All KFC articles – Page 11

  • News

    KFC supply problems continue


    Some KFC restaurants remain closed this week with others operating a limited menu, MCA’s sister title, the Grocer has reported.

  • Matthew Clark

    Conviviality in sale talks after fundraise fails


    Drinks supplier and wholesaler, Conviviality has announced this morning that it intends to appoint administrators, having failed to raise the £125m it needs to recapitalise.

  • News

    Adil strenghtens Taco Bell pipeline


    The Adil Group, the multi-site franchise operator, have lined up a number of new sites for Taco Bell, KFC, Costa Coffee and Burger King openings, MCA understands.

  • Byrons
    Analysis & Insight

    Brand building in adversity


    A number of high-profile restaurant brands are currently in the limelight for their economic woes. But how much of their difficulties can be traced back to the strength or otherwise of the brand, and what can be done to rescue it once it has been damaged? Ian Dunstall shares his thoughts

  • Opinion

    'There will be a lot of interest in keeping the business going'


    Operators across the sector have watched on with increasing incredulity at the crisis engulfing wholesaler Conviviality. As the company behind Matthew Clark and Bibendum fights for its very survival, MCA assesses how the situation escalated so quickly and what the implications are likely to be. Includes comments from AlixPartners’ Graeme Smith and analyst Mark Brumby.

  • Ivan Schofield

    Schofield chairs TDR-backed Buffalo Grill chain


    Ivan Schofield has joined the board of Buffalo Grill, the 356-strong French steakhouse concept, as its non-executive chairman

  • News

    TRG appoints new Frankie & Benny’s ops & proposition director


    The Restaurant Group has appointed Ollie Humphries, formerly a director of William Hill, as the new operations and proposition director for its core Frankie & Benny’s brand

  • Darrell Wade

    Prezzo appoints chief commercial officer


    Prezzo has appointed Darrell Wade, formerly of TGI Fridays UK, as its new chief commercial officer.

  • News

    KFC goes back to Bidvest


    KFC has signed a new long-term agreement with Bidvest Logistics – its previous supplier – after problems with DHL saw it close hundreds of restaurants last month due to a lack of chicken.

  • News

    Just Eat UK orders up 19% in 2017


    Just Eat saw UK order growth of 19% to 105 million in 2017, with revenue for the segment up 28% to £303.7m.

  • Five Guys kitchen
    Analysis & Insight

    Contemporary operators challenging top brands


    Five Guys is leading the pack of contemporary operators challenging the established casual dining brands, the latest MCA data has shown.

  • News

    KFC: 95% of sites now open


    KFC has said 95% of its restaurants are now open – but has warned of continuing disruption to some stores and their openings due to “ongoing distribution challenges” with DHL.

  • News

    Soul Foods appoint McDonald’s Morgan as FD


    David Morgan, the former finance director – head of integration (UK & Ireland) has joined the Soul Foods Group as finance director, MCA understands.

  • Sian Edmunds

    Mitigating the fallout from supplier problems


    With the recent press attention given to KFC’s supply issues, and product withdraws from Russell Hume and Fairfax Meadow, Sian Edmunds, partner, head of food and drink at law firm Burges Salmon LLP, discusses what operators can do to limit the negative impact of issues with suppliers.

  • Opinion

    KFC: 'Supply chain is a complex science'


    KFC’s failure to supply chicken to its restaurants has forced it to close hundreds of sites. Following a switch of suppliers from Bidvest to DHL, MCA asked experts in the industry what could have gone wrong

  • News

    KFC closes 750 sites amid supply issues


    KFC was forced to close up to 750 of its 900 UK restaurants yesterday after delivery problems meant the group to run out of chicken.

  • Krispy Kreme
    Analysis & Insight

    The power of the PR stunt


    With Greggs hosting a number of special Valentine’s Day pop-up restaurants within its stores this week, Georgi Gyton investigates how experiential marketing can be used to increase the brand presence of food and drink operators.

  • McDonalds

    Brandwatch: McDonald’s


    The global burger giant yesterday announced its 47th consecutive quarter of sales and guest count growth in the UK. We look at data from MCA’s Eating Out Panel to assess how the brand has been performing against its peers over the past year.

  • News

    Adil Group updates pipeline


    The Adil Group, the multi-site franchise operator, has updated its development pipeline for 2018-19 in England and Scotland.

  • Opinion

    Small spaces present big opportunities


    Nando’s is trialling a miniature-sized restaurant, tapping into the desire for food convenience. Is this a way to stem a downturn in dollars? MCA’s sister title, Food Spark, investigates.