By M&C Report team2004-04-06T09:00:00+01:00
JD Wetherspoon (JDW) has earmarked 394 of its pubs for reopening on 12 April, but they are due to operate under reduced hours.
Investors have snapped up hospitality and leisure stocks following the announcement by Boris Johnson of his roadmap out of lockdown on Monday.
JD Wetherspoon chairman Tim Martin has called on the government to open pubs at the same time as non-essential shops reopen, stating that the industry is “on its knees”.
Brewhouse & Kitchen saw spend per head increase by £9, on average, following the introduction of its mobile order and pay app.
The Barkby Group is assessing the acquisition of leasehold pubs and anticipates further acquisition opportunities will arise as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic.
“I don’t foresee good quality managed houses becoming available any time in the near future,” Kris Gumbrell, chief executive, Brewhouse & Kitchen told listeners to MCA’s The Conversation.
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