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BREAKING NEWS: Coffee shop chains struggling to keep up with QSR growth

BREAKING NEWS: Coffee shop chains struggling to keep up with QSR growth

New research has revealed that fast food outlets and other chain businesses have boosted coffee servings three times faster than mainstream coffee shops since 2008. According to data released by The NPD Group this morning, specialists are losing share as food operators target lucrative cappuccino and latte drinkers. Britain’s high street specialist coffee chains have

Domino’s UK teams up with Nordic partner to acquire 42-strong pizza chain

Domino’s Pizza Group’s UK operation, together with its Nordic partners – Pizza Pizza Norway – has splashed the cash to acquire Dolly Dimple’s, a leading Norwegian pizza operator. Dolly Dimple’s is the third largest pizza company in Norway, with 42 stores across the country and a well-established and strong heritage of customer service. It is

McDonald’s bets its future on technology as it dramatically overhauls strategy

McDonald’s has mapped out a bold new global plan that will reshape the way customers place orders and put technology at the heart of the delivery process.   The new strategy, which is designed to unlock profit growth and regain customers lost to other QSR competitors, sets the tone for how the 36,000-unit chain thinks its business

McDonald’s sells its operation in China for £1.7 billion

McDonald’s this morning agreed to sell 80% of its business in China and Hong Kong as part of a strategy to franchise more of its restaurants worldwide. The company has struck a deal with China’s largest conglomerate CITIC Limited, as well as CITIC Capital and The Carlyle Group, to create an entity that will become

Pioneering bucket brings better food presentation for KFC

In an initiative aimed at improving food presentation and environmental performance, fast food giant KFC has partnered with International Paper Foodservice Europe to develop a paper board food bucket with a difference. Polyethylene is often used in paper board food buckets either internally to prevent the grease from the food soaking through the container or

McDonald’s plans kitchens that break from tradition

Future McDonald’s restaurants are likely to incorporate kitchens that are not symmetrical with the rest of the floorplan or which may not even be sited on the same level as the seating area, as the chain seeks to add extra space for customers and secure locations that previously would have been unviable. Bernard Morauw, senior