All Strada articles – Page 2

  • News

    Wine bar/café concept Hixon Green eyes expansion


    Hixon Green, the Hove-based wine bar/café concept is planning to expand across the south east, with a second site set to open in Lewes, East Sussex, and further openings being lined up in Horsham and Tunbridge Wells

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    Feng Sushi MD steps down as it consolidates estate


    JD Abbasi, formerly of Farmacy and Giraffe, has stepped down as chief executive of Feng Sushi, the London-based Japanese sushi restaurant and delivery company, as it continues to consolidate its estate.

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    Various Eateries to roll out 31 Below


    Various Eateries is to follow up its 31 Below concept in Marylebone with another iteration in Camden called 40 Zero, MCA has learnt.

  • Richard Caring

    Proceeding with due care


    In a rare interview, sector investor Richard Caring, alongside new Ivy Collection chief executive and Bill’s chairman David Campbell, talks to Mark Wingett about the future of the high street; the impact of the uncertainty over Brexit; the market in general; and the next stages of development for Bill’s and the Ivy Collection

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    Honest Burgers set for Liverpool


    Honest Burgers, the Active Partners-backed business, has further strengthened its 2019 opening pipeline, after lining up an opening in Liverpool.

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    Honest Burgers set for Waterloo


    Honest Burgers, the Active Partners-backed business, is to increase its presence in London, with an opening on The Cut in Waterloo, MCA understands.

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    Searl joins Byron as marketing director


    Victoria Searl has joined Byron, the Three Hills Capital Partners-backed burger chain, as its interim marketing director

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    Analysis & Insight

    Something to stake your reputation on


    A number of runners and riders are jostling for position to invest in the struggling Gaucho business, even though some kind of restructuring seems inevitable. How will the business shape up after new investment is secured? At the same time will Brains be the perfect business for Alistair Darby to remind the pub sector of his talents? And as Leon announces plans to enter another country and roll out further Tuk Shops, could it have a another game-changing deal up its sleeve? Mark Wingett looks to provide some answers.

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    Various Eateries to rebrand Strada


    Various Eateries is to re-brand its remaining Strada restaurants, with a focus on all-day dining and cocktails.

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    Greene King appoints PwC on Loch Fyne


    Greene King has appointed advisors at PwC to oversee the sale of bulk of its Loch Fyne restaurant business

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    Honest Burgers secures West End site


    Honest Burgers has further strengthened its pipeline in London, after securing a site in the West End

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    Analysis & Insight

    Greater use of psychological pricing expected


    The use of psychological pricing is expected to increase, as market conditions remain tough and operators try to tempt customers through their doors, according to new MCA research.

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    Analysis & Insight

    Casual dining: The middle ground


    In a challenging climate for the casual-dining sector, what is the health of those operators in the middle ground? MCA’s director of insight Steve Gotham analyses some key players using a range of MCA’s analytic tools

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    Osmond appoints Walter as Various Eateries CEO


    Various Eateries, the Hugh Osmond-backed parent company of Strada and Coppa Club, has appointed Sue Walter as chief executive, MCA has learnt.

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    Analysis & Insight

    Talking Italian


    Pizza and pasta offers have been vital to the expansion of the casual-dining scene over the past few years. As a result, this segment is hugely competitive and standing out has become increasingly important. MCA’s Steve Gotham looks at data from the Eating Out Panel to assess how key players are performing

  • Analysis & Insight

    Gender pay gap reporting: A sector overview


    Gender pay gap reporting has been dominating the headlines this week. With the deadline now passed, what were the numbers reported by some of the biggest players in the eating and drinking out market? MCA takes a look

  • News

    City Pub Group acquires first site in Wales


    City Pub Group is to open its first site in Wales, after acquiring a former Marston’s pub in Cardiff, MCA understands.

  • News

    Ceviche eyes fifth site


    Ceviche, the four-strong, London-based group, is eyeing a further opening in the capital in Westbourne Grove

  • Analysis & Insight

    Looking back to the future


    How will the food and beverage sector change over five years’ time? It’s a question MCA’s Top of Mind survey has been putting to sector leaders for the past nine years. MCA’s Yemeng Hu looks at what the answers can tell us about the past, present and future.

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    Hold your Italian stallions


    This weekend Carluccio’s became the latest business to come under the spotlight. The wider press is smelling more CVA blood and before we talk another sector business down that route, Mark Wingett asks whether we should hold our horses a minute on this one?