All Five Guys articles – Page 5

  • Analysis & Insight

    In other news

    2018-10-15T08:42:00Z

    Whilst last week’s news was dominated by the fast-moving story at Patisserie Holdings, the last month has shone a light on a number of other companies in the sector, which are faced with their own issues and questions about their future. Mark Wingett gives his thoughts on the Coaching Inn Group; TGI Fridays; Five Guys; The Restaurant Group (TRG); and Gordon Ramsay.

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    News

    Honest Burgers reports FY EBITDA increase

    2018-10-09T08:34:00Z

    Honest Burgers, the Active Partners-backed chain, has reported a rise in both restaurant EBITDA and Group EBITDA in the year ended January 2018, driven by the opening of seven new restaurants, including the first out of London locations in Reading and Cambridge

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    News

    Five Guys closes first UK site

    2018-10-03T08:51:00Z

    Five Guys, the US better burger brand, has closed its first site in the UK.

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    News

    Five Guys secures new £100m facility

    2018-10-01T08:38:00Z

    Five Guys has secured a new £100m banking facility through Goldman Sachs as it seeks further growth across the UK and Europe.

  • Analysis & Insight

    Lessons from the US masters

    2018-09-18T08:07:00Z

    Operators in the UK have always looked across the Atlantic for inspiration, so AlixPartners US managing director Adam Werner highlights some of the key trends affecting the US market at the moment. James Wallin finds out more.

  • Drinking pints
    Analysis & Insight

    Rate of licensed premises closures almost doubles

    2018-09-11T08:36:00Z

    The rate of decline for the number of licensed premises in Britain has almost doubled since the last edition of the Market Growth Monitor, from CGA and AlixPartners.

  • Cote exterior
    Opinion

    Inside track: I’ll get my Cote

    2018-09-06T08:42:00Z

    A buried paragraph at the end of a story on GBK facing a CVA, suggested that Cote was exploring a possible merger and had held early talks about a tie-up with a listed company. Mark Wingett looks at what listed company would be a good fit for the French restaurant chain. He also explores what went wrong at GBK and why Gaucho’s new owners have swapped Meakin for Martin (Williams)

  • Marcel Khan
    Analysis & Insight

    A Novel Idea: No 3. Blue Ocean Strategy

    2018-09-05T08:34:00Z

    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: Blue Ocean Strategy by W. Chan Kim and Renée Mauborgne.

  • Simon French
    Opinion

    The winds of change

    2018-08-20T08:32:00Z

    Sector analyst Simon French looks at the key trends affecting the eating and drinking-out sector in 2018, including the increasing importance of convenience and effective use of technology. He also discusses the differing approaches of some of the industry’s most notable investors, and why argues that now is not the time for operators to ease up on innovation.

  • McDonald’s
    Analysis & Insight

    Fast food giants squeezed by contemporary brands

    2018-08-17T08:36:00Z

    The dominance of the big three fast food brands is being gradually eroded, the latest data from MCA has shown.

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    News

    Five Guys lines up five further openings

    2018-08-10T08:42:00Z

    Five Guys, the better burger brand, will open five more sites before the end of the year, as it targets strengthening its 2019 pipeline.

  • Marcel Khan
    Analysis & Insight

    A Novel Idea: No 2. How Brands Grow

    2018-08-03T08:09:00Z

    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: How Brands Grow by Byron Sharp

  • Proove
    News

    L&G signs new restaurant operators to Valley Centertainment

    2018-07-24T08:48:33.857Z

    Legal & General (L&G) has agreed deals with two new restaurant operators at Valley Centertainment Leisure Park in Sheffield – Proove and Thirty Nine Desserts.

  • Marcel Khan
    Analysis & Insight

    A Novel Idea: No.1 The Happiness Hypothesis

    2018-07-06T08:41:00Z

    Every month, former Five Guys operations and development director 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 Happiness Hypothesis by Jonathan Haidt

  • Villagio from Richoux
    News

    Richoux considers options for eponymous brand

    2018-06-28T08:52:00Z

    Richoux Group, the Jonathan Kaye-led, listed restaurant group, is considering options for its five-strong eponymous brand, MCA understands.

  • Pubs
    Analysis & Insight

    The opportunity is to be better

    2018-06-15T08:36:00Z

    Loosening the reins on profit margins, improving your engagement with customers, and making sure you are offering something different to the competition are key to surviving in a saturated market, according to industry experts at Cedar Dean Leisure’s latest panel discussion, including former Five Guys operations director Marcel Khan and Jon Lake, managing director at Chopstix Group

  • Slim Chickens
    News

    Boparan outlines Slim Chicken growth plans

    2018-06-08T16:44:00Z

    Tom Crowley, chief executive of Boparan Restaurant Group, has told MCA the rollout of Slim Chickens will be through acquisitions rather than conversions of existing Boparan sites.

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    News

    Five Guys to replace Friendly Phil’s in Canterbury

    2018-06-07T08:38:00Z

    Five Guys, the better burger brand, has further strengthened its 2018 pipeline, with a site secured in Canterbury

  • Friska
    News

    Friska secures third Manchester site; continues to eye London

    2018-06-01T08:51:00Z

    Bristol-based Friska has secured its third site in Manchester as it looks to focus new openings in the north-west city this year, but is still eyeing London for future opportunities.

  • News

    Oowee Diner eyes London with Editions launch

    2018-05-11T15:30:00Z

    Oowee Diner, the Bristol based dirty burger concept, is looking to use its debut in London via Deliveroo Editions to establish a wider presence in the capital including bricks and mortar, MCA has learnt.