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  • Tim Hortons

    Tim Hortons lines up four more openings for 2019


    Tim Hortons has four new restaurant openings lined up between now and Christmas which will see the Canadian fast food brand hit 25 sites, MCA can reveal.

  • Nisha Katona

    Nisha Katona: ‘What is trending is affordability’


    The founder of Mowgli chats with Food Spark’s Sarah Sharples about Yogurt Chat Bombs, the four pillars of her business and what’s emerging in the UK’s regional food scene.

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    Thinking outside the lunch box


    Lunch visits are falling in frequency, but are there ways restaurants can work around, or with, this change in customer habits? Tony Naylor puts his thoughts on paper for MCA’s sister title Restaurant.

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    Analysis & Insight

    Brandwatch: TGI Friday’s


    It’s not immune to the struggles in the casual dining market but TGI Friday’s has ploughed on with a steady programme of openings. So what is the the journey of the brand in the UK, how it is performing against the wider market and what does it have planned for the future?

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    Coqfighter: chicken for grown-ups


    In the early days of Coqfighter, a senior industry peer predicted that soon enough, they would be forced to ditch the vodka from their chicken batter due to mounting costs. The addition was inspired by Heston Blumenthal, with Coqfighter’s executive chef and ‘mad scientist’ Troy Sawyer using it to make the batter lighter and more crispy.

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    Call for clearer allergen labelling after Byron burger death


    There have been calls for all restaurant menus to feature a “red A” next to dishes that contain allergens, following the death of a teenager who died after eating a burger he was unaware had been coated in buttermilk.

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    Drink-led pubs see spike in lfls after mini heatwave


    Wet-led pubs achieved a 4.1% increase in like-for-like sales (lfls) during August as the mini heatwave brought out drinkers, according to the latest Coffer Peach Business Tracker.

  • Andywaugh

    Profile: Wild things


    Mac & Wild’s co-founder Calum Mackinnon talks to Jo Bruce about plans for a new experiential brand, US expansion and capitalising on its retail arm.

  • Slim Chickens

    Slim Chickens trading well above expectations


    American fast-casual brand Slim Chickens has been trading “well above expectations”, Boparan Restaurant Group’s chief executive Tom Crowley has told MCA.

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    Slim Chickens adds to London estate with fifth site


    Boparan Restaurant Group is to add a fifth site to its estate of Slim Chickens outlets, with a new opening in the capital this autumn.

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    Gary Usher: ‘It’s annoying not understanding things on the menu’


    Ahead of a documentary tracking the opening of his fifth restaurant in Prescot, the founder of Elite Bistros talks to Food Spark’s Tom Lee about the pros and cons of cookery shows, simplifying menus and the many uses of a konro grill.

  • Wingstop

    Wingstop announces second site


    Wingstop, the global wing concept, has announced its second UK site will open in Dalston Kingsland High Street. 

  • Reubens

    S Group founder takes on Reubens site


    Lee Landau, the restauranteur behind Jewish restaurant group S Group, has acquired the former site of kosher restaurant Reubens in the West End, as the business looks to expand.

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    Franco Manca lines up Aldgate site


    Franco Manca looks set to open a further London restaurant, in Aldgate, MCA understands.

  • Dough and Co

    Dough&Co secures third site


    Wood-fired pizza specialist Dough&Co has secured a third site, in Bishops Stortford.

  • Claw

    Claw to close Kingly Street


    Claw, the crab-focussed restaurant backed by former theatre producer and entrepreneur Phil Cameron, is closing its Kingly Street site.

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    MCA Introduces… Hard Rock Cafe Piccadilly


    Last month saw the opening of Hard Rock International’s new flagship European café in London’s Piccadilly Circus. MCA deputy editor Georgi Gyton spoke to area vice president Stefano Pandin about the new modern vision for the brand and how it has stood the test of time since its launch in 1971.

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    Indico heading for The Mailbox


    Indian street food concept Indico has secured a unit at The Mailbox in Birmingham, its second iteration from multiple operator Faheem Badur.

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    Gusto launches new rewards programme


    Italian restaurant business Gusto has launched a new loyalty programme called Gusto Gold Rewards.

  • Shake Shack

    Shake Shack operator posts £6.6m loss


    Shake Shack UK’s operator Diverse Dining Ltd has posted a loss for the year to 31 December 2018, of £6.6m – an improvement on the £7.7m loss reported for the previous year.