Georgi Gyton

Georgi joined from People Management at Haymarket Media Group. Previous to that, she worked at Haymarket title Event, and spent seven years at William Reed Business Media, beginning her career at British Baker, before moving across to Meat Trades Journal and

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  • News

    Loch Fyne’s Horan takes on new role at Greene King


    Greene King has appointed Michael Horan as the new business unit director of its 70-strong gastro-pub business Metropolitan Pub Company.

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    Barburrito reduces losses after ramping up EBITDA


    Mexican fast-casual chain Barburrito has reported a 5% increase in turnover for the 53-week period ended 31 March 2019.

  • Paul UK

    Paul UK sees lfls up 3.4% in 2018


    Paul UK has seen strong turnover and like-for-likes sales growth in the full-year to 31 December 2018, across its 37-strong estate of shops, boosted by an uptick in online revenue.

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    Franco Manca lines up Aldgate site


    Franco Manca looks set to open a further London restaurant, in Aldgate, MCA understands.

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    Bruce Pubs withdraws bonds from the NEX Exchange


    Scottish operator Bruce Pubs has withdrawn its company’s bonds from trading on the NEX Exchange, only eight months after being admitted.

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    Harrods to open first standalone café


    Harrods is to open its first standalone café, in Henley, this October. It will be located in the former Spirited Wines premises at 22 Market Place.

  • MCA Bakery & Sandwich Tracker

    Bakery brands hit the spot with trend for food-to-go


    Branded bakery is outperforming the total eating out market, as the likes of Greggs and Warrens bakery tap into the growing food-to-go channel, according to analysis by MCA.

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    Restaurants outpace pubs on July comparables


    Restaurant groups achieved a 3.8% increase in collective like-for-like (lfl) sales last month, against July last year, while pub sales slipped back -0.2% due to tougher comparables, according to the latest Coffer Peach Tracker.

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    Culture of consistency


    A strong culture is often cited as the backbone to any hospitality business but is there a risk of it being neglected when in expansion mode? MCA’s deputy editor Georgi Gyton looks at the importance of culture and how operators can retain it as they grow. Includes commentary from LEON, Hard Rock Café, Urban Pubs & Bars and Hawksmoor.

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    'We are starting to see the hard work pay off'


    A year on since Matt Snell took the reins at Gusto Italian, MCA deputy editor Georgi Gyton speaks to him about how the new strategy is working, developments on delivery, a move into retail, and why it is ready to push the button on new sites.

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    The future of click & collect


    Delivery has been the platform arguably making bigger waves in the world of consumer convenience, but the opportunities around click and collect should not be ignored. Georgi Gyton looks at the prospects for growth, what trends are being seen by operators, and how the entry of Deliveroo to the arena might change the game. Featuring commentary from McDonald’s, Tortilla, K10, Chop’d and HOP Vietnamese.

  • Jason Clark, McDonald's

    Personalising the experience


    As McDonald’s nears the completion of its Experience the Future store programme, the operator is increasingly looking for opportunities to boost the level of personalisation in its restaurants. Jason Clark, SVP, chief operations officer, McDonald’s UK & Ireland talks to MCA deputy editor Georgi Gyton about touchscreen kiosks, the opportunities for coffee, and the potential to expand its network of delivery partners.

  • I'll Have What Shes Having

    Sweet success


    Tapping into consumer demand for value, indulgence and Instagram-friendly menus, dessert bars appear to have found a sweet spot in the market. Georgi Gyton takes a look at the growth of this area of the eating-out sector, much of which has been under the radar

  • Patisserie Valerie

    Established in 1926, reborn 14 February 2019


    Following the sale of Patisserie Valerie to Causeway Capital Partners, Rhys Iley spoke to MCA deputy editor Georgi Gyton about why he is viewing it as a new chapter for the business, and what changes the management team will be putting in place, including store refreshes, longer opening hours, NPD, and a new app.

  • Caffe Nero

    A taste of things to come?


    The Caffè Nero Group’s acquisition of Coffee#1 will no doubt boost its scale, but what else will it do for the business? Georgi Gyton looks at the group’s plans for the brand in more detail and how the landscape of the UK coffee shop sector is changing.

  • Roosters Piri Piri

    Full steam ahead


    With its eye on store numbers in the triple figures, Georgi Gyton speaks to Roosters Piri Piri about its ambitious growth plans, how delivery is changing its property strategy and why the operator has made innovation the lifeblood of its business.

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    MCA Introduces… The Bedford from Three Cheers


    Three Cheers recently reopened The Bedford in Balham – the second project through its partnership with Ei Group, and Ei’s largest project to date – following a £3m refurbishment. Georgi Gyton went to find to find out how they spent the money and what potential the partnership holds in the future.

  • Notes was co-founded by financier Edward Halfon

    A crescendo of coffee


    Following a successful fundraise on Crowdcube this summer, coffee shop and wine bar Notes is looking to double its estate over the next two years. Georgi Gyton finds out more about its growth plans, which include a move into travel hubs, starting with train stations

  • Opinion

    A glass half full


    Closing in on the 20-site mark, Veeno has reached a fork in the road for future development. Georgi Gyton spoke to co-founder Nino Caruso about the journey so far, and which direction the company might head in

  • Chiquito

    Brandwatch: Chiquito


    A common feature at leisure and retail parks across the UK, fast-casual Mexican chain Chiquito has underperformed the market in recent years. In response, parent company TRG has been investing in the brand’s development – so have their efforts been bearing fruit? Georgi Gyton investigates.

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