All McDonald’s articles – Page 11

  • Gaucho interior

    Carlyle makes bid for Gaucho


    Carlyle, the US private equity firm, has made a bid to buy Gaucho out of administration, Sky News reports.

  • The Rectory, Mosaic Pub & Dining

    Mosaic acquires three-strong Birmingham package


    Mosaic Pub & Dining, the EIS-backed multiple operator, has exchanged on a package of Birmingham pubs – taking its estate to 21.

  • McDonald's interior
    Analysis & Insight

    Soft skills more valuable than academic skills when starting career


    Soft skills, such as teamwork, customer service and hospitality, are seen as more important than hard skills, such as computer programming or accounting for positioning young employees for success at the beginning of a career, a survey by McDonald’s reveals.

  • McDonald's Happy Meal

    McDonald’s UK & Ireland records 49th quarter of growth; coffee big driver


    McDonald’s UK & Ireland has continued on its growth trajectory notching up 49 consecutive quarters of sales and guest count increases.

  • 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 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

  • McDonald's digital kiosks

    McDonald’s to roll-out Bluetooth locators for table service


    McDonald’s is to roll out the use of Bluetooth locators in stores where it offers table service, in order to cut down on time spent looking for customers.

  • McDonald's digital kiosks
    Analysis & Insight

    Lessons learnt in a tough market


    In a challenging climate, operators still have many levers they can pull to keep ahead of competitors and stay relevant to an increasingly demanding consumer set. MCA’s executive director Simon Stenning looks at lessons that can be learnt from how the sector has evolved in the past two years

  • McDonald's logo

    McDonald’s to scrap straws across UK


    The campaign to scrap plastic straws across the UK hospitality sector has received a boost with the news that McDonald’s is to roll out its ban.

  • Taphouse Beer Co

    Woodward departs Bermondsey to set up pubco


    Richard Woodward has stepped down from his role as operations director at Ei Group’s Bermondsey Pub Company managed arm, to set up his own pub company.

  • Zizzi interior

    Pickworth to depart Azzurri


    Jim Pickworth is to leave his role as chief financial officer of the Azzurri Group after 11 years with the company, MCA has learnt.

  • Misty Moon Mosaic Pub and Dining

    Mosaic secures 18th pub


    Mosaic Pub and Dining, formerly known as City Pub EIS Fund, has acquired its 18th pub and restructured its senior team, MCA understands.

  • pricing analysis
    Analysis & Insight

    Greater use of psychological pricing expected


    The use of psychological pricing is expected to increase, as market conditions remain tough and operators try to tempt customers through their doors, according to new MCA research.

  • Tuk Shop

    Nip and Tuk


    Health-focused chain Leon has partnered with David Thompson’s Aylmer Aaharn food group to transform its Shaftesbury Avenue site into a Thai fast food restaurant that could become a major growth brand. Restaurant magazine deputy editor Joe Lutrario meets Leon founder John Vincent to discuss the prospects for Tuk Shop.

  • Pret CEO Clive Schlee

    How Pret turned values into value


    The news that Bridgepoint has agreed to sell Pret A Manger to JAB Holdings marks a new chapter for a brand that has consistently been voted the most admired among sector leaders. James Wallin looks at the values underpinning the brand and what the deal may mean for Pret and its investors – both incoming and outgoing – as well as assessing what wider impact the company’s £1k staff bonus may have on hospitality’s reputation as an employer.

  • PizzaExpress International

    Around the world in 80 opportunities


    In his latest Going Global column for MCA, international franchise expert Jasper Reid, weighs up the pros and cons of the major franchising targets around the world. He also takes a look at some non-traditional locations where UK eating out brands could thrive.

  • News

    McDonald’s refurb programme 80% complete


    McDonald’s UK has refurbished 80% of its 1,270 restaurants as part of its Experience of the Future programme, with the rest of the estate to be completed later this year.

  • News

    Easterbrook to join Walmart board


    British-born McDonald’s chief executive Steve Easterbrook is to join the board of retailer and ASDA owner Walmart

  • Opinion

    On course to be US masters


    Competitive socialising is frequently cited as the ‘next big thing’ for the eating and drinking-out sector and one of the stars of the segment is crazy golf concept, Swingers. Mel Flaherty met founders Matt Grech-Smith and Jeremy Simmonds as they look to hit overseas expansion a fair way.

  • Plastic straws

    Government pledges plastic straw ban


    The Government has announced a consultation over a ban of plastic straws and drinks stirrers in a bid to cut plastic waste.