Mitchells & Butlers

Suck it up: All Bar One has said it will be phasing out plastic straws

All Bar One to phase out plastic straws

By Georgina Townshend

All Bar One has said it will be phasing out plastic straws to help reduce its impact on the environment by kicking off its #StrawsSuck campaign this week.

February 2017 pub openings

February 2017 pub openings

By Nikkie Sutton

The Morning Advertiser take a look at pub openings and refurbishments in February 2017.

Improving sales: food and drink sales on the up for M&B

Finance

Mitchells & Butlers’ sales on the up

By Nicholas Robinson

Pub group giant Mitchells & Butlers, which operates about 1,600 sites across the UK, has reported strong food and drink sales growth for the four weeks to 7 January, attributed to healthy Christmas trade.

December 2016 pub openings

Openings

December 2016 pub openings

By Nikkie Sutton

The Morning Advertiser takes a look at new openings and pub facelifts in the last month of 2016.

Mitchells & Butlers helping FSA develop Food Hygiene Rating Scheme

Food Hygiene

Mitchells & Butlers helping FSA develop Food Hygiene Rating Scheme

By Nicholas Robinson

Mitchells and Butlers (M&B) is testing the Food Standards Agency’s (FSA) new food hygiene scheme, which aims to ease pressure on resource-strapped local authorities, improve food safety and adapt the current Food Hygiene Rating Scheme.

Pub openings August 2016

Openings

Pub openings August 2016

By Nikkie Sutton

The Morning Advertiser takes a look at pubs which have been refurbished and reopened in August.

Pub openings in July 2016

Pub openings

Pub openings July 2016

By Nikkie Sutton

The Morning Advertiser takes a look at pubs reopened and renovated in July 2016.

Pub openings - June 2016

Pictures

Pub openings - June 2016

By Nikkie Sutton

The Publican's Morning Advertiser takes a look at pubs that were opened or refurbished in June 2016.

Big decision: Should we stay or should we go?

Brexit

PMA licensee poll: Brexit or Bremain?

By Mike Berry

In just over a week the electorate of the United Kingdom will make its biggest decision in modern political history - to stay in the EU or leave.

Hawkshead: Chuckleberry Sour and Northern Imperial Stout

Beer

Legless Liz and gluten-free beers make News of the Brews

By Nicholas Robinson

Two gluten-free beer launches, Italian imports, an artisan ale called Legless Liz and the latest addition to the Caledonian Brewery’s portfolio of ales have all made it into this week's News of the Brews

Lots of positives for pubs and casual dining

Casual Dining

Pubs' casual dining growth bubble could be burst by Burger King's beer

By Nicholas Robinson

Three pub chains are providing a considerable boost to the massive growth of the UK’s casual-dining scene, but should be wary of increased competition – including Burger King’s beer offer – warns Horizons managing director Peter Backman.

M&B to trial own coffee blend

Hot drinks

M&B to trial own coffee blend

By MC Allegra FS

Mitchells & Butlers (M&B) is to trial its own coffee blend across it Ember Inns and Sizzling Pubs estates.

Sponsored by Galbani

Content sponsored by the authentic Italian cheese firm Galbani.

Sponsored - How pizza can boost your pub’s food sales

By Nicholas Robinson

Pizzas are an easy-to-make and great-tasting option for your menu, and you can capitalise on the recent boom for the Italian food. Nicholas Robinson reports

How to make pizza

Sponsored: Pizza Report

Sponsored - VIDEO: A masterclass in pizza making

By Nicholas Robinson

Pizza is quickly becoming a popular dish in pubs as more operators turn to the quick, easy and tasty food to entice new customers into their businesses. Watch this video to see how the masters create delicious pizzas.

10 ways to start your own pizza offer

Sponsored: Pizza Report

Sponsored - 10 tips to a successful pizza offer in your pub

By Nicholas Robinson

Italian classics have been a big part of the UK’s food scene for decades, but now more pubs are beginning to cash in on pizzas with rising success. Here are 10 things you should consider before launching your offer.

Toby Carvery launches customer loyalty app

Technology

Toby Carvery launches customer loyalty app

By James Evison

Toby Carvery has just launched a new app to offer multi-tier rewards to its customers with the aim of increasing customer loyalty. 

Demand for meat-free food is on the up and is going to continue to rise

What’s next for vegetarian food in pubs?

By Nicholas Robinson

More people are considering meat-free dishes when they eat out and want to see more choice on the menu. Michelle Perrett unearths a potential new order

M&B reports revenue up 6.6%

M&B reports revenue up 6.6%

By MC Allegra FS

Mitchells & Butlers has reported like-for-like sales up 0.8% for the year to 26 September with revenue up 6.6% to £2.1bn.

'Make child-sized versions of adult dishes,' says Harvester

Children’s menus

Big pub chains reveal top menu tips for kids

By Nicholas Robinson

Senior head office staff from Wetherspoons, Harvester and the Soil Association (SA) have revealed their top tips for creating a nutritious and cost-effective pub food menu for children.

M&B integrates 173 pubs; director goes to Enterprise Inns

City news

M&B integrates 173 pubs; director goes to Enterprise Inns

By MC Allegra FS

Mitchells & Butlers (M&B) has announced it has completed the integration of the 173-strong Orchid estate it acquired for £266m last June and said that following this Steve de Polo, who was most recently Orchid programme director, has decided to...

Mitchells and Butlers goes Urban

City news

Mitchells and Butlers goes Urban

By James Evison

Phil Urban has been appointed the chief executive of Mitchells and Butlers (M&B) from 27 September 2015 with Alistair Darby stepping down and retiring.

M&B reports 1.3% sales growth

City news

M&B reports 1.3% sales growth

By James Wallin, MC Allegra FS

Mitchells & Butlers has reported like-for-like sales growth of 1.3% for the 43 weeks to 25 July, and said it is “assessing a wide range of options” to mitigate the effects of the National Living Wage.

New menu for M&B chain

New menu for M&B chain

By James Evison

Sizzling Pubs' new menu includes a collection of on-trend food.

M&B launches Sizzling Pizza, Pub & Carvery

Operator news

M&B launches Sizzling Pizza, Pub & Carvery

By Mark Wingett, M&C Report

Mitchells & Butlers (M&B) is to launch a new concept this week which will be a combined and evolved version of its Crown Carveries and Sizzling Pub formats called Sizzling Pizza, Pub & Carvery, M&C Report has learnt.

Kotrys leaves as M&B prepares to close Orchid’s head office in St Albans this month

PEOPLE NEWS

Property director steps down from M&B

By Mark Wingett, M&C Report

Paul Kotrys has stepped down as property director at Orchid, which is part of Mitchells & Butlers, to take up a role at property agency James A Baker, the Publican's Morning Advertiser's sister title M&C Report understands.

M&B served more than 200,000 meals on Christmas Day

M&B like-for-like sales up 4.8% over Christmas period

By James Wallin, M&C Report

Managed pub operator Mitchells & Butlers has reported like-for-like sales up 4.8% for the festive fortnight and 7.1% on Christmas Day, when more than 200,000 meals were sold.

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