All McDonald’s articles – Page 7

  • 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.

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    Gotham’s Christmas-ish Quiz!


    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


    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


    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


    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


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

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    The transformational potential of rebranding and remodelling


    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


    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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    American dreamers


    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


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