All articles by Mel Flaherty – Page 2

  • Cabana

    Conduit of creativity


    Restaurateur Jamie Barber underlines the importance of innovation in the industry and tells M&C Report of his plans for the Cabana and Hush restaurant brands

  • Aubaine

    Day parts? What day parts?


    Aubaine founder Hani Nakkach tells Mel Flaherty why his flexible, French restaurant format is a hit with ‘new-school’ diners

  • Jillian MacLean

    Jillian MacLean’s corker of a year


    When the managing director of Drake & Morgan eventually finds the time to draw breath, she’ll find that 2013 will be hard to beat. Mel Flaherty talks to Jillian MacLean

  • La Tasca exterior

    Plenty of gain with Spain


    Simon Wilkinson, chief executive of La Tasca, on Spanish food’s rising popularity in the UK, the importance of strong relationships, and why we need to big up the hospitality industry, plus what the future holds for the chain

  • Pho exterior

    Wall to Wall


    M&C Report talks to husband and wife team Stephen and Juliette Wall about their Vietnamese fast casual dining chain Pho. They tell M&C Report about getting the concept off the ground and their future plans

  • Opinion

    The method man


    Chief executive Mike Tye is committed to putting a great guest experience at the heart of Spirit’s culture.

  • Opinion

    New brands served with relish


    The upmarket burger restaurant segment is going through a fresh ‘second wave’ of activity, but how will it compare to the first, asks Mel Flaherty.The downturn-defying number of new restaurant openings has been reported with wonder by the press, but even more eye-widening is the proportion of these dedicated to ...

  • Opinion

    A win-win partnership?


    Further relaxation of gambling laws could make casinos an even…

  • Opinion

    Britain’s definitely got talent


    British restaurant concepts are gaining ground, and it’s nothing to do with the queen or the Olympics, says Mel Flaherty.Even those without the slightest interest in the monarchy and who think the Olympics are a very expensive inconvenience will just have to get used to the fact that Britain and ...