All McDonald’s articles – Page 11

  • Gaucho interior
    News

    Carlyle makes bid for Gaucho

    2018-08-03T15:50:00Z

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

  • The Rectory, Mosaic Pub & Dining
    News

    Mosaic acquires three-strong Birmingham package

    2018-08-02T08:57:00Z

    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

    2018-07-31T08:50:12.930Z

    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
    News

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

    2018-07-27T08:41:00Z

    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
    Opinion

    Return of the king

    2018-07-18T08:13:55.733Z

    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

    2018-07-06T08:41:25.667Z

    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
    News

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

    2018-06-26T08:37:20.810Z

    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

    2018-06-25T08:23:00Z

    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
    News

    McDonald’s to scrap straws across UK

    2018-06-15T08:21:00Z

    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
    News

    Woodward departs Bermondsey to set up pubco

    2018-06-14T08:27:00Z

    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
    News

    Pickworth to depart Azzurri

    2018-06-05T08:45:00Z

    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
    News

    Mosaic secures 18th pub

    2018-06-05T08:44:00Z

    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

    2018-06-05T08:41:00Z

    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
    Opinion

    Nip and Tuk

    2018-05-30T08:40:00Z

    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
    Opinion

    How Pret turned values into value

    2018-05-30T08:40:00Z

    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
    Opinion

    Around the world in 80 opportunities

    2018-05-08T08:34:00Z

    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

    2018-05-01T08:45:00Z

    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

    2018-04-26T08:30:32.567Z

    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

    2018-04-19T08:44:35.217Z

    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
    News

    Government pledges plastic straw ban

    2018-04-19T08:43:00Z

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