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    Four-day weeks: Is four the magic number?


    With the political debate around a four-day week intensifying and an increasing number of employers adopting it, Jo Bruce talks to hospitality operators who have reduced their team members’ working hours on their experiences of a shorter working week.

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    We need to talk about lunch…


    Is the lunch occasion losing some of its specialness? With the average number of lunches eaten out on the decline, MCA’s market insight director Steve Gotham delves into some of the data to see what trends could be impacting the numbers.

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    A Southern state of mind


    Piper-backed Hickory’s may be about to open only its 10th site in as many years, but the American barbecue concept is looking to fire up its rate of openings. Georgi Gyton finds out more about the business’ success and why it thrives in areas where no one else wants to be.

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    An enterprising move or PR exercise?


    Plans announced last Friday by the Mayor of London to launch Night Time Enterprise Zones may be well meaning, but will they actually work? Andrew Don gauges the opinions of operators in the sector, featuring commentary from The Deltic Group, UKHospitality, Disco Bars Group and the Night Time Industries Association.

  • Lauren Shelley Sandzer

    Why chicken restaurants could rule the roost


    With a new wave of fried chicken shops opening in the UK in the past few years, Lauren Wellman, leasing agent at Shelley Sandzer, discusses the fundamentals that can make a focused on poultry a smart choice for emerging operators and whether there will be an operator who can steal KFC’s crown.

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    Analysts corner: M&B and Ei Group


    Berenberg shares its latest thoughts on the performance of M&B and Ei Group, and how it’s affected their ratings.

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    A match made in heaven?


    Love Island has returned to television screens with Uber Eats as its new headline sponsor – a deal worth a reported £5m. MCA’s Finn Scott-Delany looks at what Uber Eats hopes to get out of the big-ticket deal, and what it means for rivalry in the food delivery market.

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    Greek democracy


    The Athenian, the Greek street food concept, has just secured a prime unit in London Bridge for its eighth site. As part of MCA and Restaurant magazine’s Generation Next series, which celebrates the future stars of hospitality, Neo Christodoulou and Tim Vasilakis discuss bringing souvlaki to the UK.

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    Carbon ‘forkprint’ helps neutralise food emissions


    Restaurants in California kicked off the movement, but now a consultancy service for menus is looking to bring the UK on board. MCA’s sister title Food Spark investigates.

  • Carlo Feed It Back

    There’s more to online reputation than TripAdvisor


    While it may garner more headlines, TripAdvisor is not the biggest review platform out there. With Facebook quietly working to up its game, operators need to be having a wider discussion about reputation management, and how they can be actively influencing their online appeal, says Carlo Platia, chief executive at Feed It Back.

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    Allergen shake-up could be 'hammer blow' to operators


    If the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DeFRA) approves the FSA’s recommendations around allergens, it will be a hammer blow to the thousands of operators across the UK, writes Jon Shayler, chief operating officer at Erudus.

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    Taking back control


    Customers seeking to have more autonomy over what they consume when eating has been one of the defining trends of the past few years. MCA market insight director Steve Gotham analyses what data from the authoritative Menu & Food Trends Report can tell us about the impact of rising responsibility on the sector.

  • Coffee

    Counting the beans of our daily drug


    Prestige Purchasing founder and chairman, David Read sounds some warning bells over future coffee supply.

  • Late night city centre

    Late Night Levies: A sledgehammer to crack a nut


    The Late Night Levy (LNL) has been described as “death by a thousand cuts” and, for most operators, is yet another spool of red tape poised to hurt the night-time economy. Andrew Don reports.

  • Deliveroo rider

    Navigating the third-party delivery landscape


    Third-party delivery has grown exponentially to become a vital sales channel for many operators. In this article, AlixPartners’ Steve Braude assesses the current state of play on both sides of the Atlantic

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    A year of GDPR: The industry view


    Tomorrow [Saturday] will be the first anniversary of the General Data Protection Regulation’s (GDPR) implementation. MCA gauged the reaction of a variety of industry players.

  • Pizza Hut Express Stratford

    Removing friction from the ordering process


    Regina Borda, managing director at Pizza Hut Europe and UK, explains how the group analyses macro-trends to predict the future for many of the markets in which it operates.

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    Jamie’s crash ‘may be watershed moment for the industry’


    In January Shelley Sandzer’s Ted Schama posed the question of when the spate of CVAs in the sector would reach saturation point. With the collapse of Jamie’s Italian, he now argues that point has arrived. Here he sets out why this should be seen as a call to action for the sector to get operators and landlords working together.

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    The Caravan club


    Caravan has pioneered well-travelled all-day dining and speciality coffee in London, winning the admiration of its peers at MCA’s Retailers’ Retailer awards. After picking up the honour for evolution, Finn Scott-Delany met up with co-founders Laura Harper-Hinton, Chris Ammerman and Miles Kirby to hear how they stay relevant, innovative and grow with integrity.

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    Rohit Chugh on new concept Bambusa


    Rohit Chugh, former managing director of The Cinnamon Club and the founder of Roti Chai in Marylebone, has moved into the fast casual sector with the opening of his third London restaurant Bambusa. He speaks to BigHospitality’s James McAllister.