All ASK Italian articles – Page 4

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    Assured Azzurri


    While the majority of the casual dining sector, especially Italian-focused concepts, are coming under increasing pressure, the Azzurri Group, the operator of ASK Italian, Zizzi and Coco di Mama, continues to grow and outperform the market. On the back of its full-year results, Mark Wingett has a closer look at the business and talks to chief executive Steve Holmes

  • News

    Coming up Rosa’s


    Alex and Saiphin Moore’s Thai restaurant group has hit the 10-site mark and will soon make its regional debut in Liverpool. With the business now on the market, the couple look set for a windfall. Joe Lutrario reports

  • Busaba Eathai Exterior

    Muzinich ups stake in Busaba


    Muzinich, the New York-based fixed income specialist, has upped its stake in Busaba Eathai, the Phoenix Equity Partners-backed group

  • Miller & Carter

    Top ranked restaurant brands revealed


    Miller & Carter and Cosmo were the top-ranked restaurant brands in MCA’s analysis of Key Performance Indicators (KPIs).

  • Jason Myers

    Myers to step down as Busaba CEO


    Jason Myers is to step down as chief executive of Busaba Eathai, the Phoenix Equity Partners-backed group

  • Rosas Thai Cafe

    Rosa’s Thai to consider its options


    Rosa’s, the Thai cafe concept, has appointed advisors as it considers its funding options to support future growth

  • Rosa's Thai exterior

    Rosa’s appoints Adair as MD


    Rosa’s has appointed Gavin Adair, formerly of Wahaca, as its new managing director, ahead of its next stage of development

  • News

    ​Future of Kurobuta concept in doubt


    The future of the two-strong, London-based Kurobuta concept has been thrown into doubt

  • News

    Fleet to join Flat Iron as MD


    Jo Fleet, who stepped down from Wahaca earlier this year, is to join Flat Iron, as its new managing director

  • News

    Jamie’s and TGIs offer click & collect option


    Online ordering specialist Orderswift has announced a partnership with Oracle Hospitality (formerly MICROS)

  • Analysis & Insight

    Inside Track: Time to look north?


    Could the north east be Britain’s best-kept secret for restaurant and pub operators? Most of the attention for new restaurant and pub openings tends to fall on London and the south east – but it is in the top right corner of England where the fastest pace of openings is to be found at the moment. CGA Peach vice president Peter Martin discusses.

  • News

    Fleet steps down as Wahaca MD


    Jo Fleet has stepped down as the managing director of Wahaca, after seven years with the Mexican street food brand

  • News

    ASK secures prime Leeds site


    ASK Italian is to further strengthen its presence in major UK cities, with an opening in Leeds

  • Analysis & Insight

    Knives are out for Frankie’s


    This week saw shares at The Restaurant Group fall 7% on the back of a note from UBS, which said Frankie & Benny’s new menu was still 22% more expensive than branded pub chains despite cutting prices.

  • News

    Zizzi launches click-and-collect ordering


    Zizzi has partnered with online ordering platform Orderswift to launch click-and-collect ordering across its 145-site estate

  • News

    FY turnover at Byron passes £80m


    Byron, the better burger concept, saw revenue increase by 17% to £80.5m in the year to June 2016

  • Cardiff Bay
    Analysis & Insight

    Regional focus: Wales


    Wales was the only region of the UK to see a fall of more than 1% in food-led licensed premises, during 2016, according to the CGA Peach/AlixPartners Market Growth Monitor.

  • News

    One4All gift cards to cover M&B


    Mitchells & Butlers has signed up with the One4all gift card scheme.

  • News

    Dalton appointed ops director at ASK


    ASK Italian, the Azzurri Group-owned chain, has promoted Jan Dalton to the role of operations director

  • News

    Azzurri completes refinancing


    Azzurri Group, the operator of ASK Italian and Zizzi, has completed a refinancing that has seen a “significant upsizing of its senior debt facilities”