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    Whitbread rolls out plant-based dishes across estate


    Whitbread has launched a range of new meat-free dishes across its 1,200 sites, including Beefeater, Brewers Fayre, and Bar + Block.

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    Whitbread scraps £10 cap on industry discount


    Whitbread has scrapped the £10 Eat Out to Help Out discount limit and will give guests 50% off the food bill and soft drinks on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday during August. All its 750 restaurants, whose brands include Beefeater, Brewers Fayre, Table Table, Whitbread Inns, Cookhouse + Pub and Bar + Block will have reopened by 5 August and all will participate without any cap on the 50% discount.

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    Whitbread to open entire restaurant estate next month, joins Eat Out to Help Out scheme


    Whitbread has announced that its entire restaurant estate will have reopened by the beginning of next month, and all sites will be taking part in the government’s Eat Out to Help Out scheme.

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    ​Steve Gotham: Turning up the heat and other NPD delights


    New product development (NPD) is rightly recognised as a lifeblood for the eating out industry, and MCA’s Menu Tracker offers insights into the latest menu trends and influences across 150 leading operators. This review only serve as a taster, but the three courses have each been accompanied with three key summary insights.    

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    Analysis & Insight

    Good value of greater importance to pub customers


    The value of food and drink is of much greater importance to visitors of pubs than other of operators in the eating out market, across all three day-parts, according to the latest MCA Pub Brand Monitor.

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    Pub menus: Quantity over quality?


    MCA market insight director Steve Gotham looks at whether the increases seen in pub menu counts are sustainable, particularly when extensive menu choice is not a particularly high-ranking consumer need.

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    Analysis & Insight

    Whitbread F&B – some extra meat on the restaurant bones


    MCA market insight director Steve Gotham asks why Whitbread is so shy about discussing its substantial restaurant and pub portfolio. He delves into the available data to see what can be gleaned about Whitbread’s F&B brands and their resonance with consumers

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    Spotlight on the value led branded pub market


    Brand expert Ian Dunstall casts his eye over a segment over the market that is often overlooked in analysis despite being a financial power house – the value pub market. He rates the leading brands and looks at how many have reinvented themselves to better align with the modern consumer.

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    Study claims restaurant and pub dishes unhealthier than fast food


    A study by the British Medical Journal has suggested food served in pub and restaurant chains is unhealthier than that of fast-food chains.

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    Customers scoring pubs higher


    The latest data from MCA’s Pub Brand Monitor has shown customers are more likely to recommend leading pub brands than they were a year ago.

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    Customer service stars of 2016


    MCA director of insight, Steve Gotham, looks at which operators topped the league tables for friendly and speedy service during 2016 and what lessons we can learn from their success.

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    Analysis & Insight

    Scores on the doors


    The latest data from MCA’s comprehensive Eating Out Panel has revealed a strong showing for pub companies, outperforming their restaurant counterparts in terms of net promoter scores throughout the day. MCA’s director of insight, Steve Gotham, looks at some of the reasons the Great British pub is still resonating so strongly with consumers.

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    OK Diner lifts LFLs 3.2%


    Roadside diner concept OK Diner saw LFLs rise 3.2% last year and is eyeing two more sites, M&C understands.

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    OK Diner returns to expansion trail


    Roadside diner concept OK Diner is adding a ninth site, in Oswestry, to its portfolio, M&C understands.

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    Whitbread set to launch evolved Beefeater format


    Whitbread is set to launch an evolved version of its Beefeater pub restaurant format in Birmingham city centre next year

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    Ex-Premier Inn COO to head up GK retail estate


    John Forrest, formerly chief operating officer of Premier Inn for Whitbread, is to join Greene King as chief operating officer for the company’s retail business.

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    Restaurant chains criticised for seafood sourcing


    The majority of UK restaurant chains use unsustainable fish or fail to give transparent information to diners about the origins of their seafood according to findings from the Marine Conservation Society (MCS). It found more than half of the restaurants assessed served seafood from overfished supplies with sea bass, whitebait, ...

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    Whitbread strengthens pub restaurants team


    Whitbread has strengthened its pub restaurants operations team with the appointment of a new national operations director

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    Whitbread appoints new restaurants MD


    Whitbread has appointed Phil Birbeck, formerly of Dixons Carphone, as the new managing director of its restaurant division

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    Family mealtimes in decline


    Far fewer families sit down together for meals with 19% of Brits admitting to not eating with family during an average week, according to a study from Table Table – the Whitbread restaurant