All The Real Greek articles – Page 3

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    Fulham Shore reports hike in sales and lift in profits


    Fulham Shore, which operates Franco Manca and The Real Greek, has said sales were up 9.3% to £36m for the six months ended 29 September 2019. Pre-tax profits were £1.4m, compared to a £0.1m loss the previous year. It opened six Franco Manca sites and one Real Greek site during the period, and has also opened one of each since September. It now has 51 Franco Manca sites and 18 Real Greek sites.

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    Hop Vietnamese closes in on crowdfunding target


    Hop Vietnamese has raised more than three quarters (81%) of its £750k crowdfunding target, with 19 days still left to go.

  • The Real Greek

    ​The Real Greek revenues ’slightly down’


    The Real Greek’s like for like revenues are “slightly down” on last year, due to the heatwave comparative of last year, the restaurant’s chairman will tell its annual general meeting today. 

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    Franco Manca lines up Aldgate site


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

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    ​Shored up: Franco Manca bounces back


    Italian casual dining is still dangerously overexposed, but Franco Manca has bucked the trend of consolidation and CVAs with its razor-sharp focus on food, service and value. After posting a year of growth and promising a new expansion drive, MCA’s Finn Scott-Delany speaks to Fulham Shore chairman David Page.

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    Franco Manca operator to up expansion this year


    Franco Manca operator Fulham Shore will increase its openings programme this financial year after achieving EBITDA of £7.1m – up from £5.5m in 2018.

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    Analysis & Insight

    All aboard the vegan express


    MCA market insight director Steve Gotham looks at the rise and rise of veganism and its impact on menu development over the past two years.

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    Fulham Shore reports strong end to FY


    Fulham Shore has reported that it expects both revenue and headline EBITDA to be ahead of last year’s figures after a particularly strong end to the year.

  • Delivery
    Analysis & Insight

    The age of deliverance


    Three years ago, a group of operators came close to forming a syndicate to control the delivery side of their businesses, in the face of growing influence among the ‘disruptors’. Fast forward to 2019 and Deliveroo has introduced a wave of its own virtual brands into its Editions programme and is also thought to be close to securing its first bricks and mortar site in the UK. Meanwhile, Uber Eats is believed to be trialling integration of its taxi fleet into its food delivery operation. With this often fraught relationship seemingly reaching boiling point, MCA editor James Wallin asks if the time has come for operators to take back control. With comment from MCA’s contributing editor, Peter Martin, on why ownership of technology is key to this power struggle.

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    Campbell joins Yard Sale Pizza as NED


    Yard Sale Pizza, the restaurant and delivery concept, has hired Hawksmoor chairman Paul Campbell as a non-executive director, MCA has learnt.

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    Fulham Shore to open 10 sites next year


    David Page, the chairman of Fulham Shore, has told MCA that he still sees the potential the treble the size of the Franco Manca estate and at least double the number of Real Greeks.

  • Franco Manca pizza

    Fulham Shore H1 revenue up 20%


    David Page, the chairman of Franco Manca and The Real Greek operator, Fulham Shore, has said the company intends to ramp up openings next year.

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    Fulham Shore reports on “successful” H1


    Fulham Shore has given a sparse update on the six months to 23 September ahead of the full interim results announcement next month.

  • Franco Manca

    Fulham Shore sees “encouraging” start to FY


    Fulham Shore has said the first 21 weeks of the financial year brought “encouraging” revenue increases at both Franco Manca and The Real Greek.

  • Papa John's

    Williams appointed MD at Papa John’s UK


    Liz Williams has joined Papa John’s as managing director for the UK, MCA understands.

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    Fulham Shore revenues reach £54.7m


    Fulham Shore, the operator of Franco Manca and The Real Greek, has reported EBITDA of £7.4m for the year ended 25 March 2018 – up 2.1% year on year. 

  • Debenhams

    Debenhams trials local f&b partnerships


    Debenhams is trialling partnerships with local operators in a bid to further strengthen its food and beverage offering.

  • 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

  • Opinion

    Perhaps they are on to something


    Unsolicited bids for the Azzurri Group, a tenanted pub sector rife with M&A speculation and an acquisitive BrewDog, sector consolidation is back on the agenda, and not just for those looking to pick up the fallout from the current round of Company Voluntary Arrangements

  • The Real Greek

    The Real Greek to launch 30-item vegan menu


    The Real Greek is to launch a new 30-item vegan menu from 21 March, to sit alongside its current main menu.