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MCA is the new incarnation of a business created by the merger between two of the leading specialist information providers serving the eating and drinking out market, M&C Report and Allegra Foodservice. This unique combination of expert intelligence now provides comprehensive daily news coverage, together with essential analysis, market data, insight and trends.

In a marketplace that is constantly changing, the need for reliable information and data to help executives make informed business decisions is critical. To meet this need MCA provides trusted, independent analysis and insight on the branded UK eating and drinking out market.  MCA covers the complete breadth of the UK foodservice market, including fast food, branded restaurants, coffee bars, sandwich shops, supermarket and department store cafes, travel, leisure, workplace, hotels and fine dining, as well as the on trade licensed sector, including pubs, clubs and bars.

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Young’s FY managed lfls up 4.7%

Young’s has reported like-for-like sales up 4.7% in its managed houses for the 53 weeks to 3 April.


EiG announces Three Cheers as latest Managed Expert

Ei Group, formerly Enterprise Inns, has announced that its next managed operator partnership will be with Three Cheers Pub Co – the London-based gastro pub operators.


Revolution’s share price plunges after profit warning

The share price of Revolution Bars Group declined by close to 38% in afternoon trading as the City reacted to the profit warning it issued this morning


Coping mechanism

After the blink-and-you-would-miss-him stint as Byron chief executive by Andy Manders and speculation that the Hutton Collins-backed burger concept was finding trading challenging, it came as no surprise that the company moved quickly to avoid losing any further momentum, hiring Simon Cope as its new managing director. But, does his appointment and the continued search for a chief executive throw up even more questions?


Marston’s acquires Charles Wells brewing arm for £55m

Marston’s has announced the acquisition of the Charles Wells beer and brewing business for £55m.


Swingers line up site No 2 plus new concept

Swingers, the crazy golf, street food and bar concept, is planning a second site in the central/west London, as well a new experiential concept in the capital, MCA has learnt.


Cope takes Byron MD role

Simon Cope, formerly of Wagamama, has joined Byron, the Hutton Collin-backed chain, as its new managing director


Sun puts Strada package on the market

Sun Capital Partners, the Hugh Osmond-led investment vehicle, has placed a package of 16 Strada sites on the market


Wingstop to launch in UK with plans for 100 sites

US chicken concept Wingstop is to launch in the UK this year ahead of a planned 100-strong rollout.


Loungers hits 100 as FY lfls grow 5.3%

Loungers, the Lion Capital-backed group, has reported like-for-like sales up 5.3% for the year to 23 April, as it opens its 100th site.

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