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Alistair Macrow, chief executive of McDonald's UKMcDonald’s UK CEO – we can help government understand what it’s like for real people if it spends time with the industry

14 June 2024

Alistair Macrow, chief executive of McDonald’s UK (pictured), has said the hospitality sector can help government understand what it’s like for real people dealing with the cost-of-living crisis if it spends more time with the industry.

 

 

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(pictured), has told Propel he fears for the future of small and medium-sized pubs14 June 2024

Tim Dewey, chief executive of Keighley brewer and retailer Timothy Taylor (pictured), has told Propel he fears for the future of small and medium-sized pubs because their size means they can’t generate the turnover needed to survive in the current economic climate.


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Simon14 June 2024

Simon Emeny, chief executive of Fuller’s (pictured), has told Propel its urban sites are performing most strongly.


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Champagne + Fromage14 June 2024

London champagne and cheese concept, Champagne + Fromage, has told Propel it is set to expand its regional portfolio as it is seeing more opportunity outside the capital.


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Jones the Grocer14 June 2024

Dubai-based artisan café, bakery and deli concept Jones the Grocer has launched two brands at Heathrow for the brand’s UK debut and its largest airport site in the world and is looking to expand further here through franchise opportunities.


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Project D14 June 2024

Doughnut concept Project D has agreed a deal to avoid liquidation, which will see it pay about a third of its debts.


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Neapolitan pizza concept Rudy’s site in Castle Street, Liverpool14 June 2024

Mission Mars, the Business Growth Fund-backed operator of Albert’s Schloss and Rudy’s Pizza Napoletana, has added a further site in London to its 2024 openings pipeline for the latter 25-strong brand, in Westfield London.


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Burger & Sauce14 June 2024

Burger franchise concept Burger & Sauce is set to open its 15th site and has targeted 20 by the end of this year and 50 by the end of 2025. Burger & Sauce’s latest store will open at Unit 4 at Liverpool Central station in Ranelagh Street on Friday, 12 July.


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Shoryu Ramen Restaurant Group14 June 2024

Shoryu Ramen Restaurant Group, which is owned by Toridoll, will open its 12th site later this summer, in London’s Westfield Stratford City.


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Bear Cafe14 June 2024

Cafe bar concept Bear is set to open in east Dorset for its eighth site.


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Kate Nicholls, CEO at UKHospitality13 June 2024

Hospitality can deliver for Britain by growing 6% a year and creating 500,000 new jobs with the right investment, according to economic analysis from UKHospitality and Ignite Economics. (Picture: Kate Nicholls, CEO at UKHospitality)


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Yard Sale Pizza13 June 2024

Yard Sale Pizza, the restaurant and delivery business that has sector investor Paul Campbell as non-executive director, has told Propel that it has seen a 14% increase in like-for-like sales in its latest financial year, with turnover at £10.8m as it lines up a 13th opening in the capital.


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13 June 2024

Paul Gilchrist, chief executive of Thunderbird Fried Chicken, the wings and fried chicken concept backed by TriSpan, has told Propel the business is looking to go on the front foot in terms of expansion off the back of a transformational year for the business.


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Humble Crumble23 June 2024

London crumble dessert concept Humble Crumble is set to open its fourth site.


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Whitbread Logo13 June 2024

Whitbread had refuted allegations that it failed to consult with staff facing redundancy in a “genuine or meaningful way”.


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The Lost Alhambra in Leicester Square, which is being launched by Adventure Bar13 June 2024

Nightcap – owner of the Cocktail Club, the Adventure Bar Group, Dirty Martini and the Barrio Familia group of 46 bars – has said it has now raised £2.25m toward the £3.5m fundraise it launched last month, which it said will be used in part to take advantage of acquisition opportunities and strengthen the company’s balance sheet.


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Rhumshack Group13 June 2024

London operator Rhumshack Group is set to open a new cocktail bar in Old Street.


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Amber Taverns13 June 2024

Amber Taverns, the 171-strong, wet-led, freehold community pub operator, is set to open a new pub in Cheltenham.


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London Cocktail Club12 June 2024

Nightcap – owner of the Cocktail Club, the Adventure Bar Group, Dirty Martini and the Barrio Familia group of 46 bars – has hired Sarah Miller as group director of business operations.


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Paris-based Italian restaurant brand Big Mamma has made its UK debut by opening a site in Shoreditch, east London12 June 2024

Big Mamma Group, the McWin-backed restaurant group, is to add to its regional opening pipeline with a site in Birmingham.


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Cake Box12 June 2024

Cake Box, the specialist retailer of fresh cream cakes, has reported its sales performance continues to be “robust”, with trading so far in FY25 “in line with management expectations”.


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12 June 2024

Manchester food, drink and entertainment venue Freight Island is eyeing an opening in Newcastle to kick start its expansion plans, Propel has learned.


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12 June 2024

Roxy Leisure is planning to open a site for its fledgling King Pins family bowling concept in Leeds.


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