All KFC articles – Page 7

  • Frankie and Bennys

    McGowan departs TRG in restructure


    The Restaurant Group has confirmed to MCA that Murray McGowan has left his role as managing director of its Leisure division.

  • Jollibee

    Jollibee eyes 25 UK restaurants


    Jollibee Foods, the Philippines’ fast-food group which is opening its debut site in Earl’s Court, has said it plans to open 25 restaurants in the UK within five years

  • Currently based at Pop Brixton, Kricket was founded by university friends Rik Campbell and Will Bowlby and is quickly outgrowing its container-based confines.

    Cover drive


    Following success in Brixton and Soho, Indian small plates restaurant Kricket has opened its largest restaurant yet. Joe Lutrario reports.

  • KFC interior

    KFC franchisee secures c£14m debt facility


    Auriga Holdings, one of the longest-serving KFC franchisees in the UK, has secured a new £13.95m debt facility from Metro Bank, as it eyes further expansion.

  • Analysis & Insight

    Lessons from the US masters


    Operators in the UK have always looked across the Atlantic for inspiration, so AlixPartners US managing director Adam Werner highlights some of the key trends affecting the US market at the moment. James Wallin finds out more.

  • Mayfair Capital

    Mayfair Capital acquires drive-thru portfolio


    Mayfair Capital, the investment firm, has acquired a portfolio of five prime ‘drive thru’ investments, in a deal valued at £6.5m, MCA understands.

  • Simon French

    The winds of change


    Sector analyst Simon French looks at the key trends affecting the eating and drinking-out sector in 2018, including the increasing importance of convenience and effective use of technology. He also discusses the differing approaches of some of the industry’s most notable investors, and why argues that now is not the time for operators to ease up on innovation.

  • McDonald’s
    Analysis & Insight

    Fast food giants squeezed by contemporary brands


    The dominance of the big three fast food brands is being gradually eroded, the latest data from MCA has shown.

  • Welcome Break Birchanger

    Applegreen acquires Welcome Break


    Applegreen is to become the leading operator of motorway service areas in the UK, after agreeing to acquire a majority holding in Welcome Break

  • Sushi Shop

    AmRest snaps up Sushi Shop for c£213m


    AmRest, a European restaurant operator, has acquired the France-based Sushi Shop Group, for c£213m.

  • Burger King UK CEO Alasdair Murdoch

    Return of the king


    Alasdair Murdoch, the man who turned around Gourmet Burger Kitchen (GBK), is now looking to do the same with the c500-strong Burger King UK business. He talks to Mark Wingett about changing people’s perceptions about the brand and the challenges he faces in doing so

  • David Read Prestige Purchasing

    Taking supply issues on the chin


    Prestige Purchasing chairman, David Read explains why he believes the foodservice sector is asleep at the wheel regarding purchasing and supply chain and what lessons he believes the sector can learn from retail.

  • David Abramson
    Analysis & Insight

    Premium casual is the future


    In order for operators to boost their profit margins, is going premium casual the answer? David Abramson, CEO of leisure property consultant Cedar Dean Group believes it could be

  • KFC

    KFC hit with fresh delivery delays


    KFC has been hit by fresh supply chain problems five months after a botched switch of logistics providers led to the temporary closure of hundreds of restaurants and reduced menus across the UK.

  • Just Eat

    Just Eat sees delivery as 'increasingly attractive'


    Just Eat has described the economics of its new hybrid model, which is seeing it complement its core marketplace platform with a delivery capacity, as increasingly attractive.

  • Subway's Fresh Forward

    Subway to roll out delivery to 500 stores with Just Eat


    Just Eat has announced jointly with Subway plans to roll out delivery to 500 stores by the end of the year.

  • Jamie Oliver

    SSP extends Jamie Oliver tie-up outside Europe


    SSP is to open its first site outside Europe with the Jamie Oliver Group after securing units in Bahrain International Airport to open a first Jamie’s Deli and Pizzeria.

  • KFC interior

    Bidvest renamed Best Food Logistics


    Wholesaler Bidvest Logistics has rebranded as Best Food Logistics.

  • Salad
    Analysis & Insight

    Survey flags up high salt content of OOH salads


    Campaign group Action on Salt is calling for mandatory colour-coded nutrition labelling in restaurants and fast food outlets, following the results of its latest survey, which highlighted the high levels of salt in some bought salads.

  • KFC

    KFC announces calorie commitments


    KFC UK & Ireland has announced a calorie reduction commitment to remove 20% of calories per serving by 2025, and is planning to launch a new vegetarian option.