Georgi Gyton's articles

  • Greene King

    Offer on the table for Greene King


    Greene King has received an offer to acquire the business from CK Bidco – a newly incorporated wholly-owned indirect subsidiary of investor CKA, in a deal worth c.£4.6bn.

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    Scottish operator Bruce Pubs has withdrawn its company’s bonds from trading on the NEX Exchange, only eight months after being admitted.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