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  • No1 Lounges
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    Upton made CEO of No 1 Lounges

    2019-11-06T08:32:00Z

    Former Leon managing director John Upton has been appointed permanent CEO at No 1 Lounges, MCA understands.

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    Tough times as spending shifts to the weekend

    2019-11-06T08:28:00Z

    I was struck by a couple of recent comments from Mark Derry, the chief executive and chairman of Brasserie Bar Co., when he said that while spend was holding up, the business had noticed a definite shift in visits towards the weekend, as the early week visits are the first to go when times are tough. This prompted me to have a look at MCA’s Eating Out Panel (EOP) data on daily spending behaviour trends and see what insights were apparent.

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    Yo! opens first ‘To Go’ format in Manchester

    2019-11-05T15:51:00Z

    Yo! has opened its first ‘Yo! To Go’ concept at Piccadilly Station in Manchester. Like the recently opened Yo! Kitchen, the new fascia dispenses with the kaiten belt and introduces interactive touchscreens for customers to order food. The menu is designed for takeaway and will ...

  • Creams
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    Creams reveals jump in sales and profits

    2019-11-05T08:37:00Z

    Creams has released its results for the year to 31st March 2019 as well as a trading update covering the first half of the Group’s FY20 financial year. It said sales were up 37% to £40.1m and pre-tax profits increased 76% to £1.6m. It also opened 21 cafes during the year and served 4.5m customers. It now has 89 cafes in total after three other openings to date this year. And delivery sales through Deliveroo, Just Eat and Uber Eats now represent 14% of sales.

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    Steve Easterbrook and transformative times

    2019-11-05T08:12:00Z

    I’ve written a lot about McDonald’s recently, but I didn’t anticipate the next article to be about Steve Easterbrook getting fired. Yet here we are. It doesn’t seem a fitting departure for a man who achieved so much at the Golden Arches, and the contentious reason for his exit ...

  • Slim Chickens
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    Slim Chickens to open sixth site in Bristol

    2019-11-05T08:01:00Z

    Boparan Restaurant Group will open its sixth Slim Chickens site at Bristol’s Cabot Circus later this month. It comes two years after the brand launched in London and more restaurants are planned in key cities in 2020. “We are really excited to be opening our new restaurant in Bristol, Cabot Circus,” said CFO Tom Crowley. “We have had a fantastic response to our brand and our chicken in the locations we have opened so far and we hope to create more “Slimthusiasts” with the amazing people of Bristol with our new restaurant.”

  • Apprenticeships in hospitality
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    Calls for NICs to be scrapped

    2019-11-05T07:51:00Z

    UKHospitality has suggested scrapping employer National Insurance Contributions (NICs), on the first £12k of earnings, as it fears jobs will be lost otherwise.

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    Honest Burgers lines up St Paul’s site

    2019-11-05T07:51:00Z

    Honest Burgers has lined up an opening in Paternoster Square, on the former site of Ernest Jones, MCA understands.

  • Warrens GF pastries
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    Warrens Bakery to open at Gatwick with SSP

    2019-11-05T07:51:00Z

    Warrens Bakery is to open a second airport site, this time at Gatwick Airport as part of a new partnership with SSP.

  • Gather and Gather
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    ​Armstrong joins Gather & Gather

    2019-11-05T07:51:00Z

    Former Patisserie Holdings director of operations Julie Armstrong has joined contract catering company Gather & Gather as head of operations, MCA understands.

  • Electric Shuffle
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    Flight Club founders announces parent company Red Engine

    2019-11-05T07:51:00Z

    Flight Club founders Steve Moore and Paul Barham have announced the launch of parent company Red Engine which will oversee the darts concept and forthcoming second brand Electric Shuffle.

  • Seaburn Inn
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    Inn Collection confirms £6m Sunderland pub with rooms

    2019-11-05T07:51:00Z

    The Inn Collection Group has confirmed its next site, a 40-bedroom pub on Sunderland seafront.

  • Bababoom
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    Bababoom launches fundraise for 20-strong rollout plan

    2019-11-05T07:51:00Z

    Kebab restaurant concept Bababoom is launching a fundraising drive to support its target of reaching 20 sites by 2024, MCA can reveal.

  • Cecconis
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    Soho House UK reveals £18m losses

    2019-11-05T07:51:00Z

    Soho House UK, the Richard Caring-backed business, made a loss of £18.1m in 2018, new accounts show.

  • Mcds
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    How McDark represents the future and the past for McDonald’s

    2019-11-04T08:38:00Z

    In the least surprising news since it emerged that too much fast food makes you fat, McDonald’s has opened its first dark kitchen. Expect KFC to do the same, soon.

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    Creams tests the water on savoury options

    2019-11-04T08:38:00Z

    Dessert chain Creams has made the move into savoury options for the first time, with a trial menu launched at a selection of its sites.

  • Richard Caring
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    Caring sells £200m stake to former PM of Qatar

    2019-11-04T08:38:00Z

    Richard Caring has sold a 25% share of his business empire Caprice Holdings, which includes The Ivy, private members’ club Annabel’s and restaurant Sexy Fish, to the former prime minister of Qatar, Hamad bin Jassim bin Jaber Al Thani, for £200m.

  • McDonald’s
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    Shake-up at McDonald’s after Easterbrook fired

    2019-11-04T08:37:00Z

    Steve Easterbrook has been fired from his role as chief executive and president of McDonald’s Corporation after admitting he had a consensual relationship with a colleague – a violation of company policy.

  • Ralph Findlay
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    Marston’s confirms deal with Admiral on pub disposals

    2019-11-04T08:37:00Z

    Marston’s has announced that it has reached an agreement for the disposal of 137 of its pubs to Admiral Taverns, for £44.9m.

  • Bella Italia
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    Walker joins CDG as CFO

    2019-11-01T13:53:00Z

    Casual Dining Group has appointed Adrian Walker as its new CFO, taking over from Giles David who will leave the business in December. Walker joins CDG after four years at Pizza Hut, where he worked as CFO and more recently as a non-executive director. “We look forward to ...