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Starbucks Brew Up a Healthy Profit
4 Jul 17
Starbucks Coffee Company, EMEA, filed accounts for the year ending October 2, 2016.
EXCLUSIVE: How Leon Make Their Brand Sing
9 May 17
Following on from the opening of Leon's West End singing restaurant, QSR sat down with Brand and Marketing Director Kirsty Saddler to find out...
EXCLUSIVE: Telepizza Discuss Their Ambitious Plans for the UK Market
24 Apr 17
Following on from the announcement of Telepizza's first UK store, QSR spoke with Giorgio Minardi, International President of Telepizza, about...
EXCLUSIVE: How Subway's Proving They're About More than Just Subs
18 Apr 17
2017 is going to be a busy one for Subway as they are looking to introduce a raft of new products to freshen up their menu and compete more...
A conversation with new Starbucks CEO Kevin Johnson
4 Apr 17
Kevin Johnson counts a timepiece from the late 19th century and a book from the early 21st century among his most treasured possessions.
Top 10 Tips to Surviving the Feedback Economy
14 Mar 17
Danny Potter, CEO of Ordamo reveals his secrets to embracing the power of customer feedback.
EXCLUSIVE: Abokado Branches Out
14 Feb 17
Abokado, the leading healthy eating chain, announced its 29th site near Canary Wharf.
Wahaca closes down outlets due to norovirus
8 Nov 16
Customers and staff were struck by the winter vomiting bug.
EXCLUSIVE: Hummingbird Bakery on Challenges and Opportunities in a post-Brexit Britain
25 Oct 16
Since opening its doors in Noting Hill in 2004, Hummingbird Bakery has been taken to the capital's heart, riding the cupcake wave and beyond...
EXCLUSIVE: Tossed Discuss How Technology Has Revolutionised their Business
17 Oct 16
Earlier this year, Tossed begin going cashless, introducing self ordering kiosks across their estate.
EXCLUSIVE: Here’s the inside scoop on how Harry Ramsden’s plan to be the “British brand of the future”
13 Sep 16
Next generation store formats are just the beginning.
Starbucks CEO releases statement regarding Management Changes
26 Jul 16
The following message from Howard Schultz, Starbucks chairman and CEO, regarding personnel changes was distributed to all employees on July 25,...
EXCLUSIVE: Here's How MOD Pizza is Revolutionising The UK's Pizza Market
19 Jul 16
Founded in 2008, Seattle-grown MOD Pizza allows customers to customize their pizzas according to their taste.
EXCLUSIVE: Tossed Reveals Plans for their Cash-Free Future
22 Mar 16
Following Tossed’s opening of two cash-free takeaway outlets, we caught up with Tossed’s Finance...
EXCLUSIVE: Big Fernand Discuss their UK Success and Carving Out a Niche in the Competitive Burger Market
7 Feb 16
Almost a year on from Big Fernand's UK debut, we sat down with the Mathieu Durand to explore what lessons they've learned and how they...
EXCLUSIVE: Carluccio's Chief Executive Neil Wickers Discusses New Concept Via Carluccio's
1 Feb 16
Following Carluccio’s announcement of the opening of their new concept Via Carluccio’s, we spoke with Chief Executive Neil Wickers...
EXCLUSIVE: Abokado on the Secret to their Success
15 Nov 15
It has been a busy year for Abokado, with four stores being opened since March and plans to bring their total number of outlets to 30 by March-...
EXCLUSIVE: What Muffin Break's New Grab and Go Offering Means for their Expansion Plans
9 Nov 15
Signalling their intent with a new grab and go offering, we spoke to Muffin Break General Manager Lisa Brook about what is in store for the Group...
EXCLUSIVE: Square Pie Discuss their Pie Bond, The Attraction of 'Non-Standard' Locations and Their Plans for 2016
26 Oct 15
Having recently completed funding their 'pie bond', Square Pie is set to expand both their retail and wholesale presence.
