This month’s print journal examines the topic of growth and how much appetite remains within the sector for aggressive expansion. MCA market insight director, Steve Gotham, asks whether the days of restaurant brands building to 100-plus sites is really over. Meanwhile deputy editor Georgi Gyton looks at the importance of culture and how operators can retain it as they grow. We focus on one brand that has certainly not stalled its expansion, with a look at how BrewDog has gone from a disruptor to a global beer titan in its own right. We also profile the most ambitious opening to date from Mitch Tonks’ Rockfish group and delve into the runners and riders of this year’s AlixPartners’ Growth Company Index, asking what it takes to be the fastest growing operator in the eating and drinking out sector.