All Interview articles – Page 4

  • Byron Canary Wharf
    Analysis & Insight

    King of the pack


    Almost two years on from its change in ownership, there is a steely determination from founder Tom Byng and his team to make sure Byron remains a proper restaurant business that is sustainable for many years

  • Rosa's Thai food
    Analysis & Insight

    Five minutes with... Alex Moore: Rosa's Thai


    M&C takes five minutes to talk to Alex Moore, founder of Rosa’s Thai Cafe about investors, growing up one day and how the Marty McFly dream could become a reality

  • Analysis & Insight

    Wear there’s a will…


    Wear Inns co-founder John Weir tells James Wallin why he looks to his staff for innovation, how pubs can outmanoeuvre the restaurant sector and about plans to grow to as many as 60 sites

  • Analysis & Insight

    An executive decision


    Jocky Petrie has been a driving force behind The Fat Duck for more than a decade and he’s now bringing this experience to the Gordon Ramsay Group. Joe Lutrario catches up with him on development duty

  • Stonegate chairman Ian Payne at Missoula York
    Analysis & Insight

    Focused on being simply the best


    Forty one years on from managing Whitbread’s Bull Inn in the village of Barming, near Maidstone, Kent, Ian Payne, the chairman of Stonegate Pub Company, is still as enthusiastic about the pub sector as he ever has been

  • Richard Ferrier
    Analysis & Insight

    Blanc canvas for future star


    Rising Star award winner Richard Ferrier tells Ruth Williams about his how his career at Brasserie Blanc has taken off thanks to the belief shown by bosses at the restaurant chain.

  • Analysis & Insight

    Casual-dining brand is real deal


    A relentless pursuit of consistency and quality has placed Côte at the forefront of the UK’s casual-dining sector and recently seen the business change hands in a c£250m deal. Mark Wingett talks to joint managing directors Harald Samuelsson and Alex Scrimgeour about how this ‘traditional’ concept is staying ahead of the game

  • Mark Selby
    Analysis & Insight

    Crunch period for taco kings


    Wahaca has entered its most significant year since its launch in 2007, Co-founder Mark Selby has his eye on the company becoming the mid-market equivalent to lifestyle brand Soho House. Mark Wingett reports

  • Analysis & Insight

    Five minutes with…. Chris Hill, New World Trading Company


    M&C takes five minutes with Chris Hill, managing director of New World Trading Company, to talk about future growth, the twin challenges of soaring property prices and wage pressures and who is doing something special in the sector.

  • Analysis & Insight

    Aussie feels passion of food in his bones


    Having established several Bone Daddies restaurants in London, former rugby player Ross Shonhan tells Mel Flaherty how the ramen business is going and about his beginnings as a chef

  • Analysis & Insight

    Five minutes with… Kevin Charity, Coaching Inn Group


    M&C takes five minutes with Kevin Charity, founder and managing director of the Coaching Inn Group (formerly Bulldog Hotel Group) to talk about turning fans into devotees, why the Government should not interfere in wage setting and why he has no plans to succeed Sepp Blatter

  • Giggling Squid exterior
    Analysis & Insight

    Thai expectations


    Former marketing man Andrew Laurillard’s fast expanding chain has repackaged the Thai restaurant experience for the mainstream. Is Giggling Squid going to win the race to become the first truly national Thai group?

  • Tossed
    Analysis & Insight

    Five minutes with.... Vincent McKevitt, Tossed


    This week, M&C takes five minutes to talk to Tossed founder Vincent McKevitt about crowdfunding, eggsluts and what impresses him about Hawksmoor.

  • Analysis & Insight

    The best and wurst of times


    The fast-casual sector is expanding fast but Dog Haus appears to have found a niche segment in this dining area and is making the most of it. Kerstin Kühn finds out more about the hot dog specialist.

  • Chris Jowsey
    Analysis & Insight

    Written in the Stars


    Failing to become a ‘dot-com millionaire’ launched Chris Jowsey on the path to a fruitful career in the beer trade. Ed Bedington finds out more about the Star Pubs & Bars chief

  • Martin Dewey
    Analysis & Insight

    Five minutes with... Martin Dewey: Square Pie


    M&C takes five-minutes to talk to Martin Dewey, founder of Crowdcube’s latest pitcher Square Pie, about a dramatic plate of fish & chips and the pressures of the property market

  • Analysis & Insight

    Five minutes with... Richard O'Sullivan: Boost Juice Bars


    M&C takes five minutes to talk to Richard O’Sullivan, owner of Boost Juice Bars UK, about his dream job; the benefits of a company that straddles two sides of the globe and what the government could do for hospitality

  • Nick Collins
    Analysis & Insight

    Getting cosy


    All options for its future remain open for Loungers, the Bristol-based café/bar group, but for new managing director Nick Collins, keeping the company’s culture intact will be his main goal. Mark Wingett reports

  • Analysis & Insight

    Five minutes with… Scott Murray, Bar Sport


    This week M&C spends five minutes with Scott Murray, founder of Bar Sport, on why the attitude of the police towards licensed premises is a challenge, why Budweiser has got the right idea and what happened when a real life Goodfella met Richard & Judy.

  • Analysis & Insight

    Bigg Market for tapas dining


    Mark Wingett talks to Camino founder Richard Bigg about the next stage of development for the Business Growth Fund-backed Spanish restaurant and bar concept