All McDonald’s articles – Page 9

  • MCA-Journal-September-2019

    September 2019


    There was more M&A in the pub sector when a deal between Greene King and CK Asset Holdings was revealed, Georgi Gyton analyses the news while Peter Martin wonders who will be next.
    Elsewhere there were big results in the shape of The Restaurant Group. Dominic Walsh looks at how it might fare in the future, whether new CEO Andy Hornby is the man for the job, and how he might go about turning TRG around.
    Meanwhile, Steve Gotham looks at the growing efforts of the supermarkets to grab more of the food-to-go market and takes a trip to McDonald’s new ‘to go’ format and Finn Scott-Delany interviews up-and-coming fried chicken specialists Coqfighter and profiles the Inn Collection.

  • Roger Whiteside, chief executive, Greggs

    Greggs tops Brand Health index


    Greggs has been named the number eating out brand in YouGov’s Brand Health Index.

  • McDonald's to Go self order screens

    McDonald’s acquires voice ordering tech


    McDonald’s has agreed to acquire Apprente, which uses artificial intelligence to understand speech.

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    Mark out of ten - What’s Yo! name?


    This week started with a banger of a PR stunt as I flicked through Twitter before I even put my specs on. Yo! (the artist formerly known as Yo! Sushi) has finally had enough of being pigeonholed by the nation as just a sushi chain and have changed their name ...

  • McDonald's to Go Fleet Street

    McDonald’s to go – convenient format but with convenience pricing too


    Working not far from McDonald’s new take-away only concept store, simply called “to go” on Fleet Street, I had taken a healthy interest in the media coverage about the new format. So in many ways I knew what to expect. I was aware that it would not have any seating, or toilets, and that product ordering and payment would be via wall-mounted slimline touchscreen kiosks only. I had also read that that there would be a reduced menu within a reduced size outlet. What I had not expected is that there would be a price premium to pay.

  • Big Mac with Bacon

    McDonald’s escapes slapdown over Big Mac ad


    McDonald’s has escaped censure by the ASA after a radio ad for a Grand Big Mac Bacon was cleared by the advertising watchdog. The ad, broadcast on Virgin Radio on 8 March, featured two men talking about their lunch. One said he had a “packed lunch … with a cheeky little choccy bar”. The other said: “That looks tiny, have they made them smaller?” to which the first man replied: “Yeah, they used to be twice as big”. The other said: “You’ve been robbed, mate” before he said he had a “Grand Big Mac Bacon…

  • Dough and Co

    Dough&Co secures third site


    Wood-fired pizza specialist Dough&Co has secured a third site, in Bishops Stortford.

  • News

    Supermac’s eyes UK following McDonald’s trademark ruling


    Irish fast food chain is looking to set up shop in London within the next year, following the end of a branding dispute with McDonald’s, reports MCA’s sister title BigHospitality.

  • McDonald's to Go Fleet Street

    McDonald’s to trial new to-go format


    McDonald’s has opened a trial grab-and-go store on Fleet Street in London, under the name: McDonald’s to Go.

  • Pumpkin Spiced Latte 2019

    Greggs: “We can do more”


    There is a lot more that Greggs can do in terms of its coffee offer, Roger Whiteside, chief executive of the food-to-go retailer has told MCA.

  • McDonald's salad

    Salad sales on the rise at McDonald’s


    McDonald’s UK has seen sales of its side and main salads increase by 55% year-on-year as consumers go for healthier fast food options.

  • Rooney Anand

    Rooney Anand joins board at Chiktopia


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

  • mcdonalds chips

    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.

  • five guys restaurant
    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.

  • Greggs exterior
    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.

  • tech roundtable 3
    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 ...