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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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Yum! restructures Pizza Hut European arm

Pizza Hut International, the Yum! Brands owned group, has restructured its European business with the aim of accelerating growth across the region.


Almost five shops a day closed in 2016

Almost five shops a day were lost from Britain’s high streets in 2016, according to a new report


Cupp closing in on two new sites

Cupp, the bubble tea shop in a shipping container concept, is expecting to launch two new sites this year.


House of Vapes in UK and European expansion

House of Vapes, the vape and coffee shop group, is preparing to launch a flagship store in Kings Cross under a new standardised format as it prepares to expand via franchise model.


Senor Ceviche set for Barnyard site

Senor Ceviche, the Peruvian food concept, is set to open its second site in the capital


Waney gears up to launch Greek concept

Arjun and Peter Waney are gearing up to launch Meraki, a new Greek concept in London’s West End


Turtle Bay tops Growth Company Index

Turtle Bay, the Piper-backed Caribbean chain, has topped the list of the fastest growing companies in the UK’s eating and drinking-out sector.


Ziferblat pay per minute cafe aiming for 300 UK sites

Ziferblat, the per pay minute café concept founded in Russia, is looking to reach 50 UK sites by 2020 and 300 by 2025.


Mad Squirrel seeks £1.5m to expand tap rooms

Mad Squirrel, the Hertfordshire-based brewery and operator formerly known as Red Squirrel, is looking to raise £1.5m to fund the expansion of its taproom and bottle shop concept.


The Real Greek builds pipeline

The Real Greek has lined up two further openings this year, including its first in a Debenhams

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