter, with optimism up from 63% in November 2018 to 68% in February, according to CGA’s Business Leaders Survey 2019.

  • Hudsons secures new site

    Expansion plans scaled back amid patchy confidence


    Patchy confidence in eating and drinking out industry is prompting leaders to scale back their expansion plans, CGA’s 2019 Business Leaders’ Survey reveals.

  • Wagamama

    Azzurri named casual dining group of the year


    Azzurri Group, Wagamama, Oakman Inns, The New World Trading Co (NWTC), Dishoom and The Alchemist were among the winners at the Casual Dining Awards yesterday.