Latest Interviews – Page 5

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    Red Dog Saloon has no time to paws

    2016-04-22T16:35:00Z

    Tom Brooke, the founder of American restaurant chain Red Dog Saloon, is gearing up for a pivotal year as a big investment is pumped into the company

  • Steve RIchards
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    Five-minute interview: Steve Richards – Casual Dining Group

    2016-01-08T16:12:00Z

    M&C takes five minutes to talk to Steve Richards, chief executive of the Casual Dining Group (CDG), about customer experience; Center Parcs and seafood restaurants in Corsica

  • Randy Garutti CEP Shake Shack
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    Sector snapshot: Shaking up the UK burger market

    2015-12-22T08:28:00Z

    M&C talks to Randy Garutti, chief executive of Shake Shack, as the company launches its fourth UK site and its first outside London, in Cardiff today. He discusses how operating in the UK has made Shake Shack “up our game” back home, his plans for UK expansion, how the company is coping with wage increases on both sides of the pond and what trends he sees developing in 2016.

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    ​Ready to Ignite

    2015-12-18T16:32:00Z

    There may have been a few recent wrinkles that are being ironed out, but Matt Hermer and his Ignite Group are financially firing on all cylinders and looking confidently ahead to expansion

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    Five-minute interview: Graham Hall - CAU

    2015-11-27T15:59:51.293Z

    M&C takes five minutes to talk to Graham Hall, managing director of CAU, about Action Against Hunger; unique marketing from Red’s True Barbecue; property prices and improving the travel experience

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    Five-minute interview: Toby Smith – Novus Leisure

    2015-11-20T16:08:35.593Z

    M&C takes five minutes to talk to Toby Smith, chief executive of Novus Leisure

  • Morgan Davies
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    Five-minute interview: Morgan Davies – Barburrito

    2015-11-13T16:14:02.867Z

    M&C takes five minutes to talk to Morgan Davies, chief executive and co-founder of Barburrito, about Byron’s marketing, his concerns over the National Living Wage and wanting to run car parks

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    Five minutes with… Sam Roberts: Boston Tea Party

    2015-10-30T16:08:00Z

    M&C takes five-minutes to talk to Sam Roberts, founder of Boston Tea Party, about eating haggis in Cyprus, the glass ceiling of casual dining and running his local pub

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    Everybody is all-day dining

    2015-10-16T16:17:10.760Z

    Bill’s is the leader in the all-day dining market, but joint MDs Roberto Moretti and Scott Macdonald are not resting on their laurels as they lead the march into the UK’s market towns. Mark Wingett reports

  • Jamie's Italian interior
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    Plenty more where Jamies’ came from

    2015-10-09T16:23:52.063Z

    Heralded by some as the saviour of the UK’s eating-out sector during the downturn, where does Jamie’s Italian stand now and can it stay ahead here while ramping up expansion overseas? Jamie Oliver Restaurant Group chief executive Simon Blagden tells Mark Wingett that it can

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    Five minutes with…Jonathan Downey

    2015-10-02T16:10:00Z

    M&C takes five minutes with Jonathan Downey, co-founder of London Union, and talks about Jonny Wilkinson ads, frequenting Lyle’s in Shoreditch and why some of our brands-only high streets already represent the British equivalent of the USA’s ‘Generica’

  • Red's True Barbecue
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    Brisket cases

    2015-10-01T08:29:00Z

    With their hot sauces in retail, a cookbook under their belts and a sixth site about to launch, Red’s True Barbecue’s James Douglas and Scott Munro are fired up for further growth

  • Morgan Davies
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    Burrito boy

    2015-09-29T08:00:00Z

    Mel Flaherty talks to Barburrito chief executive Morgan Davies about how his cosmopolitan background has influenced his career choices and why he has “no issues with Barburrito becoming a 50-site business”

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    Five minutes with…Luke Bishop, Polpo

    2015-09-25T16:28:00Z

    M&C takes five minutes with Luke Bishop, managing director of Polpo, and talks about cliff-top dining, enthusiastic staff and delivering hospitality excellence at 35,000ft

  • Gavin George of InnBrighton
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    Two decades in the fast Laine

    2015-09-18T16:20:00Z

    During the past 20 years, Gavin George has managed to build the most famous pub company Brighton has never heard of. Having expanded into London, diversified into brewing and attracted the backing of Luke Johnson, Laine Pub Company is now close to 50 sites. He talks to Mel Flaherty about why Brighton rocks, how London came calling, and the road ahead for Laine’s

  • Byron Canary Wharf
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    King of the pack

    2015-09-14T07:58:00Z

    Almost two years on from its change in ownership, there is a steely determination from founder Tom Byng and his team to make sure Byron remains a proper restaurant business that is sustainable for many years

  • Rosa's Thai food
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    Five minutes with... Alex Moore: Rosa's Thai

    2015-09-11T16:31:00Z

    M&C takes five minutes to talk to Alex Moore, founder of Rosa’s Thai Cafe about investors, growing up one day and how the Marty McFly dream could become a reality

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    Wear there’s a will…

    2015-09-11T08:14:36.057Z

    Wear Inns co-founder John Weir tells James Wallin why he looks to his staff for innovation, how pubs can outmanoeuvre the restaurant sector and about plans to grow to as many as 60 sites

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    An executive decision

    2015-09-09T08:20:00Z

    Jocky Petrie has been a driving force behind The Fat Duck for more than a decade and he’s now bringing this experience to the Gordon Ramsay Group. Joe Lutrario catches up with him on development duty

  • Stonegate chairman Ian Payne at Missoula York
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    Focused on being simply the best

    2015-08-21T16:04:00Z

    Forty one years on from managing Whitbread’s Bull Inn in the village of Barming, near Maidstone, Kent, Ian Payne, the chairman of Stonegate Pub Company, is still as enthusiastic about the pub sector as he ever has been