All Five Guys articles – Page 3

  • Mana

    Manchester: a star to emulate


    So Manchester has it’s first Michelin star, after a wait of over 40 years. Does it matter? Well, it sort of does. For many in the city, it’s the final piece of the jigsaw. Manchester has over the years cemented its reputation for vibrant night-life, music, sport and even tourism. Only a few weeks ago it overtook Edinburgh as the most visited tourist spot outside of London, according to figures from Expedia Group. It already has a thriving eating and drinking-out culture. Going-out is in the North West’s DNA. 

  • MOD Pizza

    MOD Pizza UK reports £6.9m losses in 2018


    MOD Pizza UK has reported losses of £6.9m in 2018 – following losses of £11m the previous year.

  • Bumpkin

    Administrators appointed at Bumpkin and Eclipse operator Ignite


    Ignite, the premium West End operator which was once a favourite of Prince William and Prince Harry, has been taken into administration, MCA understands.

  • Deliveroo

    Delivery versus in-house: What’s the difference in price?


    I had a Deliveroo from Pho the other day. As nice as the Vietnamese curry always is, I was charged £11.25 for a dish that costs £10.50 in their Guildford restaurant. This started a small chain reaction of looking at other Pho price differentials, and then a few other restaurant chains. At Pho, the use of higher prices on Deliveroo was pretty much universal. Starter prices were typically 20p-30p dearer on dishes that mainly range between £4.95-£6.95, equating to a 4-6% premium on delivery.

  • Greg&Tom-Polo

    Slim Chickens: ‘We now want to do a whole lot more’


    The UK is not short of US-imported fast casual restaurant concepts – Five Guys, Wahlburgers, Shake Shack and Wingstop to name just a few contemporary examples.

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    Five Guys: breakfast ‘area of expansion and growth’


    Five Guys is considering a further trial of a breakfast menu across its UK restaurants, BigHospitality reports.

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    Bleecker: Building up a better burger


    Bleecker Burger may have one of the best quality burgers on the market – but is that enough? Founder Zan Kaufman grapples with high expectations, relinquishing responsibility and building a culture that goes beyond a world-class burger.

  • Marcel Khan
    Analysis & Insight

    A Novel Idea: No. 8 Joy


    Every month, Marcel Khan, chief executive of Thunderbird Fried Chicken reads a book (so you don’t have to) and applies insight into the sector based on what he’s learned between the covers and beyond. This month: The Happiness Advantage by Shawn Achor.

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    Analysis & Insight

    Five Guys set to bring up the UK century


    Five Guys is bucking the wider market trend when it comes to expansion - but does closer analysis show there is room for improvement on food quality and value for money? MCA market insight director Steve Gotham delves into the data. 

  • Franco Manca pizza

    ​Shored up: Franco Manca bounces back


    Italian casual dining is still dangerously overexposed, but Franco Manca has bucked the trend of consolidation and CVAs with its razor-sharp focus on food, service and value. After posting a year of growth and promising a new expansion drive, MCA’s Finn Scott-Delany speaks to Fulham Shore chairman David Page.

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    Analysis & Insight

    Evolving before our eyes


    The pace of change is speeding up and nowhere is this clearer than in the UK’s eating and drinking-out sector. Over the last five years, AlixPartners and CGA’s Market Growth Monitor has tracked some seismic changes across the industry – from the drinks-led renaissance to the burgeoning impact of delivery. There’s not been a dull moment, say AlixPartners’ Graeme Smith and Craig Rachel.

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    Five Guys to continue rapid UK expansion despite losses


    Five Guys has said it plans to continue its rapid roll out in the UK, despite posting pre-tax losses of £3.9m for the full year to 31 December 2018.

  • News

    Tim Lowther appointed general manager at CKE Restaurants


    Restaurant industry stalwart Tim Lowther has been appointed to head up Europe and the Russian Federation for CKE Restaurants as general manager.

  • London Cocktail Club

    London Cocktail Club secures site 10, eyes 50


    London Cocktail Club (LCC), the Raymond Blanc and Sarah Willingham-backed concept, has secured a site in Clapham for its 10th location, part of a plan to reach up to 50 sites, MCA has learnt.

  • Drake Circus leisure

    Cosy Club and Zizzi among operators to open at Drake Circus


    A number of restaurants, bars and leisure brands will be opening at a new leisure and entertainment development in Plymouth city centre, called Drake Circus Leisure.

  • the beast

    Wahlburgers targets 15 UK sites in five years


    Wahlburgers, the burger concept from the family of Mark Wahlberg, is planning to open 15 restaurants in five years in London and the wider UK, MCA has learnt.

  • News

    Five Guys opening at Ashford


    Five Guys has signed up to open at Ashford Designer Outlet in the Autumn.

  • Beyond Burger at Honest burgers

    Bun fight


    Competition in the premium burger space is at an all-time high. Some are concentrating on getting the basics right, while others are expanding menus with novelty items. Restaurant Magazine’s Joe Lutrario investigates

  • Burgers
    Analysis & Insight

    Burger battleground in Covent Garden


    MCA market insight director Steve Gotham examines the fierce competition for the patty pound in one of London’s busiest markets and asks whether Covent Garden can be viewed as a microcosm of the wider market.

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    Analysis & Insight

    NPS – A taster menu of brand winners, losers and risers


    MCA market insight director Steve Gotham gives an overview of the eating out sector through the prism of Net Promoter Scores, revealing the brands who are truly winning with customers and those still in need of improvement.