McDonald's UK report £67.5m growth in 2014
20 Oct 15
The fast food chain's turnover rose by £67.5 million to £1.4 billion in 2014, according to figures for 2014.
Domino's UK system sales grow 14.9% for third quarter
20 Oct 15
The brand issued its financial report for the period from 29 June 2015 to 27 September 2015.
EXCLUSIVE: Lola's Cupcakes on Their Plans Outside the Capital and Bringing their Brand to Japan
12 Oct 15
With their recent announcment that they had opened an outlet in Tokyo, we spoke with Asher Budwig, Managing Director of Lola's Cupcakes about...
Greggs total sales rises 5%
6 Oct 15
The bakery chain also reported like for like sales growing 4.9% in the 13 weeks to 3 October 2015.
Costa total sales rise 16.7%
15 Sep 15
The latest report from Whitbread PLC showed that the coffee chain’s total sales grew for the 24 weeks to 13 August 2015.
EXCLUSIVE: Tossed on their Successful Crowdfunding and Where they See Opportunities for Growth
7 Sep 15
Following the close of Tossed’s much publicised equity crowdfunding, we spoke with Finance Director Neil Sebba to learn more about the raise...
What's next for McDonald's?
1 Sep 15
A story published by the Telegraph reported on the fast food giant's plan to stay ahead in the UK.
EXCLUSIVE: How West Cornwall Pasty Company Managed their Turnaround and their Future Plans
31 Aug 15
In 2014, West Cornwall Pasty Company went into administration before being bought out by private equity.
Abokado Sales Surge 33%
18 Aug 15
The brand announced that for the year ended 31 March 2015, sales grew 33%.
Pret A Manger's Veggie Verdict
18 Aug 15
CEO Clive Schlee followed up on a previous blog post about making Pret more vegetarian-friendly.
To Float or Not to Float? Pret A Manger Speculation Abounds
11 Aug 15
A story published by Reuters quoted analysts saying that the brand was well positioned to attempt a 2016 listing, however later reports poured...
IN FOCUS: Japanese Chain K10 on Thriving Through the Recession and How They Differentiate Themselves in a Crowded Marketplace
9 Aug 15
Following their recent expansion we sat down with Japanese chain K10 to learn more about the brand, how they made it through the recession with a...
Pret A Manger considers opening vegetarian store
5 Aug 15
Pret CEO Clive Schlee wrote about how the British market is shifting towards vegetarian diets and the brand’s plans to adapt.
Boost Juice Reveal Plans for the UK and Beyond
3 Aug 15
2015 has seen a renewed push by Australian founded juice chain Boost Juice in the UK.
Greggs total sales rise 6.4%
30 Jul 15
The bakery chain reported total sales reaching £398 million for the 26 weeks ending on July 4th.
Domino’s system sales up 14%
30 Jul 15
The pizza chain announced that it made £426.7 million from system sales as part of the results for the 26 weeks ended 28 June 2015.
Pizza Hut owners looking to sell later this year
29 Jul 15
According to a story published by the Telegraph, the private equity owner of Pizza Hut will consider selling the business later this year.
Wagamama Posts Strong Results
28 Jul 15
Turnover for the chain increased by 17.9%, as it finishes the financial year (for 52 weeks, ending 26 April 2015).
EXCLUSIVE: IN FOCUS: Data Shows the Importance of Food on the Go in the British QSR market
26 Jul 15
The NPD Group has revealed how Food on the Go contributes to a significant proportion of QSR traffic - accounting for two third of all visits.
SSP Group PLC total revenues increase by 4.1%
23 Jul 15
Like for like sales grew 3.2% from April 1 to June 30 this year, according to the food operator’s third quarter trading update.
Wasabi reports EBITDA of £8 million
21 Jul 15
The sushi and bento chain reported that turnover grew 21% to £63,593,000 in the year to 27 December 2014.
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