All MCA Insight articles in May 2013

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  • News

    Differentiating drivers among UK cafes


    Patisseries are UK consumers’ most-frequented type of café, but bakery-cafés earn high marks from consumers on the quality of their food and beverage offerings

  • News

    Higher prices not to blame for pub no shows


    The expectation that higher prices would be one of the leading pub deterrents is not borne out by new research

  • News

    Revere eyes greater pizza focus


    Revere Pub Company is to explore introducing wood-fire pizzas in more of its sites and introducing a takeaway option

  • News

    Tinseltown expansion continues


    Tinseltown, the American diner and milkshake bar chain, is eyeing further growth in the capital

  • News

    Sullivan joins Fuel Juice board


    Chris Sullivan, former chief executive of Balls Brothers, has joined the board of Fuel Juice Bars

  • News

    Slight increase in pub visits


    Some 60% of adults visited a pub for a drink in February this year, a marginal improvement on the same period a year ago

  • Opinion

    From tech to tacos


    Brandon Stephens, founder of Tortilla Mexican Grill, tells Mel Flaherty how his management style is influenced by his Silicon Valley background and why he defines himself as an entrepreneur rather than a restauranteur

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    Pub catering market value to reach £7.7bn


    The UK’s pub catering market is expected to grow in value from £6.57bn to £7.7bn by 2017

  • News

    Calco and Cal Management package marketed


    A 78-strong package of pubs from the former Calco and Cal Management estates has been placed on the market, M&C Report has learnt.

  • News

    Brakspear strengthens BDM team


    Brakspear has appointed Garry Hughes as its new business development manager for the South East

  • News

    Antic nears 40 mark


    London-based multi-operator Antic has secured its latest site in the capital, the Old George in the East End.

  • News

    Hook Norton looks to raise standards


    Cotswold-based brewery Hook Norton has announced a link with fellow Oxfordshire company, the Silent Customer, to provide a mystery customer programme for its pub estate as it looks to support its tenants and raise pub standards further. Under the scheme, participating pubs will receive regular visits from the ...

  • News

    Ilic expands Food Ilic


    Peter Ilic has expanded his café concept Food Ilic, with the opening of a second site in Brighton.

  • News

    Mobile bookings continue to rise


    Mobile bookings now account for 25% of toptable diners seated in the UK, up from 20% in the fourth quarter of 2012

  • News

    Eating out key high street driver


    More than half of consumers (56%) polled in a new survey visit their local high street for a “quick bite to eat”

  • News

    Gordon’s doubles up


    Gordon’s Wine Bar, London’s oldest wine bar, is to open a new venture just metres away from its Villiers Street site

  • News

    New Italian bakery/restaurant concept to launch


    Vivo, a new Italian bakery and restaurant, is set to open in Islington

  • News

    Westmorland secures £20m funding deal


    Westmorland has agreed a £20m funding deal from the Co-operative Bank for its M5 project in Gloucester

  • News

    Betting shops in pubs report misleading


    The pub industry criticises report claiming that betting shops can open or operate in pubs

  • News

    Majority of people drinking responsibly


    The latest official figures on alcohol consumption reveal the majority of people are drinking responsibility