All McDonald’s articles – Page 5

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    News

    Gotham’s Christmas-ish Quiz!

    2019-12-18T08:16:00Z

    It’s the week before Christmas and I hope many thresholds are being crossed, multiple tipples downed and that tills are ringing out! For my part, I have been thinking about what sort of Christmas present to get lucky readers – I have been racking my mind and the best I can do is the joy of a quiz!

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    M&A Review of the Year

    2019-12-16T08:08:00Z

    It certainly hasn’t been a year in hospitality M&A for the faint hearted, but for those who have stuck with the sector and taken a long-term view, opportunity has knocked. Despite fears of an investor hiatus as a result of lingering uncertainty (ongoing Brexit delays certainly haven’t been helpful to M&A advisors!), the past 12 months has again proved the robustness of the M&A market in this sector, and points to further opportunities for 2020.

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    Dark kitchen boom throws-up licensing and regulatory concerns

    2019-12-12T08:22:00Z

    Practically unheard of 18-months-ago, ‘dark kitchens’ is a phrase fast becoming common currency in the burgeoning food-delivery market. However, the very nature of them, coupled with the speed at which they’re being opened, is throwing-up a number of licensing issues, with some local authorities said to be playing catch-up when ...

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    Burger King UK increases company owned portfolio to 100 restaurants

    2019-12-03T08:16:00Z

    Burger King UK Group has purchased eight new locations, increasing the company owned portfolio to 100.

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    Analysis & Insight

    Delivery market grows 18% to £8.4bn

    2019-12-02T08:30:00Z

    The delivery market is valued at £8.4bn in 2019, up 18% year-on-year, MCA analysis reveals.

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    Opinion

    The transformational potential of rebranding and remodelling

    2019-11-26T08:40:00Z

    Embarking on a rebranding or remodelling programme may seem like a sure-fire way to reinvigorate your business, but there are many aspects to consider if you want to get it right, explains brand strategy consultant Ian Dunstall.

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    Low price champions

    2019-11-25T08:22:00Z

    Given the prevailing weak outlook for consumer confidence, it seems inevitable that more risk averse and belt-tightening behaviours will come to the fore. 

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    Opinion

    American dreamers

    2019-11-22T08:28:00Z

    A fresh wave of American concepts have crossed the pond in recent years, and more are on their way. Why is the UK so appealing to US brands, and do we still want them? 

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    Costa announces McDonald to replace Paul as CEO

    2019-11-21T09:38:00Z

    Costa Coffee has announced that CEO Dominic Paul is to be replaced Jill McDonald, formerly of Marks & Spencer.

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    November 2019

    2019-11-15T10:41:00Z

    This month saw entirely predictable news with another delay to Brexit, but also the surprising sacking of McDonald’s CEO Steve Easterbrook. We take a look back at his transformative time at the food to go giant. Elsewhere the elusive Richard Caring opens up for a big interview alongside David Campbell to discuss the future for Bill’s, Caffé Nero CEO Will Stratton-Morris outlines his push towards premium and there is a profile of Canadian coffee chain Tim Horton’s as they settle into the UK.
    Elsewhere, David Read has some advice for hospitality when it comes to squeezing the supply chain, Jasper Reid takes a deep dive into the market in India, Peter Martin takes a look at the rising demand for eco-friendly alternatives to meat and Steve Gotham says despite its woes Pizza Express has reasons to be cheerful.

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    Opinion

    Tim Hortons: Power play

    2019-11-12T08:26:00Z

    Tim Hortons may not be a household name in the UK yet, but if the QSR brand’s growth in North America is anything to go by, it soon could be. Georgi Gyton speaks to master franchisee SK Group’s chief commercial officer Kevin Hydes on its plans to steal market share.

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    News

    Pizza Express has reasons to be cheerful - and remain vigilant

    2019-11-07T08:25:00Z

    Back of house, the management of Pizza Express clearly still has much on their plate as they seek to stabilise the finances. But, to their credit, the front of house execution is not being undermined. In fact, MCA’s latest quarterly consumer research finds the business has several reasons to be cheerful.

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    Steve Easterbrook and transformative times

    2019-11-05T08:12:00Z

    I’ve written a lot about McDonald’s recently, but I didn’t anticipate the next article to be about Steve Easterbrook getting fired. Yet here we are. It doesn’t seem a fitting departure for a man who achieved so much at the Golden Arches, and the contentious reason for his exit ...

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    How McDark represents the future and the past for McDonald’s

    2019-11-04T08:38:00Z

    In the least surprising news since it emerged that too much fast food makes you fat, McDonald’s has opened its first dark kitchen. Expect KFC to do the same, soon.

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    Shake-up at McDonald’s after Easterbrook fired

    2019-11-04T08:37:00Z

    Steve Easterbrook has been fired from his role as chief executive and president of McDonald’s Corporation after admitting he had a consensual relationship with a colleague – a violation of company policy.

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    McDonald’s opens first ‘dark kitchen’ in Hounslow

    2019-10-31T14:58:00Z

    McDonald’s has opened its first dark kitchen dedicated solely to Uber Eats deliveries, according to a report by Property Week. A McDonald’s spokesman told the magazine the opening was “part of a wider trial to test different restaurant formats” and the dark kitchen would “ensure that restaurants in the surrounding area can provide the service and convenience that our customers expect, ensuring that McDelivery customers have a great experience.

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    How is McDonald’s getting it right?

    2019-10-25T07:10:00Z

    McDonald’s released its Q3 results on Tuesday, revealing a 5.9% increase in sales for the three months to 30 September 2019. Total sales for the period were up 1% to $5.43bn, making it the 17th consecutive quarter of growth for the chain. A 1% nudge isn’t going to generate huge headlines, but it’s another move in the right direction. In a call to investors, McDonald’s president and CEO Steve Easterbrook said across “every country function and level we’re seeing improving discipline and robust levels of execution that are guided by our velocity growth plan.

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    Trial of McDonald’s To Go has been “encouraging”

    2019-10-22T14:22:00Z

    Trials of McDonald’s new ‘To Go’ format have been “encouraging”, according to Paul Pomroy, chief executive for McDonald’s UK and Ireland, as the fast food operator’s focus on convenience gets results.

  • Opinion

    How to give hospitality the personal touch

    2019-10-18T07:30:00Z

    Using machine learning and AI could deliver huge benefits to hospitality, but there are challenges. MCA and Punchh brought together marketing and IT directors to discuss how best to do it.

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    News

    What next for Chick-fil-A in the UK?

    2019-10-15T07:42:00Z

    After more pop-ups than a meercat disco, Chick-fil-A has finally established a home in the UK. The US giant, which has over 2,400 restaurants and just hit $10.5bn in sales, has chosen The Oracle shopping centre in Reading as its first permanent destination in Europe. If it wanted to clearly gauge the appetite for its offer it’s a better destination than London, where it would be swamped by competition. Chick-fil-A spokeswoman Jackie Jags says