All Harvester articles – Page 4

  • News

    M&B to launch fast-casual concept


    M&B is to launch a fast-casual concept based around burgers and steaks called Son of Steak later this spring

  • Walkabout
    Analysis & Insight

    Customer service stars of 2016


    MCA director of insight, Steve Gotham, looks at which operators topped the league tables for friendly and speedy service during 2016 and what lessons we can learn from their success.

  • News

    M&B appoints PR agency to help ‘reposition’ Harvester


    M&B has appointed PR firm Threepipe as its new consumer agency for its Harvester chain, as its looks to “reposition” the brand

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    Analysis & Insight

    Menu price inflation back with a vengeance


    The latest MCA data has shown that menu price inflation has returned to the sector in the past year – significantly outstripping the Consumer Price Index.

  • Byrons

    Inside track: Byng bows out from Byron


    Tom Byng will step down from Byron, the brand he founded in 2007, early next year to “pursue various exciting ventures”. He leaves a concept he created as a now £80m-turnover business, with backer Hutton Collins turning to a new chief executive and chairman, both of which are experienced in operating established brands, that they hope will now cement Byron’s credentials as a national brand and one that eventually has an international presence.

  • News

    Analyst corner: Rollo on pub companies - A Flat Pint


    Leading analyst Jamie Rollo at Morgan Stanley has said that pubs face an unenviable combination of weakening sales, mounting costs, and rising capex

  • Analysis & Insight

    2016: A year of disruptions


    MCA’s Peter Linden looks backs on a year of disruption in the eating out sector and ahead to prospects for the sector in 2017.

  • News

    M&B sees return to lfl growth


    Mitchells & Butlers has seen a return to like-for-like sales growth following a “challenging” year to 24 September.

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    Analysis & Insight

    Scores on the doors


    The latest data from MCA’s comprehensive Eating Out Panel has revealed a strong showing for pub companies, outperforming their restaurant counterparts in terms of net promoter scores throughout the day. MCA’s director of insight, Steve Gotham, looks at some of the reasons the Great British pub is still resonating so strongly with consumers.

  • Analysis & Insight

    Hungry Horse gains visit share as JDW form dips


    Greene King is seeing dividends from its investment in Hungry Horse, MCA’s latest Pub Brand Monitor has shown, as JD Wetherspoon loses share at key dayparts.

  • News

    Burns: Landscape shifts set to continue


    Analyst Karl Burns at Investec has said that the UK’s pub & restaurant sector is going through a period of significant change, resulting in market share shift, margin pressure and higher capex requirements, putting pressure on returns.

  • News

    Barnfather: M&B is a recovery story that is yet to deliver


    Leading analyst Anna Barnfather at Panmure Gordon has said that Mitchells & Butlers (M&B) remains a recovery story that is yet to deliver

  • News

    Unhealthiest breakfast options of high street operators revealed


    JD Wetherspoon serves one of the unhealthiest breakfasts on the high street, according to research of publically available nutritional information.

  • Analysis & Insight

    Urban renewal at M&B


    Mark Wingett talks to Mitchells & Butlers chief executive Phil Urban about why there is no silver bullet for getting the company’s top line moving, but now the sector landscape has settled somewhat the business has an opportunity to make up ground.

  • News

    Urban: NLW to be a game changer


    Phil Urban, chief executive of M&B believes the introduction of a National Living Wage (NLW) is a game changer for the sector

  • News

    Hotel Chocolat takes café concept to Worcester


    Hotel Chocolat to open new site under its fledgling café concept at Cathedral Square in Worcester

  • News

    Meyer swaps Wagamama for Giraffe


    Alex Meyer has stepped down as marketing director at Wagamama, the Duke Street Capital-backed chain, to join Giraffe

  • Bill's exterior

    Growing pains


    Bill’s and Byron, arguably two of the UK’s eating-out sector’s leading success stories over the last few years, are each facing, for very different reasons, their first challenging periods. At the same time, EAT has made another management change, which it will hope will finally push it forward and out of the long shadow cast by Pret A Manger

  • News

    M&B signs up with Quidco


    Mitchells & Butlers has signed up with cashback and rewards platform, Quidco.

  • Mitchells & Butlers

    Urban: M&B more likely to focus on start-ups


    Phil Urban, chief executive at M&B said that the company is more likely to look at start-ups or small chains as future acquisition targets