MCA’s May edition features in-depth analysis and commentary on the eating and drinking out sector. This month, we explore the ascent of specialty coffee and how challenger brands have risen in a space previously dominated by mass market behemoths. Our newest writer, Simon Brooke, analyses the struggles of late night operators and the emergence of new, evolved concepts fighting for a share of consumers’ wallets. The edition also includes interviews with Dishoom as the much loved restaurant brand expands a new bar concept, and with Wahaca on its reimagined brand proposition as the company returns to the expansion trail. We also speak to Wingstop about the brand’s meteoric rise as it gears up for a record-breaking year, as well as Keystone Brewing Group on the outlook for breweries at a challenging time. Trends strategist Tom Gatehouse explores the rise of the smashburger phenomenon, while industry commentators Peter Martin, Dominic Walsh, and David Read share their view on engaging with a new administration, reducing Scope 3 emissions, and Hostmore’s acquisition of its franchisor TGI Fridays.

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