All Pho articles – Page 3

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    Honest to open in Brighton


    Honest Burgers, the Active Partners-backed chain, has further strengthened its 2019 pipeline, after securing a site in Brighton, MCA has learnt. The 30-strong group has secured the site in the city’s South Lanes, which is currently occupied by the Pascere restaurant. The owners of Pascere announced earlier this ...

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    Pheby launches first of three virtual brands


    Pheby Foods Concepts has launched the first of three new virtual brands, which will be rolled out to 20 Wok & Go sites over the next year, MCA has learnt.

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    Pho lfls up 5.5%


    Pho, the Vietnamese restaurant group led by Stephen and Juliette Wall, saw like-for-like sales increase 5.5% in the eight months to the end of October 2018, on the back of a year when it broke through the £30m-turnover mark, MCA understands. The 27-strong company, which is backed by Livingbridge, ...

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    Analysis & Insight

    How Vietnamese chain HOP is innovating for the grab-and-go market


    MCA’s sister-title Food Spark talks to founder Paul Hopper about moving into an evening offering, changing the breakfast menu and his ambition expansion plans.

  • Graeme Smith AlixPartners

    Finding the perfect PE bedfellow


    Seeking a partnership with private equity can be a daunting and complex challenge for operators. There are a number of variables to consider before choosing the right partner, according to AlixPartners’ Graeme Smith. Includes the experiences of operators and investors, including Flat iron’s Jo Fleet and Daniel Smith of Livingbridge

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    Deliveroo reworks allergy info on menus


    Deliveroo is overhauling the way its platform displays allergen information on menus in an effort to increase transparency for consumers and encourage restaurants to follow suit and take action.

  • Jollibee

    Jollibee eyes Manchester, Liverpool and Birmingham next


    Jollibee, the Filipino fast food chain, will launch sites in Manchester, Liverpool and Birmingham following its UK debut in Earl’s Court last week.

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    Honest Burgers reports FY EBITDA increase


    Honest Burgers, the Active Partners-backed chain, has reported a rise in both restaurant EBITDA and Group EBITDA in the year ended January 2018, driven by the opening of seven new restaurants, including the first out of London locations in Reading and Cambridge

  • Jollibee

    Jollibee eyes 25 UK restaurants


    Jollibee Foods, the Philippines’ fast-food group which is opening its debut site in Earl’s Court, has said it plans to open 25 restaurants in the UK within five years

  • Blazing Bird
    Analysis & Insight

    The virtual world becomes reality


    Virtual restaurants might sound like a computergenerated fabrication – but the food they delivery is very much a physical reality, and it’s growing. As the major delivery companies start to push into restaurant brands, Finn Scott-Delany examines the lie of the land.

  • News

    Honest Burgers secures Marylebone site


    Honest Burgers, the Active Partners-backed business, is to further strengthen its presence in central London, with an opening in Marylebone.

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    Deliveroo to have 400 virtual brands by end of month


    Deliveroo is set to reach 400 virtual restaurants by the end of September, MCA understands.

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    Pho parts company with MD Smith


    Pho, the Vietnamese restaurant group, has parted company with its managing director Mark Smith. Smith, who joined the company as finance director in 2015, has now departed the business and Stephen Wall, co-founder, has assumed the role of chief executive.

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    Busaba launches Katsu Kitchen delivery brand


    Busaba Eathai, the Thai restaurant group, has launched a Japanese-inspired virtual brand, Katsu Kitchen, via Deliveroo.

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    Honest Burgers set for Liverpool


    Honest Burgers, the Active Partners-backed business, has further strengthened its 2019 opening pipeline, after lining up an opening in Liverpool.

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    Pho partners with Feed it Back


    Vietnamese restaurant chain Pho has partnered with customer feedback specialists Feed it Back, in order to gather insight on the customer experience as it looks to expand the business.

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    Pho takes on Polpo site


    Pho, the Vietnamese restaurant group, has taken on the former Polpo site in Exeter, for an opening later this year, MCA understands.

  • Robin Rowand, YO! Sushi CEO

    Thai breaker


    TriSpan’s acquisition of a significant stake in Rosa’s Thai Café should provide a timely boost to a market buffeted by the headwinds currently blowing through it. Mark Wingett discusses how this deal also welcomes a new investment player into the mix - one determined to make its own mark on the sector.

  • Friska

    Friska secures third Manchester site; continues to eye London


    Bristol-based Friska has secured its third site in Manchester as it looks to focus new openings in the north-west city this year, but is still eyeing London for future opportunities.

  • Giraffe Stansted

    Giraffe launches V2.0 format in Bristol


    Giraffe, the Boparan Restaurant Group concept, has launched a “version 2.0” format at its Bristol site, with a new menu and service style, MCA understands.