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Brewhouse and Kitchen

Brew ideas on an old theme

18 Aug 2017

After falling out of fashion for more than 20 years, the brewpub is back with a vengeance, and Brewhouse & Kitchen has been at the forefront of its revival. James Wallin meets co-founder Simon Bunn to discuss its evolution

Tak Tokumine

Ramen retailer all souped up

17 Aug 2017 | By Joe Lutrario

Tak Tokumine sold a 40% stake in his Shoryu ramen business earlier this year and now plans to transform his Japan Centre brand into the Japanese equivalent of Eataly. Joe Lutrario reports

Deltic Group's Pryzm brand

Deltic Revs up to overtake Stonegate takeover

16 Aug 2017

Why did Deltic go public with its rebuffed bid to merge with Revolution Bars Group, where does it leave Stonegate and what does it mean for the sector? MCA deputy editor James Wallin discusses.

Peter Marks

Marks’ theory on Revolution

15 Aug 2017

Deltic Group chief executive Peter Marks talks to MCA about the group’s proposal to merge with Revolution Bars Group to create a 125-strong “powerhouse” late-night operator.

Martello Hall

Founders Forum Focus: Albion & East

11 Aug 2017

Albion & East was set up with a simple, yet ambitious goal – to create London’s best bar. As the Imbiba-backed group prepares to open its second site, James Wallin meets managing director Sarah Weir to discuss progress so far.

Using timing and luck to your advantage

10 Aug 2017

At leading executive recruitment agency, the Savannah Group’s latest quarterly Hospitality, Travel & Leisure Boardroom Lunch, partner Tim Clouting discussed with sector chairman and chief executives how to use timing and luck to your advantage, how do you become better at it and how do you bring them more firmly under your control

Marjit's Kitchen at Trinity Leeds

In the grand scheme of things

09 Aug 2017

Leisure and F&B are no longer a ‘nice to have’ way to offer experience in shopping schemes to counter online shopping. Instead, they are seen by developers and landlords as future-proofing, and an essential component to remain competitive. But getting that right mix of operator is becoming harder and harder

Sub Cult

Sub Cult moves off the bench

04 Aug 2017

After three years in street food, Sub Cult is taking the plunge with a semi-permanent site. In the latest of our Founders Forum series, Finn Scott-Delany hears how the sub slingers want to reinvent the humble sandwich for a British audience more used to soggy white triangles for their lunch


In the mixer

01 Aug 2017 | By Mark Wingett

When Revolution Bar Group’s shares plummeted nearly 40% back in May it felt very much like a case of when, rather than if, Stonegate Pub Company would make its move for the Mark McQuater-led bar chain. With that steep decline in share price in mind, Stonegate’s 200p a share offer looks likely to lead to a positive outcome for all involved

McDonald's digital kiosks

Welcome to the cheap eats

24 Jul 2017

Low-ticket launches have remained remarkably resilient in an increasingly volatile eating-out market. Gareth Nash analyses the data to see which brands are doing it right

Carluccio's new generation store

Dealing with tricky transitions

17 Jul 2017 | By Dominic Walsh

Taking over the reins from a long-standing company chief is always a challenge for the incoming executive. Dominic Walsh compares what happened at YO! Sushi with the situation at Carluccio’s

Admiral Taverns

Inside Track: Admiral intentions

13 Jul 2017

Do the bids for Admiral Taverns show that after years in the shadows of managed pubs and casual dining, that tenanted pubs are now back at the centre of M&A activity? MCA deputy editor James Wallin looks at why the segment is so attractive for investors at the moment, what a bid for Admiral could mean for the wider sector and who could be next.

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​Five minutes with… Charlie Carroll, Flat Iron

06 Jan 2017

This week, MCA takes five minutes with Flat Iron founder Charlie Carroll

Five minutes with….. Tim Martin, JDW

28 Oct 2016

This week, MCA takes five minutes with JD Wetherspoon founder and chairman, Tim Martin

James Robson, founder of Mews of Mayfair

Five minutes with James Robson, founder of Mews of Mayfair

21 Oct 2016

What’s your main business priority over the next 12 months?

Five minutes with…. Clive Watson, City Pub Co

07 Oct 2016

This week, MCA spends five minutes with City Pub Co chairman Clive Watson to discuss Brexit, IPOs, why doing the simple things well can lead to the best experience and why he admires Drake & Morgan and John Lewis.

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Greene King appoints Pub Company FD

16 Aug 2017

Hemant Patel has joined Greene King as finance director for the group’s Pub Company division.

Colliers appoints new leisure director

16 Aug 2017

Colliers International has appointed Philip Macauley as a director in its Leisure Valuations team in London.


BrewDog COO steps down

15 Aug 2017

BrewDog chief operating officer, Luis Garrido, has left the group.

Star launches staff engagement workshops

15 Aug 2017

Star Pubs & Bars’ licensees are being offered a free one-day workshop on tackling staff shortages and improving employee engagement.

Robin Rowand, YO! Sushi CEO

YO! appoints new FD

14 Aug 2017

YO! Sushi has announced that finance director Andrew Campbell is to leave the business after four years in the role.

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