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By M&C Report team2008-05-21T07:59:00+01:00
Unlike the economic damage done by recessions, the hospitality has had no control over its destiny during the pandemic, according to Bob Ivell, non-executive chairman at Mitchells & Butlers (M&B), and winner of the Lifetime Achievement Award at MCA’s Retailers’ Retailer Awards.
Mitchells & Butlers and Greene King have found that the supply of certain beer brands – namely Birra Moretti on draft – has been “patchy” but it not causing a huge problem yet, attendees of MCA’s The Conversation heard.
Greene King has seen usage levels of its app soar since reopening, with 70% of its orders being submitted by guests through the technology, chief executive Nick Mackenzie told MCA’s The Conversation.
While the reopening of indoor dining is good news for operators, it will be against a background of “much of the hospitality sector remaining on the precipice of major failure”, according to Jeremy King, co-founder and CEO, Corbin & King.
Giggling Squid, the BGF-backed Thai restaurant chain, is to open a 3,800 sq ft restaurant at Aquila Holding’s Bond Street mall in Chelmsford.
Wendy’s is speaking to 20 potential franchisees in the UK about its expansion ambitions.
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