All Prezzo articles – Page 6

  • Hubbox

    Straight outta Cornwall


    For a number of years, Hubbox, the US street food-inspired concept, was one of the West Country’s best-kept secrets but securing new investment and a high-profile chairman over the past 18 months means the business will need to win over new fans. Mark Wingett talks to founder Richard Boon

  • Giggling Squid food

    Morrison steps down from Giggling Squid


    Peter Morrison has stepped down as operations director at Giggling Squid, the BGF-backed Thai casual dining group

  • Tim Martin at the Pub Conference

    Martin: ‘It only takes one optimist to agree a daft rent’


    JD Wetherspoon’s outspoken founder and chairman Tim Martin shares his thoughts on ‘the insane rent review market’, and why it’s not necessary clear who’s to blame

  • News

    Turquoise Kitchen secures Loch Fyne site


    Turquoise Kitchen, the Turkish concept from the group behind The Real China, has add a further three sites to its estate

  • pricing analysis
    Analysis & Insight

    Greater use of psychological pricing expected


    The use of psychological pricing is expected to increase, as market conditions remain tough and operators try to tempt customers through their doors, according to new MCA research.

  • Andy Scott

    Are landlord-only CVAs prolonging the slow death of the high street?


    REL Capital chairman Andy Scott asks if the latest wave of CVAs is being used as a disingenuous attempt by high street brands to dodge their rent commitments

  • Chicago Rib Shack, Clapham

    Chicago Rib Shack opens sixth site


    Chicago Rib Shack has opened its sixth site after taking on the former Prezzo unit in Wandsworth’s Southside Shopping Centre.

  • Bill's exterior

    Berry swaps Prezzo for Bill’s


    Bill’s, the Richard Caring-backed restaurant chain, has appointed Colin Berry, formerly of Prezzo, as its new finance director, MCA has learnt.

  • UberEats

    UberEats acquires OrderTalk


    OrderTalk, the software provider to the restaurant sector chaired by Maurice Abboudi has been sold to UberEats for an undisclosed sum.

  • PizzaExpress at Welcome Break

    Casual dining veteran accentuates the positive


    As one of the pioneers of casual dining in the UK, PizzaExpress holds a unique position in the nation’s psyche. UK managing director Zoe Bowley talks to Mel Flaherty about keeping the brand relevant after more than half a century on the high street.

  • Prezzo
    Analysis & Insight

    Promotional activity up 75% in branded restaurants


    Promotional activity at branded restaurants has increased by 75% in the last five years, MCA research reveals. Meanwhile promotions in pub restaurants have increased by 39% during the same period, according to a comparative study of the top 25 eating out brands in Q2 2018, with the top 13 ...

  • Jon Hendry-Pickup

    Hendry Pickup to join Bourne Leisure


    Departing Prezzo chief executive Jon Hendry Pickup is to join Bourne Leisure this summer.

  • Mark Wingett
    Analysis & Insight

    Is everyone in position?


    The latest sector most powerful people list has unsurprisingly sparked debate on where people were positioned and who was included and left out. It has also put the spotlight on some of those roles that need filling across the sector, including at Drake & Morgan. At the same time, Wagamama has filled some roles of its own in its US operation, highlighting its determination to succeed Stateside, writes Mark Wingett.

  • Analysis & Insight

    Jones goes back to the coalface


    TPG Capital has returned to a trusted lieutenant, and one of the most impressive operators in the UK’s hospitality sector over the last 25 years, in a bid to move Prezzo forward. But why has Karen Jones decided this was the right time and opportunity to get back to the shop floor and how long will she need to be there, asks Mark Wingett

  • Karen Jones

    Karen Jones to head Prezzo as Hendry Pickup departs


    Karen Jones has been appointed executive chair of Prezzo while chief executive Jon Hendry-Pickup has decided to leave his role.

  • News

    Wagamama takes Gloucester Quays Chimichanga site


    Wagamama has taken on the closed Chimichanga site in Gloucester Quays, MCA understands.

  • MCA Journal April 2018

    April 2018

    The April 2018 digital edition of the MCA journal is now available, including Prezzo’s life after the CVA, insights into the Italian casual dining sector and interviews with Clive Schlee of Pret, Joe Grossman of Patty & Bun, Brandon Stephens and Richard Morris of Tortilla, Charlie Young and Brett Woonton of Vinoteca, as well as Matt Grech-Smith and Jeremy Simmonds of Swingers.

  • Table 1
    Analysis & Insight

    Talking Italian


    Pizza and pasta offers have been vital to the expansion of the casual-dining scene over the past few years. As a result, this segment is hugely competitive and standing out has become increasingly important. MCA’s Steve Gotham looks at data from the Eating Out Panel to assess how key players are performing

  • Morris Greenberg
    Analysis & Insight

    The restaurant revolution continues in Soho


    Parts of the eating out market may be struggling, but Soho remains a hotspot for innovation and a sought after location for restaurant sites, says Morris Greenberg, Group MD at leisure property consultant Cedar Dean

  • Analysis & Insight

    Gender pay gap reporting: A sector overview


    Gender pay gap reporting has been dominating the headlines this week. With the deadline now passed, what were the numbers reported by some of the biggest players in the eating and drinking out market? MCA takes a look