All Five Guys articles – Page 4

  • Quiz
    Opinion

    Gotham’s Easter quiz

    2019-04-18T07:21:00Z

    With the Easter bank holiday weekend almost upon us, MCA’s market insight director Steve Gotham offers up a bit of a light-hearted break from the norm with a test of your knowledge of the eating and drinking out market.

  • GyroSandwich
    Opinion

    Can US sensation The Halal Guys conquer the UK?

    2019-04-12T07:43:00Z

    MCA’s sister title Food Spark talks to Jan van Delden, partner at franchisee ITICO UK, about The Halal Guys’ entry into Britain’s fast-casual food market.

  • burger king
    Analysis & Insight

    Burger King – Still in McDonald’s shadow?

    2019-04-10T07:26:00Z

    Eighteen months after Bridgepoint acquired the UK master franchise rights for Burger King, how is the brand performing in its long-fought rivalry with McDonald’s? MCA market insight director, Steve Gotham, looks at what consumer data can tell us.

  • Greggs vegan sausage roll
    Analysis & Insight

    Investment is crucial to boost brand momentum

    2019-04-05T06:48:00Z

    “The outperformers in the market are the ones who aren’t standing still,” Molly Johnson-Jones, head of customer and strategy at strategic consultants Stone & River told delegates at yesterday’s CGA Insight conference.

  • Marcel Khan
    Analysis & Insight

    A Novel Idea: No. 7 Diversity of Thought

    2019-04-04T07:46:00Z

    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: Team of Rivals by Doris Kearns Goodwin.

  • Eating out
    Analysis & Insight

    Family friendly winners unveiled

    2019-03-27T08:13:00Z

    By 2045 one in seven UK residents will be over the age of 75, with the inevitable impact on the spread of generations being catered for by the hospitality sector. MCA’s market insight director, Steve Gotham, looks at which operators are best placed to appeal to a multi-generational family.

  • Hyperbowl Ten Entertainment
    News

    Ten sees opportunities to consolidate market

    2019-03-21T08:21:00Z

    Duncan Garrood, the chief executive of Ten Entertainment Group, has told MCA he is seeking to evolve the brand’s food and entertainment offers but stressed he is not trying to compete with either the casual dining or the competitive socialising sets.

  • Wagamama
    Analysis & Insight

    Wagamama named customers' favourite in 'fundex'

    2019-03-19T08:37:00Z

    Wagamama has been rated as the UK’s favourite eating out brand in a major survey of the customer journey by OC&C management consultants.

  • five guys non plastic packaging
    News

    Five Guys builds pipeline as it nears 100 UK sites

    2019-03-08T08:21:00Z

    Paul Hamilton, who was appointed head of brand for Five Guys Europe earlier this year, has told MCA that the brand is committed to further growth in the UK this year alongside a rapid rollout in some of its other markets.

  • Opinion

    Navigating the debt landscape

    2019-02-20T09:07:00Z

    With the well-publicised issues facing the UK’s hospitality sector, many would believe that lenders are steering clear. However, despite clear caution, debt options remain available to the right businesses, write Jacco Brouwer and Thomas Paterson of AlixPartners

  • News

    Five Guys to replace Côte in Camden

    2019-02-14T08:41:00Z

    Five Guys has lined up a further opening at 32 Parkway in Camden – currently home to Côte Brasserie, according to Camden New Journal.

  • Marcel Khan
    Analysis & Insight

    A Novel Idea: No. 6 The Good Immigrant

    2019-02-05T08:32:00Z

    Every month, former Five Guys operations and development director and chief executive of Thunderbird Fried Chicken, Marcel Khan 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 Good Immigrant by Nikesh Shukla.

  • Opinion

    Changing through the gears

    2019-01-24T08:41:00Z

    On the back of securing investment from private equity group TriSpan, Mark Wingett speaks to Thunderbird Fried Chicken founder Matt Harris, new chief executive Marcel Khan, and property director Kieran Sherlock about what that means for the business, and looks at what it means for the wider better chicken category, which could be set to take off after several false starts.

  • Thunderbird Fried Chicken (l-r) Matt Harris and Marcel Khan
    News

    TriSpan backs Thunderbird Fried Chicken rollout

    2019-01-23T18:49:00Z

    Private equity firm TriSpan has made its second UK investment, backing the rollout of street food star Thunderbird Fried Chicken, MCA has learnt.

  • Tim Mutton
    Analysis & Insight

    How delivery is affecting design

    2019-01-16T08:39:00Z

    Tim Mutton, founder of specialist F&B design agency Blacksheep, discusses the trend for smaller sites and how the growth in delivery is impacting operators views on space and design.  

  • Marcel Khan
    Analysis & Insight

    A Novel Idea: No. 5 Optimism Over Despair

    2018-12-11T08:30:00Z

    Every month, former Five Guys operations and development director Marcel Khan reads a book (so you don’t have to) and applies insight to the sector based on what he’s learned between the covers and beyond. This month: Optimism Over Despair by Noam Chomsky.

  • Leon - Moorgate team
    News

    Leon confirms first Ireland site, to open Q4 2019

    2018-11-23T08:22:00Z

    Leon has confirmed its first site in Ireland, with an opening in the Dundrum Town Centre in Dublin at the end of 2019.

  • Richoux, Knightsbridge
    News

    Richoux to sell three sites

    2018-11-19T07:57:00Z

    Richoux has found buyers for its eponymous restaurant in Piccadilly, along with its Friendly Phil’s Braintree and Richoux Gloucester Road restaurants.

  • andrew-laurillard
    News

    Laurillard: Differentiation key to success

    2018-11-13T08:16:00Z

    Giggling Squid co-founder Andy Laurillard has credited his company’s 53% uplift in EBITDA to a differentiated offer which does not revolve around pizzas and burgers.

  • Marcel Khan
    Analysis & Insight

    A Novel Idea: No. 4 Utopia for Realists

    2018-10-24T08:33:00Z

    Every month, former Five Guys operations and development director Marcel Khan reads a book (so you don’t have to) and applies insight to the sector based on what he’s learned between the covers and beyond. This month: Utopia for Realists: How We Can Build the Ideal World by Rutger Bregman.