All McDonald’s articles – Page 9

  • MCA-Journal-September-2019
    News

    September 2019

    2019-09-23T08:57:00Z

    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
    News

    Greggs tops Brand Health index

    2019-09-17T07:28:00Z

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

  • McDonald's to Go self order screens
    News

    McDonald’s acquires voice ordering tech

    2019-09-11T07:26:00Z

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

  • yoshusi
    News

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

    2019-09-09T12:49:00Z

    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
    News

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

    2019-09-09T07:35:00Z

    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
    News

    McDonald’s escapes slapdown over Big Mac ad

    2019-08-15T06:58:00Z

    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
    News

    Dough&Co secures third site

    2019-08-13T07:46:00Z

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

  • News

    Supermac’s eyes UK following McDonald’s trademark ruling

    2019-08-09T10:43:00Z

    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
    News

    McDonald’s to trial new to-go format

    2019-07-31T13:35:00Z

    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
    News

    Greggs: “We can do more”

    2019-07-31T07:21:00Z

    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
    News

    Salad sales on the rise at McDonald’s

    2019-07-26T14:52:00Z

    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
    News

    Rooney Anand joins board at Chiktopia

    2019-07-25T13:30:00Z

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

  • mcdonalds chips
    News

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

    2019-07-24T07:11:00Z

    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

    2019-07-18T07:44:00Z

    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
    Opinion

    Deliveroo exclusive: What’s in it for Pret?

    2019-07-16T07:40:00Z

    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

    2019-07-12T07:35:00Z

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

  • KFC
    News

    KFC to commit to new chicken welfare standards

    2019-07-12T07:32:00Z

    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

    2019-07-02T07:46:00Z

    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

    2019-06-27T07:54:00Z

    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
    News

    McDonald’s to reduce plastic packaging

    2019-06-21T07:51:00Z

    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 ...