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Revolution Bar Group is to focus its site investment programme on Revolution in a bid to “revitalise” the brand, with 12 of its 15 upcoming refurbishment projects to be carried out at these sites, chief executive Rob Pitcher told MCA.
West Midlands pub operator Bolton Inns has taken on its third site with Star Pubs & Bars as it looks to expand its footprint with five additional pubs in the next two to three years.
Pizza Hut Delivery has begun a national rollout of its ‘fast casual’ stores with the launch of two different formats.
Pret has expanded its coffee cup recycling scheme to more than 350 UK shops – almost 90% of its estate – following successful trials in London, Leeds and Glasgow.
Despite the struggling seen in the casual dining sector, “if you get your proposition right, you are going to win”, believes James Spragg, chief executive, Casual Dining Group.
Elysium Group has acquired two further sites for the expansion of its pan-Pacific concept Pavilion Lounge & Restaurant.
The total number of bakery occasions fell by 1% in the second quarter of 2019, with sweet items seeing a dip in popularity and savoury products on the rise, according to MCA’s Bakery & Sandwich Tracker.
Shepherd Neame will continue to invest c.£10m per year in its pub estate on a long-term basis, chief executive Jonathan Neame has told MCA.
Innovation is not just about developing new things, it’s about developing things that customers actually want – and there is a big difference, according to Emma Woods, chief executive of Wagamama.
Shepherd Neame has achieved strong like-for-like (lfl) sales grow for both its managed and tenanted pub division but brewing and brands drove group turnover down over the full-year.