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    Wahaca’s journey to Nando’s stablemate


    The acquisition of Wahaca by the owners of Nando’s gives a much-needed injection of equity to a brand that has experienced more than its fair share of turmoil over its 13 years.

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    Analysis & Insight

    Brandwatch: Nando’s


    Does anyone remember a time before Nando’s? Arriving on the UK fast-casual scene in 1992, the chicken chain has expanded from a single site in Ealing to nothing short of a national institution. Today, with well over 400 restaurants across the country, you can’t walk five miles without spotting Barcelos cockerel, and the brand is so rooted in youth culture that a British celebrity without a Nando’s black card is barely a celebrity at all. Just over 30 years since the business was founded in Johannesburg in 1987, consumers can now source their peri-peri fix in 35 countries across five different continents. Home to a large proportion of its over 1,200 outlets, the UK branch comprises one of the brand’s largest markets, and it doesn’t look like that’s about to change anytime soon.

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    Nando’s to roll out delivery nationwide in exclusive Deliveroo partnership


    Nando’s has entered into an exclusive partnership with Deliveroo, which will see 360 of its restaurants join the delivery platform.

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    ​BrewDog confirms Plymouth bar


    BrewDog has confirmed it will be opening a 4,000 sq ft bar at The Barcode, the new leisure and entertainment development, located next to Drake Circus in Plymouth city centre.

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    Eat Out to Help Out a billion pound bonanza


    Eat Out to Help Out has worked better than expected. With four days left of the scheme, 64 million meals have been ‘sold’ with 84,000 restaurants taking part, many of whom are yet to claim their money back meaning the final number of discounted meals will be far higher. Particularly as the scheme has become more popular as the weeks have gone on. Week one hit 10 million meals, in week two the total tripled to over 30 million. So it’s on a trajectory to hit, or even exceed, 100 million meals. If all of those claim back the maximum £10, Rishi could be looking at settling up a billion-pound bill, a bit like when you order lots of sides in Wagamama.

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    Industry reports ‘fantastic’ first week of Eat Out to Help Out


    Operators across the industry have reported a significant uplift in bookings and sales during week one of the government’s Eat Out to Help Out scheme.

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    Over 72,000 businesses sign up to Eat Out to Help Out scheme


    More than 72,000 businesses have signed up to the government’s Eat Out to Help Out scheme, which launches today.

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    Nando’s boosts welfare standards and aims for zero carbon emissions


    Nando’s is making sweeping changes to improve the welfare of its chickens as well as the overall sustainability of its business. Nando’s already used fresh Red Tractor assured chickens and will continue to do so, but has now signed up to the Better Chicken Commitment, which means implementing higher standards of welfare in its supply chain by 2026, including not using chickens reared in cages or multi-tiered systems.

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    Hospitality Leaders Poll: Operators vote against passing on price cuts


    Anyone calling for restaurants to pass the VAT cut onto customers is likely to be disappointed, according to the latest weekly Hospitality Leaders Poll by MCA/HIM. Despite big brands like Starbucks, Nando’s, KFC Pret and JD Wetherspoon saying they would be cutting prices, of the 265 respondents to the weekly poll, all of whom are board level positions or founders of restaurants, pubs and food to go operations, 85% said they would not be passing on the cut.

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    Operators lower prices after VAT cut


    Starbucks, Nando’s, KFCm Pret and JD Wetherspoon have joined McDonald’s in saying they will pass some or all of the VAT cut to customers.

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    Sector sees first week of dine-in reopenings


    KFC, Pizza Hut, Nando’s and Costa are among the latest operators to reopen some sites for eat-in this week. Whilst in pubs and bars, Brewhouse & Kitchen, Inception Group and The New World Trading Company all announced reopening plans.

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    Sector sees next wave of reopenings


    McDonald’s, Greggs and Pret have all announced substantial reopenings this week as they continue to pursue a phased recovery of their large-scale estates. In casual dining, Nando’s, Pizza Express, Tonkotso and Thaikun have opened further sites.

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    Nando’s reopens a further 40 sites


    Nando’s has announced it will reopen a further 40 sites for delivery and collection this week, taking its total open estate to 94.

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    Sector sees another week of reopenings


    MCA rounds up the latest reopenings in the hospitality sector. 

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    Nando’s to trial public delivery


    Nando’s has announced it will offer delivery from its seven open stores on a trial basis, with the possibility of opening more sites when it is safe to do so. 

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    Nando’s reopens seven sites for NHS initiative


    Nando’s has reopened seven restaurants to provide meals to NHS key workers and charities in major cities.

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    Editor’s Opinion: Hang tight and plan your return


    The coronavirus continues to wreak havoc. It’s claimed hundreds of thousands of lives around the world and numbers continue to rise. As dreadful as that is, the long term socio-economic impact is more disturbing. The virus has created a level of disruption to health, society, and the economy that’s never happened before, outside of wartime. And while there is plenty of speculation on how life in general may get back to normal post-lockdown, with vaguely optimistic or pessimistic dates floating around, there is no clarity on how or when this might end.

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    Timeline: How the coronavirus crisis unfolded


    Here are just some of the twists and turns over the last few weeks. If you want to read all the MCA coverage of the coronavirus crisis click here.

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    Analysis & Insight

    One in three will eat out less post-lockdown


    Almost a third of consumers have said they will eat out less frequently than they did pre-coronavirus when the lockdown period ends, new research by CGA has revealed.

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    Why are big brands abandoning takeaway and delivery?


    Takeaway and delivery last week emerged as a possible silver lining to the biblical storm clouds posing an existential threat to the restaurant and bar industry.