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    Hospitality Leaders Poll: Operators vote against passing on price cuts


    Anyone calling for restaurants to pass the VAT cut onto customers is likely to be disappointed, according to the latest weekly Hospitality Leaders Poll by MCA/HIM. Despite big brands like Starbucks, Nando’s, KFC Pret and JD Wetherspoon saying they would be cutting prices, of the 265 respondents to the weekly poll, all of whom are board level positions or founders of restaurants, pubs and food to go operations, 85% said they would not be passing on the cut.

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    Operators lower prices after VAT cut


    Starbucks, Nando’s, KFCm Pret and JD Wetherspoon have joined McDonald’s in saying they will pass some or all of the VAT cut to customers.

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    Sector sees first week of dine-in reopenings


    KFC, Pizza Hut, Nando’s and Costa are among the latest operators to reopen some sites for eat-in this week. Whilst in pubs and bars, Brewhouse & Kitchen, Inception Group and The New World Trading Company all announced reopening plans.

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    Dominic Walsh: On not-so-Super Saturday and the pain that’s yet to come


    If anyone thought that July 4 would bring down the curtain on the 15-week coronavirus purdah, they were soon disabused of the notion. Super Saturday was – like the weather – something of a damp squib. While some of the big pub companies opened as many as 80% to 85% of their estates on day one, research by CGA suggests that only 45% of hostelries opened their doors on Independence Day.

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    Good news, but the road ahead is long


    Finally, some good news. Ish. Positive things have happened over the last couple of days, but everything is relative. The sheer scale of lockdown, and its devastating impact on eating and drinking out, means simply being able to open for business feels like a big win, even though victory remains a long way away. Of course that negative impact means the base has never been so low. And it’s understandable that perceptions of what makes good news have changed to such an extent, the creeping nature of the way this coronacrisis has developed

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    Operators announce next wave of reopenings


    Dishoom and Crussh are among the latest operators to open their doors this week, whilst the reopening programmes of Loungers, Turtle Bay, Franco Manca and more have started to pick up momentum. Of the larger to-go operators, KFC, McDonald’s and Costa have reached reopening milestones this week, whilst Greggs announced a significant acceleration in its reopening plans.

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    KFC reaches 700 reopened store mark


    KFC has said that as of last week, it has reopened 700 of its 950 stores in the UK and Ireland.

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    Sector sees another week of reopenings


    MCA rounds up the latest reopenings in the hospitality sector. 

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    KFC to have 500 stores open by end of the week


    KFC will have over 500 stores open for contactless delivery by the end of this week.

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    Snapshot: Discombobulating Fried Chicken at KFC


    It’s been weeks since a state of lockdown was imposed on the UK and I suspect I’m not the only one missing the colonel. The news that KFC was reopening was a welcome relief. So I went, and as delicious as the food was, visiting a KFC during lockdown is a discombobulating experience.

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    Starbucks to open 150 stores


    Starbucks has announced it will open approximately 150 stores across the UK for takeaway and drive-thru this week.

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    Navigating the double edged sword of delivery


    Delivery and takeaway are one of the only tangible ways left for operators to serve customers during the coronavirus outbreak. With consumers no longer able to eat out, common sense logic assumed they would simply transfer spending to delivery. Yet for various reasons, this has not played out as expected, ...

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    Delivery relaunches continue to grow


    Pret, Giggling Squid, Turtle Bay, Ping Pong Dim Sum and 7Bone Burger Co. are some of the latest operators to reopen sites this week for delivery and collection.

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    KFC opens drive-thrus


    KFC has opened the drive-thru lanes in 55 of its 100 restaurants already operating for delivery.

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    Restaurants relaunch delivery options


    Bone Daddies, Meatliquor and The Coconut Tree are among the latest restaurant operators to reopen select sites on a takeaway only basis.

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    KFC to have 100 delivery sites open next week


    KFC has announced plans to open a further 80 sites for delivery, which will bring its UK total to 100 by Monday next week.

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    Peter Martin: How to make friends, and influence the right people


    The prime minister is safely back in Downing Street, and there are more signs of life in the out-of-home market as the likes of Burger King, Pret a Manger and KFC take tentative steps to reopen sites. But for much of the hospitality and leisure sector the outlook remains uncertain and confusing. Last week’s pronouncement by chief medical officer Chris Whitty that “disruptive” social distancing is likely to be a feature of day-to-day life even until the end of the year, did nothing to calm the nerves of an already under pressure industry.

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    Editor’s Opinion: Hang tight and plan your return


    The coronavirus continues to wreak havoc. It’s claimed hundreds of thousands of lives around the world and numbers continue to rise. As dreadful as that is, the long term socio-economic impact is more disturbing. The virus has created a level of disruption to health, society, and the economy that’s never happened before, outside of wartime. And while there is plenty of speculation on how life in general may get back to normal post-lockdown, with vaguely optimistic or pessimistic dates floating around, there is no clarity on how or when this might end.

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    Timeline: How the coronavirus crisis unfolded


    Here are just some of the twists and turns over the last few weeks. If you want to read all the MCA coverage of the coronavirus crisis click here.

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    Deliveroo NHS campaign raises £1.5m


    A Deliveroo campaign to feed NHS staff has raised more than £1.5m, which will go towards its pledge to provide 500,000 free meals.