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    Hop Vietnamese: ‘The city is starting to see some great growth’


    The Vietnamese-inspired QSR brand is seeing central London trading return to growth as it ramps up expansion across the capital

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    Tossed: ‘London isn’t back to where it used to be’


    With the capital’s secondary streets still relatively quiet, Tossed MD Neil Sebba tells MCA that location is everything, even if that means new sites are more expensive to acquire

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    Tossed appoints NED ahead of new openings


    Healthy eating brand Tossed has appointed Ann Elliot to its board as a non-executive director.

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    Tossed sites acquired out of administration by MD


    Salad bar brand Tossed has been acquired out of administration by its former managing and commercial directors Neil Sebba and Angelina Harrisson.

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    Analysis: Clinging to life in the ghost town


    London, you may have heard, is a ghost town. In the latest round of borderline dystopian statistics to surface as a result of the pandemic, just 7,000 of the 120,000 workers based in Canary Wharf are back at their desks. And although office workers across the capital may be thrilled to be without the twice daily commuter Hunger Games, for those in hospitality, a few stifling minutes on the Central line is a non-issue if the alternative is unemployment. In the last month alone, city-based to-go brands including Wasabi, Tossed, Pret and most recently Itsu have appointed advisors to assess their options, but whilst, historically, the mention of advisors might ring alarm bells, faced with the current economic climate, it could be time to shed the stigma.

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    Tossed to appoint administrators


    Tossed and Vital Ingredient operator Zest Food has filed a notice of intention to appoint administrators, having already told its workforce they would all be made redundant.

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    Deliveroo, Leon, Yard Sale Pizza and Pizza Punks lead the way on NHS fundraisers


    Over the weekend, operators including Deliveroo, Leon Yard Sale Pizza and Pizza Punks launched fundraising campaigns to support NHS staff and frontline workers. 

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    Latest closures include TGI’s, Comptoir, Bills and The Ivy


    TGI Friday’s, Comptoir Group, Bills and The Ivy Collection are among the latest operators to announce temporary closures amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

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    Tossed operator improved EBITDA ahead of Vital re-brand


    Tossed has revealed a substantial improvement in its adjusted EBITDA to £300k in its report for the year ended 28 March 2019 released today.

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    M&A Review of the Year


    It certainly hasn’t been a year in hospitality M&A for the faint hearted, but for those who have stuck with the sector and taken a long-term view, opportunity has knocked. Despite fears of an investor hiatus as a result of lingering uncertainty (ongoing Brexit delays certainly haven’t been helpful to M&A advisors!), the past 12 months has again proved the robustness of the M&A market in this sector, and points to further opportunities for 2020.

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    Tossed operator CVA proposals approved


    Tossed and Vital Ingredient parent company Zest Food has had its CVA plans approved, safeguarding its 24-strong estate from closures for now.

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    The Dom Walsh Awards


    Our monthly columnist from The Times hands out his annual awards to brands and operators who have made the past 12 months newsworthy – for better or for worse…

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    Tossed and Vital to undergo CVA


    Tossed and Vital Ingredient operator Zest Food has submitted proposals for a Company Voluntary Arrangement (CVA), following a decline in trading at the Vital estate.

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    Megan’s lines up seventh site


    All-day brunch restaurant Megan’s, backed by Tossed founder Vincent McKevitt, is to open its seventh London site in January 2020.

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    Tossed promotes Sebba to MD


    Healthy eating operator Tossed has promoted Neil Sebba to the role of managing director.

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    Bones Daddies’ Ross Shonhan: ‘People think Japanese food is not evolving’


    The restaurateur behind Flesh & Buns and Shackfuyu talks to Tom Lee, editor at MCA’s sister title Food Spark, about his latest concept, why bowl food is a lunchtime star and how to take Japanese cuisine beyond its traditional, old-fashioned image.

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    How Tossed is tackling healthy trends with vending machines


    A growing trend on both sides of the pond, vending machines distributing fresh salads is an alternative sales channel Tossed is keen to tap into, as MCA’s sister title Food Spark found out.

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    Tossed launches Speedy Greens vending machines


    Tossed, the healthy eating chain, is launching a range of high-tech vending machines to market, after trialling an early version at Chelsea and Westminster hospital, MCA has learnt.

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    Pret's ‘biggest menu shake-up to date’ to focus on grazing


    Pret has said changing eating habits have influenced the biggest menu shake-up in its history, with 20 new recipes geared towards a move away from traditional meal times.

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    Megan’s lines up fifth London café


    Megan’s, the London-based café and deli, has lined up a fifth site, in Battersea, MCA understands.