All KFC articles – Page 8

  • Food to Go Tracker Q1 2016
    Analysis & Insight

    Sector sees half a billion visits lost due to decrease in frequency


    The eating out sector has lost half a billion visits over the past year, due to a dip in frequency, the latest MCA data has shown.

  • Taco Bell

    Caskade secures £30m for Taco Bell rollout


    Caskade Caterers, the Taco Bell and KFC franchise business, has secured a £29.4 million funding package from HSBC to support its expansion plans.

  • KFC

    KFC UK sales fell 9% in Q1


    KFC UK sales fell 9% in the first quarter, following widespread disruption caused by its supply chain problems.

  • Lawson Mountstevens, managing director of Star Pubs & Bars

    Star is re-born


    Heineken’s acquisition of 1,900 Punch sites has seen its Star Pubs & Bars estate treble in size, with a vastly expanded retail contracts division. MCA editor James Wallin talks to Star managing director, Lawson Mountstevens, about the challenges of such a mammoth integration programme. 

  • News

    Yum! confirms new Pizza Hut Europe MD


    Yum! Brands has confirmed the appointment of Regina Borda to the position of Managing Director for Pizza Hut Europe and Canada, as revealed by MCA in February.

  • News

    KFC partners with Flyt on delivery


    KFC has announced a new partnership in the UK and Ireland with Flyt.

  • Matthew Clark

    Supply chain saga acts as wake-up call


    The dramatic collapse of Conviviality, closely following other supply dilemmas for KFC and customers of Russell Hume, has shone the spotlight on the relationship between operators and their key suppliers. MCA spoke to leading figures across the eating and drinking-out sector, including some of the biggest customers of Conviviality’s Matthew Clark drinks wholesaler arm, to find out how the saga is likely to impact the sector going forward.

  • Tim Martin of JD Wetherspoon
    Analysis & Insight

    JDW’s social media stunt goes viral


    The news that JD Wetherspoon has pulled the plug on all of its social media activity prompted social, as well as the mainstream, media, to go into overdrive. Georgi Gyton asks whether it will have any impact and if it will encourage other food and drink operators to follow suit?

  • Analysis & Insight

    Gender pay gap reporting: A sector overview


    Gender pay gap reporting has been dominating the headlines this week. With the deadline now passed, what were the numbers reported by some of the biggest players in the eating and drinking out market? MCA takes a look

  • 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.