All McDonald’s articles – Page 4

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    McDonald’s pulls guidance following significant sales dip


    McDonald’s has pulled both its FY20 and long-term guidance following a significant March sales decline across its markets.

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    JDW accused of abandoning staff


    JD Wetherspoon has been accused of abandoning its 43,000 staff after boss Tim Martin insisted the chain could not afford to pay them during the coronavirus crisis until the company was reimbursed for their wages by the government.

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    Roadchef to continue ‘as long as possible’ after Mcdonald’s and Costa closures


    Roadchef has vowed to carry on serving food on the nation’s road network, despite the loss of McDonald’s and Costa Coffee.

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    Why are big brands abandoning takeaway and delivery?


    Takeaway and delivery last week emerged as a possible silver lining to the biblical storm clouds posing an existential threat to the restaurant and bar industry.

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    Subway, Tortilla, Pure and Wahaca to shut down entirely


    Subway and Tortilla will close all of their restaurants for delivery, takeaway and collection today.

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    McDonalds, Nando’s and Pret among brands to close entire estate


    McDonalds, Nando’s and Starbucks are among a list of operators that have announced estate-wide closures following Friday’s Government announcement.

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    McDonalds removes dine-in


    McDonalds UK has closed all seating areas in its restaurants as of 5am this morning in response to growing concerns about the spread of COVID-19.

  • Restaurant

    Sunak needs to Super-Size it


    The government has put the hospitality industry into limbo, and limbo is a terrible place to be. Yesterday, the PM warned the British public against visiting pubs, restaurants, theatres and bars across the country. For an industry already taking a battering by the coronavirus this was a staggering blow. Effectively the UK has been warned off visiting the likes of Costa, Greggs, McDonald’s, Wetherspoons and more.

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    Pressure, power and positivity


    Not to be overly optimistic, and perhaps it’s just the inevitable emergence from a lengthy and brutal period of rationalisation and consolidation, but things appear to be looking up. Admittedly the upticks predicted for 2020 are tiny, like 1% growth for casual dining and a 0.3% acceleration for food to go. But after the carnage of the last couple of years, positive news, however slight, will come as welcome news for the operators that skilfully navigated their way through it.

  • By Chloe

    Planting the right seeds for sustained growth


    Veganism has been labelled the megatrend of the next decade and the statistics back up this claim. Last month, more than 400,000 people signed up to this year’s Veganuary campaign, a 60% increase on last year, fuelled by shows such as Netflix’ recent “Game Changers” documentary. Whilst uptake of pure vegans has increased markedly, there’s also a very large market out there for people that simply want to reduce their meat intake, whether that is for environmental or perceived health reasons, rather than just animal welfare reasons. Sainsbury’s recent Future of Food report, which looks ahead to 2025, predicts 25% of adults will be either be vegan or vegetarian by then, with the proportion of ‘flexitarians’ set to rise to 50%.

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    Analysis & Insight

    Top 10 F2G brands grow market share


    The top 10 Food To Go brands grew sales by 3.4% in 2019 to a market share of 33.6%, outperforming the wider Food to Go (FTG) market, MCA Insight reveals.

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    Casual Dining back in growth in 2020


    The leading casual dining brands are set to return to growth of around 1% in 2020, according to MCA Insight. The growth was largely due to a combination of inflationary pressures easing, and the stablising political climate boosting consumer confidence, it said. The sample of 250 casual dining brands, from large operators like KFC down to smaller operators like Flat Iron, found growth would return in 2020 after declines of -3.5% and -2.8% across 2018 and 2019.

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    Retailers’ Retailer full nominees list revealed


    The finalists for MCA’s Retailers’ Retailer Awards 2020 have been announced, with the cohort reflecting a diverse and vibrant range of eating and drinking out operators.

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    McDonald’s plans 60 new openings in 2020


    McDonald’s UK CEO Paul Pomroy has committed to investing £1 billion in McDonald’s UK estate over the next three years, including opening 60 new restaurants in 2020. Speaking after global sales rose 5.9%, Pomroy said 2019 was a “successful year for the UK and Ireland business, and it is testament to our people and franchisees that we have delivered continued strong growth during a tough time for the retail sector. In 2020 we remain committed to continuing investment in the areas driving our growth - our supply chain, our people and our restaurant experience, so over the next three years £1 billion will be invested to ensure we can continue to focus on what matters most - customers, food, value, service and convenience.

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    Just Eat to become second partner to McDonald’s


    Just Eat has agreed to become a nationwide with McDonald’s in the UK and Ireland.

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    Pret most admired brand for eleventh consecutive year


    Pret has been crowned the ‘most admired brand’ by leading industry professionals for the eleventh consecutive year.

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    Analysis & Insight

    And the 2019 consumer award winners are…


    While we are in the midst of the entertainment awards season it would be most neglectful not to extend this to the worlds of foodservice and hospitality. 

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    How can tech ease the customer journey?


    Greggs, Leon and Wagamama are just the latest to join the self-ordering revolution, with the latter’s new grab and go concept Mamago one of the most hotly discussed openings of last year. To share their early exeperiences and more, MCA brought together marketing, IT and digital leaders from across the sector to consider how new technology can help, and sometimes hinder, the customer experience

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    Veganuary operator offering round-up


    Once again, Veganuary is upon us, and with the number of vegans more than doubling to 600,000 between 2016 and 2019, this year’s operator offering is bigger than ever. 

  • Rugby

    Review of the Year Part Two


    When England achieved the impossible, and destroyed the indestructible All Blacks in the semi-finals of the Rugby World Cup, it looked like it was going to be a bumper day for hospitality on the day of the final. The UK would wake up early and hit the pubs and bars first thing to watch England win the final, followed by trips to restaurants, followed by pubs, bars and clubs, before ending up slumped on the sofa trying to focus on the highlights and order a Deliveroo. All England had to do was win.