All KFC articles – Page 9

  • Opinion

    Changing through the gears


    On the back of securing investment from private equity group TriSpan, Mark Wingett speaks to Thunderbird Fried Chicken founder Matt Harris, new chief executive Marcel Khan, and property director Kieran Sherlock about what that means for the business, and looks at what it means for the wider better chicken category, which could be set to take off after several false starts.

  • Thunderbird Fried Chicken (l-r) Matt Harris and Marcel Khan

    TriSpan backs Thunderbird Fried Chicken rollout


    Private equity firm TriSpan has made its second UK investment, backing the rollout of street food star Thunderbird Fried Chicken, MCA has learnt.

  • Roosters Piri Piri

    Full steam ahead


    With its eye on store numbers in the triple figures, Georgi Gyton speaks to Roosters Piri Piri about its ambitious growth plans, how delivery is changing its property strategy and why the operator has made innovation the lifeblood of its business.

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    Tough times provide scope for excellence


    Jon Midmer of global executive search firm JMA gives his view on the past year in recruitment and what to expect in 2019. He discusses the trend for hospitality executives heading to the leisure sector and the leadership qualities that are likely to come to the fore in 2019.

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    Analysis & Insight

    Study claims restaurant and pub dishes unhealthier than fast food


    A study by the British Medical Journal has suggested food served in pub and restaurant chains is unhealthier than that of fast-food chains.

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    Tahir Group acquires another seven KFC sites


    Property developer and serial franchisee The Tahir Group has acquired a further seven KFC restaurants in London in a multi-million pound deal.

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    HMSHost: 'We have ambitions to grow our UK presence further'


    HMSHost International, the global concession operator, is looking to grow its presence in the UK, and would entertain the possible bolt-on acquisitions of smaller UK rivals, MCA has learnt.

  • News

    Birts steps down from Pizza Hut Restaurants


    Henry Birts has stepped down as deputy managing director/chief operating officer of Pizza Hut Restaurants, after eight years with the c260-strong company.

  • Jollibee

    Jollibee eyes Manchester, Liverpool and Birmingham next


    Jollibee, the Filipino fast food chain, will launch sites in Manchester, Liverpool and Birmingham following its UK debut in Earl’s Court last week.

  • Analysis & Insight

    In other news


    Whilst last week’s news was dominated by the fast-moving story at Patisserie Holdings, the last month has shone a light on a number of other companies in the sector, which are faced with their own issues and questions about their future. Mark Wingett gives his thoughts on the Coaching Inn Group; TGI Fridays; Five Guys; The Restaurant Group (TRG); and Gordon Ramsay.

  • 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.

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    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.

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    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.