Restaurant News

The Vurger Co

Generation Next: The Vurger Co

21 Nov 2018

The Vurger Co founders Rachel Hugh and Neil Potts discuss building a loyal following, proving the vegan doubters wrong, and navigating an unfamiliar industry.

Manchester House

Liverpool hotelier backs Byrne’s Manchester House takeover

21 Nov 2018

Aiden Byrne has confirmed that he is returning to lead Manchester House, which was put into administration by Living Ventures last month.

Wagamama restaurant

Leading TRG shareholder against Wagamama deal

20 Nov 2018

One of The Restaurant Group’s (TRG) biggest shareholders has come out in opposition to the company’s proposed £559m acquisition of Wagamama.

Tortilla exterior

Boost from delivery helps Tortilla LFLs rise 6% YTD

21 Nov 2018

Tortilla has seen like-for-like sales (lfls) increase by c6% across it estate in the year to date, and has plans to take further advantage of the trend for delivery, including its own dark kitchen concept, MCA has learnt.

Coal Bar and Grill

Management team steps down from Coal

21 Nov 2018

The interim managing director and finance director have both stepped down from Coal Grill & Bar, which was acquired earlier this year by Sunshine Capital, MCA understands.

The concept was founded by former food writer and barrister Nisha Katona.

Mowgli trialling brunch offering

21 Nov 2018

Mowgli is currently trialling its ‘If Indians did Full English’ brunch offering.

Tao

TAO Group eyes London opening

21 Nov 2018

TAO Group, US-based hospitality group, is understood to be in talks to open its first site in the UK, in London, MCA has learnt.

Wimpy exterior

Wimpy could open corporate stores to achieve expansion goals

20 Nov 2018

Wimpy general manager Chris Woolfenden has told MCA the brand could open corporate sites in its bid to expand.

Toby Carvery logo

Toby Carvery launches online takeaway service

20 Nov 2018

Toby Carvery has launched a ‘click and collect’ service, across its estate, called Toby Takeaway.

Four Hundred Rabbits

Four Hundred Rabbits secures third site

19 Nov 2018

Craft beer and pizza concept Four Hundred Rabbits has secured its third site, in West Norwood.

Richoux, Knightsbridge

Richoux to sell three sites

19 Nov 2018

Richoux has found buyers for its eponymous restaurant in Piccadilly, along with its Friendly Phil’s Braintree and Richoux Gloucester Road restaurants.

Burger King Garden Grill

Eagle Eye expands into QSR with Burger King contract

16 Nov 2018

Eagle Eye, the digital loyalty company, has signed a three-year deal with the Bridgepoint-backed Burger King UK – its first quick service restaurant (QSR) customer.

Bon Pan Asian

Bon Pan team secures debut Naked Noodle site

16 Nov 2018

The team behind Bon Pan Asian, which currently operates two large buffet restaurants at Intu Potteries in Stoke and at Clayton Square Liverpool, is about to open the first of a new restaurant format which will be called Naked Noodle in Liverpool city centre.

French food-to-go concept Cojean launched in London late last year

Cojean builds pipeline

16 Nov 2018

Cojean, the Parisian healthy fast food concept, has launched its third site in London, with another two due to open early in 2019.

Pizza Hut Leeds

Pizza Hut Restaurants launches first home delivery offer

14 Nov 2018

Pizza Hut Restaurants has started offering home delivery for the first time, MCA understands.

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