All Prezzo articles – Page 8

  • Five Guys kitchen
    Analysis & Insight

    Contemporary operators challenging top brands


    Five Guys is leading the pack of contemporary operators challenging the established casual dining brands, the latest MCA data has shown.

  • News

    Prezzo and Barclaycard to trial new payment technology


    Prezzo has teamed up with Barclaycard to trial new technology, which allows diners to simply walk out after eating their meal.

  • News

    Colliers call for business rates reform


    Colliers International has called for reform of business rates as restaurant and casual dining brands struggle with the “onerous” regime.

  • Alex Dumphy, Addleshaw Goddard
    Analysis & Insight

    What backers want to hear


    With high-profile cases of restructuring and site closures becoming more common across the eating-out sector, what does this mean for investment? Alex Dumphy, of law firm Addleshaw Goddard, examines what operators can do to ensure lenders remain on-side during turbulent times for the sector.

  • News

    Turquoise secures Prezzo sites


    Turquoise Kitchen, the Turkish concept from the group behind The Real China, is to double its estate after securing a pair of Prezzo sites.

  • News

    Hunter departs Prezzo


    Paul Hunter, operations director for the Chimichanga and MexiCo brands, has departed Prezzo, MCA understands.

  • Prezzo Beckenham
    Analysis & Insight

    Brandwatch: Prezzo


    Prezzo is the latest high-profile brand to show signs of strain in a challenging market. We look at MCA data to assess how it has been performing against the wider market

  • Prezzo

    Spotlight falls on Prezzo’s trading


    After the struggles faced by Jamie’s Italian and Byron, reports this morning suggest Prezzo could be the next casual dining chain to have to undergo a restructuring.

  • News

    Discounting predicted to remain at elevated levels


    The level of discounting in the eating and drinking-out sector hit epic proportions last year and shows no sign of abating as we head into 2018, according to industry experts.

  • News

    December lfls up 4.8% at Loungers


    Loungers recorded like-for-like sales up 4.8% for the four weeks to 31 December 2017

  • Analysis & Insight

    The great 'scam' of international franchising


    Overseas licensing is seen as a natural next step for brands who have established themselves in their home market. But operators should beware that the pavements of foreign markets are not necessarily paved with gold and great care should be taken in finding the right partner. In his latest column, Jasper Reid examines the issue.

  • News

    Farzi Café secures Haymarket site for UK debut


    Farzi Café, the modern Indian bistro concept from the India-based Massive Restaurants Pvt Ltd group, is to make its debut in the UK

  • Promotional Offers Branded Analysis
    Analysis & Insight

    Online promotions at 24 out of 25 top brands


    The latest MCA analysis has shown 24 out of top 25 branded restaurant chains have active online promotions, with upselling key.

  • News

    Operators should not ignore £1bn free-from market


    Foodservice operators should not ignore the growing gluten-free opportunity in the UK, delegates at MCA ’s Marketing Conference heard last week. Lucinda Bruce-Gardyne, chef and entrepreneur, Genius Foods, said the free-from category was currently worth £1bn in the UK, with 25% of the population buying into the gluten-free ...

  • News

    Tony Macaroni doubling up in Aberdeen


    Tony Macaroni, the Scotland-based Italian restaurant group, is opening a new site at Aberdeen’s Marischal Square development.

  • Morag Freathy

    Freathy steps down as Chimichanga MD


    Morag Freathy has stepped down as managing director of Prezzo’s Tex-Mex brand Chimichanga, after less than a year with the business

  • The Real Greek exterior

    The Real Greek heads West


    The Real Greek, the Fulham Shore-owned concept, is to open its first site in the South West, after securing a unit in Bristol

  • News

    Chain restaurants still failing to serve healthy children’s meals


    Children’s menus at some of the UK’s leading restaurant and pub chains are still dominated by super-sized calorific puddings and unlimited refills of unhealthy sugary drinks – undermining efforts to tackle the obesity crisis, according to a new report.

  • Prezzo

    ​FY revenues up 12.7% at Prezzo


    Prezzo, the TPG Capital-backed restaurant group, posted a 12.7% increase in revenue to £219.7m for the year to January 2017

  • Prezzo

    Prezzo expects six to 10 openings in next year


    Prezzo chief executive Jon Hendry-Pickup has told MCA that the group will be “extremely selective” with new sites for the near future.