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    Getting a taste for New Product Development


    Regardless of their industry, innovation is widely recognised as the lifeblood of organisations. If we focus on new product development (NPD), then MCA’s Menu Tracker analysis for Spring/Summer 2019 shows that it is getting ever more prevalent. Looking at over 8,000 dishes across over 110 operators in the London region, over 600 were flagged as ‘new’ on menus. This equates to 8%, significantly higher than the 4% and 6% seen in previous years.

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    Gino D’Acampo to open My Restaurant in Birmingham


    Gino D’Acampo will open a new 165 cover restaurant in Birmingham on 31 October. It will be situated on Temple Row next to The Ivy San Carlo and will also feature a cocktail bar, deli bar and private dining. The opening is the first of a ...

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    The winds of change


    Sector analyst Simon French looks at the key trends affecting the eating and drinking-out sector in 2018, including the increasing importance of convenience and effective use of technology. He also discusses the differing approaches of some of the industry’s most notable investors, and why argues that now is not the time for operators to ease up on innovation.

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    IRC to ramp up loyalty play


    Individual Restaurant Company is to ramp up its loyalty programme after signing a new partnership with Bink, the financial technology start-up

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    ​IRC in NEXT JV with Gino D’Acampo


    Individual Restaurants has signed a deal with TV Chef Gino D’Acampo and Next to open in the fashion retailer’s stores

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    IRC to bring Gino D’Acampo concept to Camden


    Individual Restaurant Company is to continue the roll out of its Gino D’Acampo My Restaurant concept with an opening in Camden

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    IRC lines up Harrogate for Gino opening


    IRC is to continue the roll out of its Gino D’Acampo My Restaurant concept, with an opening in Harrogate

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    IRC appoints new FD


    Individual Restaurant Company (IRC) has appointed Peter McCulloch as its new finance director

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    TGI and Byron sign up to Qkr payment app


    TGI Fridays and Byron are the latest restaurant brands to introduce smartphone payment technology after signing up with Qkr! with Masterpass.

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    ​FY lfls up 5% at IRC


    Individual Restaurant Company has reported a 5% increase in like-for-like sales for the year to the end of March 2016

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    Analysis & Insight

    Only 18% of top brands vary prices across country


    There are significant opportunities for the sector to use regional price differentiation as a way of offsetting rising costs, research by MCA has shown.

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    Analysis & Insight

    Individual pursuits


    Keeping itself to itself has not harmed Individual Restaurant Company, the operator of the Piccolino and Restaurant Bar & Grill brands. In fact, managing director Vernon Lord tells Mark Wingett that looking inwards is helping produce record results

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    IRC plans SSP/My Pasta Bar link up


    Individual Restaurant Company plans to open more sites under the fast-casual concept My Pasta Bar in conjunction with SSP

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    Fogg steps down from Hix Restaurants


    Seb Fogg has stepped down as operations director at the Mark Hix-led Hix Restaurants, after the group’s restructure

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    IRC re-launches Manchester Piccolino as Caffé Grande


    Individual Restaurants is to re-launch its flagship Manchester Piccolino’s next week following a £1.3m refurb – its fourth opening of the past six months.

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    IRC eyes My Pasta Bar expansion


    Individual Restaurant Company (IRC) plans to roll out its My Pasta Bar concept

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    IRC reports “best ever year”, refinances


    Individual Restaurant Company, the 33-strong operator of the Piccolino and Restaurant Bar and Grill brands, is set to report turnover of c£65m in the year to 31 March 2016 (2015: £59.4m)

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    IRC invests £1.3m on flagship site


    Individual Restaurant Company (IRC) is to invest £1.3m on a major refit of its flagship Piccolino site in Manchester

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    Individual eyes Gino rollout


    Individual Restaurant Company is planning further openings this year with high profile chef Gino D’Acampo

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    IRC takes stake in My Pasta Bar


    Individual Restaurant Company (IRC) has taken a stake in My Pasta Bar, the fast-casual concept from Gino D’Acampo