All Pizza Hut UK articles – Page 6

  • Delivery
    Analysis & Insight

    Delivery a ‘disruptive and cannibalising force’


    More than a quarter of consumers (27%) say ordering home delivery makes them less likely to eat out in a restaurant – rising to 32% for 18-34 year olds, the latest MCA research reveals.

  • Wagamama
    Analysis & Insight

    That was the year that was in M&A


    This year has been far from the barren 12 months many predicted for sector M&A activity. Strong businesses with good management teams have continued to generate significant interest, especially in the drinks-led sector. AlixPartners’ Graeme Smith reflects on the major deals and themes that emerged.

  • Beef burgers
    Analysis & Insight

    Study claims restaurant and pub dishes unhealthier than fast food


    A study by the British Medical Journal has suggested food served in pub and restaurant chains is unhealthier than that of fast-food chains.

  • Domino’s
    Analysis & Insight

    Top 100 casual dining brands boost delivery offer


    The top 100 casual dining brands increased their delivery availability, from 61% in 2017 to 66% in 2018, driven by fast food outlets and branded restaurants, MCA analysis reveals. 

  • Wasabi interior

    Capdesia amongst Wasabi bidders


    London-based private equity firm Capdesia, which was founded last year by Christopher Unrath and Niels Lorijn, formerly of US private debt firm CapitalSpring, is one of the remaining bidders to acquire a stake in Wasabi, the sushi and bento chain.

  • Wasabi interior

    PE firms circle Wasabi


    A handful of private equity firms are in the running to acquire a stake in Wasabi, the sushi and bento chain.

  • Pizza Hut Leeds

    Pizza Hut Restaurants launches first home delivery offer


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

  • Lisa Paton

    Paton swaps Pizza Hut for BrewDog


    Lisa Paton, formerly market growth director at Pizza Hut UK & Europe, has joined BrewDog as its retail director, Europe, MCA understands.

  • News

    Birts steps down from Pizza Hut Restaurants


    Henry Birts has stepped down as deputy managing director/chief operating officer of Pizza Hut Restaurants, after eight years with the c260-strong company.

  • Byron

    Andrews steps down as Byron IT director


    Sarah Andrews, formerly of Tesco and Whitbread, has stepped down as IT director of better burger brand Byron.

  • Analysis & Insight

    In other news


    Whilst last week’s news was dominated by the fast-moving story at Patisserie Holdings, the last month has shone a light on a number of other companies in the sector, which are faced with their own issues and questions about their future. Mark Wingett gives his thoughts on the Coaching Inn Group; TGI Fridays; Five Guys; The Restaurant Group (TRG); and Gordon Ramsay.

  • News

    Denny’s to open second UK site


    Denny’s is to open its second UK site in Renfrew, just outside Glasgow.

  • Budget 2018

    Industry coalition calls on Chancellor for action


    UKHospitality and a coalition of hospitality businesses have written to Chancellor Philip Hammond to call for targeted support in this month’s Budget that will protect the economic contribution made by the sector.

  • Opinion

    Translating digital dreams into operational reality


    Much of the innovation at the top end of the sector in recent years has been focussed on or driven by technology, but large swathes of the industry still remain relatively untouched by this digital revolution. Simon Stenning assesses the areas in which technology can have a tangible impact for operators, including the rapid development of electric cars.

  • News

    Foodcos sign up to waste roadmap


    Nearly 100 major food companies have signed up to a grand plan to publish food waste figures.

  • Market Town Taverns

    Middlemass steps down as Market Town Taverns MD


    Louise Middlemass has stepped down as managing director of Market Town Taverns (MTT), the Heron and Brearley-owned pub operator.

  • MCA journal September 2018

    September 2018


    In the September edition, we talk to the key players in the delivery market as well as operators about the rise of virtual restaurants. We also bring you a rare interview with serial sector entrepreneur Richard Caring who talks about his plans for the Ivy Collection and Bill’s as well as his concerns about the pressures facing the sector. This edition also features in-depth discussions with YO! Sushi’s Richard Hodgson, as well as Pizza Hut’s Jens Hofma.

  • Greene King logo

    Shurvinton to replace Forrest at GK


    Greene King has appointed former Pizza Hut chief operating officer, Wayne Shurvinton, as managing director for its Pub Partners tenanted and leased division.

  • Opinion

    Pizza Hut seeks marginal gains in a heated market


    While the restaurant sector was seeing an explosion of growth, Pizza Hut Restaurants remained focused on consolidating and investing in its estate. Chief executive Jens Hofma, who led the management buyout of the business this year, talks to James Wallin about a return to growth, his concerns about the sector’s obsession with like-for-like sales growth over protecting margins and his frustration that responsible operators have been penalised in the CVA era.

  • Cote exterior

    Inside track: I’ll get my Cote


    A buried paragraph at the end of a story on GBK facing a CVA, suggested that Cote was exploring a possible merger and had held early talks about a tie-up with a listed company. Mark Wingett looks at what listed company would be a good fit for the French restaurant chain. He also explores what went wrong at GBK and why Gaucho’s new owners have swapped Meakin for Martin (Williams)