All McDonald’s articles – Page 7

  • Rooney Anand

    Rooney Anand joins board at Chiktopia


    Rooney Anand has joined the board at Chiktopia as a non-executive director.

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    McDonald’s, Nando’s and Greggs enjoy a successful June


    McDonald’s, Nando’s and Greggs are the big winners of MCA’s latest Eating Out Panel Monthly Dashboard. Compared to last year’s sweltering heatwave in June, combined with the rush of World Cup football-fever, a boost in like for like sales at lunchtime in 2019 was always going to be a tough ask.

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    Analysis & Insight

    Five Guys set to bring up the UK century


    Five Guys is bucking the wider market trend when it comes to expansion - but does closer analysis show there is room for improvement on food quality and value for money? MCA market insight director Steve Gotham delves into the data. 

  • Pret A Manger interior

    Deliveroo exclusive: What’s in it for Pret?


    An exclusive partnership between Pret and Deliveroo will see delivery available from an initial 120 stores in the UK, ahead of a wider rollout. MCA’s Finn Scott-Delany looks into the motivations behind the deal and asks what it says about Pret’s strategy.

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    Analysis & Insight

    ​Young flock to food-to-go specialists


    Food-to-go specialists are stealing market share from convenience stores, driven by younger consumers, HIM and MCA’s Convenience Report reveals.

  • KFC

    KFC to commit to new chicken welfare standards


    KFC is to become the first UK fast food chain to sign up to new European welfare standards for farmed chicken, The Guardian has reported.

  • News

    Tim Lowther appointed general manager at CKE Restaurants


    Restaurant industry stalwart Tim Lowther has been appointed to head up Europe and the Russian Federation for CKE Restaurants as general manager.

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    Analysis & Insight

    The leading edge in IT and digital marketing


    As part of our Agenda series of roundtable discussions, MCA – in partnership with US-based digital marketing solutions leader Punchh – brought together marketing and IT directors from diverse, sector-leading UK operators for a debate on tech and digital marketing. Hosted by James Wallin, here are the highlights from the day.

  • McDonald’s

    McDonald’s to reduce plastic packaging


    McDonald’s plans to remove McFlurry plastic lids from September, and all single-use plastic packaging across its salad ranges from next week. Sustainably sourced 100% renewable and recyclable cardboard will replace the salad packaging. The announcement came along with news of a revamped menu with new, lighter lunch options ...

  • subway
    Analysis & Insight

    Subway subpar?


    At more than 2,500 outlets, Subway is the biggest foodservice brand in the UK by site numbers. But how is the franchised business performing? MCA director of insight Steve Gotham delves into the data.

  • McDonald's interior

    McDonald’s trialling extension to breakfast hours


    McDonald’s is trialling the extension of its breakfast service hours, from 10.30am to 11am, with a view to rolling out the longer day-part if successful.

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    Analysis & Insight

    Innovation drives FTG meal growth of 6.1%


    The number of food to go (FTG) meals visits increased by 6.1% year-on-year in Q1 2019, and now accounts for a third of all meals eaten out, MCA research reveals.

  • Foxlow
    Analysis & Insight

    No disgrace in getting things wrong


    With several well-known names joining the ranks of closures in the past month, MCA contributing editor Peter Martin discuss the impact of choice on the market and why sometimes it’s important to just give something a go.

  • lunchbox
    Analysis & Insight

    We need to talk about lunch…


    Is the lunch occasion losing some of its specialness? With the average number of lunches eaten out on the decline, MCA’s market insight director Steve Gotham delves into some of the data to see what trends could be impacting the numbers.

  • St Austell

    St Austell acquires Exmoor pub


    St Austell Brewery has acquired its first site in Exmoor National Park - the Bridge Inn in Dulverton.

  • Tim J Smith

    Pret boosts board with trio of non-exec appointments


    Pret A Manger has boosted its board with the addition of three new independent non-executives, including Tim Smith, chairman of its Food Advisory Panel, as it looks to increase its presence “in Europe and beyond”.

  • News

    A climate of change that can be good for business


    With public attitudes shifting increasingly towards sustainability, the pressure is mounting on businesses to communicate how they are playing their part. MCA contributing editor, Peter Martin, calls on hospitality operators to get involved and make their voices heard

  • sandwich
    Analysis & Insight

    A nation of snack-eaters


    The snacking market in the UK has seen substantial growth in the past few years but remains a highly diverse and fragmented segment. MCA market insight director, Steve Gotham, looks at what the data tells about the snacking opportunities for operators.

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    McDonald's makes 'real progress' on healthy eating


    McDonald’s has reported it is ahead of its targets to promote fruit, vegetables, low-fat dairy and water.

  • Chiktopia Shield Logo Trademark

    Chiktopia lines up first site at Intu Lakeside


    Industry-backed chicken concept Chiktopia has lined up its first site at Intu Lakeside in Essex, for a July opening, MCA has learnt.