All MCA Insight articles in September 2013 – Page 7

  • Cafe Presse

    Presse Cafe 'interested in UK'


    Les Cafes VP, the Canadian operator of the Presse Cafe concept, is interested in launching in the UK, a spokeswoman has told M&C Report

  • News

    Clevely: new concept could suit high streets


    Greenwell & Tipple, the new venture from Geronimo Inns founders Rupert and Jo Clevely, could target high-street sites for further expansion and will focus solely on the upcoming Refreshment Rooms brand, M&C Report has learnt

  • News

    Welcome Break CEO McKie becomes Tossed chair


    Rod McKie, the chief executive of Welcome Break, has become chairman of Tossed, the London-based salad bar concept led by Vincent McKevitt, as it gears up to open four sites in the next two months

  • M&C20 Index 20/09/13

    M&C20 underperforms against FTSE


    The M&C20 underperformed against the FTSE All Share this week despite a strong performance from Punch Taverns

  • Spirit bar staff
    Analysis & Insight

    Let’s get work experience right


    The hospitality industry still needs to do a lot more to ensure that work experience is up to scratch in order to improve perceptions and attract the right people, warns the Springboard chief executive Anne Pierce

  • News

    Steakout eyes franchise expansion


    Steakout, the three-strong London-based halal steak chain, has announced plans to expand across the UK under franchise

  • News

    Red Mist launch pub & grill format


    Red Mist Leisure, the Surrey-based multiple pub operator, will open its fifth site and the first under a new pub & grill format in Farnham, this November.

  • Just Falafel

    Just Falafel considers IPO


    Just Falafel, the UAE-based fast-food chain, which made its debut under franchise in the UK last year, is considering an initial public offering (IPO)

  • News

    Pubs of Distinction eyes next stage of growth


    Pubs of Distinction, the London-focused multiple operator, has secured its third site in the capital, in the City, and is understood to be close to acquiring a fourth unit near Holborn

  • Wagamama logo

    Wagamama gets green light for Chichester


    Wagamama, the Duke Street-backed chain, has finally received planning permission to open a unit in Chichester

  • Interviews

    Friday five-minute interview


    M&C Report talks to Andrew Lennox, managing director of the Koh Group, operator of the Koh Thai Tapas (KTT) restaurant chain, about his best investment, his best business decision and the best piece of advice he’s ever received

  • News

    Analyst corner


    Wayne Brown of Canaccord Genuity says his confidence in The Restaurant Group’s (TRG) outlook and market positioning has been “significantly enhanced” after a site visit to TRG’s Coast to Coast and Frankie & Benny restaurants in Brighton

  • News

    Sector second most affected by rate swaps


    The pub, restaurant and hotel sector is the industry second most affected by costly interest rate swaps, according to campaign group Bully-Banks

  • Gaucho

    FY EBITDA stable at Gaucho


    Gaucho, the Argentinean steakhouse concept led by Zeev Godik, reported flat EBITDA growth in its last financial year, as interest payments and the closure of its Beirut site impacted turnover

  • News

    Vince Power sells North London bar


    Vince Power, the music entrepreneur who founded the Mean Fiddler live music venue group, has sold a north London bar for £1m to the operators of the former Wax Jambu bar in Islington

  • Russo's

    Russo's eyes UK launch


    Russo’s New York Pizzeria, the c30-strong American restaurant chain, is looking to enter the UK under franchise and hopes to open up to 15 sites here, M&C Report has learnt

  • News

    Wrapid to launch in Spain and Portugal


    Wrapid is to make its debut in Spain and Portugal next year, after signing a master franchise with the Iberian Group to launch in Lisbon and Madrid

  • Red Oak pub

    Red Oak on acqusitions trail


    Red Oak Taverns, the tenanted and managed pub company, is on the acquisitions trail after completing a refinancing, M&C Report has learnt

  • Young's

    Young's offers free pints


    Young’s is giving away free pints of Young’s beer at its outlets in the capital via vouchers in City AM, Evening Standard and Time Out

  • YO! Sushi Heathrow

    YO! to open at Heathrow T2


    YO! Sushi is to open a new restaurant at Heathrow T2 with an ordering service where passengers will be able to pre-order their food online before they arrive so order will be ready for takeaway when they come through security