Georgi Gyton's articles

  • Greene King
    News

    Offer on the table for Greene King

    2019-08-19T15:11:00Z

    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

    2019-08-16T07:45:00Z

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

  • Barburrito at Edinburgh Airport
    News

    Barburrito reduces losses after ramping up EBITDA

    2019-08-16T07:43:00Z

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

  • Paul UK
    News

    Paul UK sees lfls up 3.4% in 2018

    2019-08-15T08:54:00Z

    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.

  • 170108 - Franco Manca 2a
    News

    Franco Manca lines up Aldgate site

    2019-08-15T06:59:00Z

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

  • Growth chart
    News

    Bruce Pubs withdraws bonds from the NEX Exchange

    2019-08-15T06:58:00Z

    Scottish operator Bruce Pubs has withdrawn its company’s bonds from trading on the NEX Exchange, only eight months after being admitted.

  • harrods fresh market hall charcuterie
    News

    Harrods to open first standalone café

    2019-08-14T07:37:00Z

    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
    News

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

    2019-08-14T07:36:00Z

    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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    News

    Restaurants outpace pubs on July comparables

    2019-08-12T07:06:00Z

    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.

  • Hospitality worker GettyImages
    Opinion

    Culture of consistency

    2019-04-02T07:38:00Z

    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.