All McDonald’s articles – Page 12

  • News

    McDonald's facing fresh strike action


    McDonald’s is facing a new round of industrial action, as The Bakers, Food and Allied Workers Union ballots members over whether to strike in pursuit of higher wages and improved working conditions.

  • Analysis & Insight

    Gender pay gap reporting: A sector overview


    Gender pay gap reporting has been dominating the headlines this week. With the deadline now passed, what were the numbers reported by some of the biggest players in the eating and drinking out market? MCA takes a look

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    PizzaExpress appoints F&B director


    PizzaExpress has appointed Jane Treasure, formerly of Whitbread and McDonald’s UK, as its new Food & Beverage director

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    McDonald’s UK to begin phasing out plastic straws


    McDonald’s UK is to begin phasing out plastic straws across its c1,300 estate

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    Analysis & Insight

    Brand building in adversity


    A number of high-profile restaurant brands are currently in the limelight for their economic woes. But how much of their difficulties can be traced back to the strength or otherwise of the brand, and what can be done to rescue it once it has been damaged? Ian Dunstall shares his thoughts

  • News

    McDonald’s sets greenhouse gas emission reduction targets


    McDonald’s has become the first restaurant company to set science-based targets for the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions

  • News

    JDW: Pizza, brand building and growth


    JD Wetherspoon chairman Tim Martin spoke to the press following this morning H1 results announcement. He discussed his approach of sticking to the brand’s core values while innovating on a small scale, including the fledgling pizza offer. He also shared his thoughts on delivery, the casual dining market and plans for further expansion in the Republic of Ireland but why JDW won’t be going international.

  • News

    Pizza Rossa to fold over 'toxic' trading environment


    Pizza Rossa, the pizza by the slice concept, is to cease trading at the end of the month after failing to find a new home, with founder Corrado Accardi describing the area of its sole site in Leadenhall as “toxic”.

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    Schlee named Retailers’ Retailer of the Year


    Pret A Manger chief executive Clive Schlee has been voted by his peers as the stand-out individual in the UK’s eating and drinking-out sector.

  • News

    Brandwatch: Just Eat


    Just Eat may have reported strong order growth in its full year results yesterday – up 19% in the UK, to 105 million – but the market balked at its lower forecasts for growth in 2018, largely down to planned investment in areas like its branded restaurant delivery partnerships, in a bid to fend off increasing competition. MCA explores the potential impact of its plans.

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    Analysis & Insight

    Contemporary operators challenging top brands


    Five Guys is leading the pack of contemporary operators challenging the established casual dining brands, the latest MCA data has shown.

  • News

    NFU president calls for action on ‘local’ menu claims


    The new president of the National Farmers Union has used her maiden speech to attack false claims of local provenance and call for evidence-based food labels.

  • News

    Soul Foods appoint McDonald’s Morgan as FD


    David Morgan, the former finance director – head of integration (UK & Ireland) has joined the Soul Foods Group as finance director, MCA understands.

  • News

    Mosaic secures Battersea Power Station site


    Mosaic Pub & Dining, the former City Pub EIS Fund, has secured a site at the Battersea Power Station development, MCA understands.

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    Analysis & Insight

    Top of Mind poll shows resilience across sector


    MCA’s Top of Mind survey – based on interviews with leading figures across the eating and drinking-out sector – has shown a further decline in confidence about the trading environment, with only 25% feeling positive.

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    Analysis & Insight

    Top 10 Food to Go brands increase market share


    As growth shows signs of slowing in the Food To Go market, risk averse customers are increasingly turning to the top brands, the latest MCA insight has shown.

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    An Honest Approach


    This year is set to be significant for Honest Burgers as it gears up to expand its offer into the regions. Its co-founders explain how, in a crowded and unpredictable market, they see honesty as the best policy.

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    Brandwatch: McDonald’s


    The global burger giant yesterday announced its 47th consecutive quarter of sales and guest count growth in the UK. We look at data from MCA’s Eating Out Panel to assess how the brand has been performing against its peers over the past year.

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    McDonald’s UK up to 270 McDelivery sites


    McDonald’s UK extended its McDelivery service to 270 restaurants in the fourth quarter and also reported strong consumer interest in its Meals Under low-calorie range.


    Retailers’ Retailer finalists announced


    The finalists show strong performances from wet-led businesses across the year represented in the shortlist.