All ASK Italian articles – Page 5

  • News

    Balding steps down from Byron


    Byron, the Hutton Collins-backed, better burger concept, is searching for a new property director

  • News

    Coco di Mama links up with Theo Randall


    Coco di Mama is launching a new special range of seasonal pasta sauces on 1 March, created with chef Theo Randall

  • Simon Longbottom

    Operator predictions for 2017


    MCA talks to leading operators across the sector about their predictions for 2017, including challenges, opportunities and the concepts to watch over the next 12 months.

  • News

    Saturated fat warning over meals from popular Italian restaurants


    Having a meal at some high street Italian restaurants could lead to women consuming about four days’ worth of saturated fat, a charity has warned

  • News

    Byron lines up Cardiff & Dalston openings


    Byron has further strengthened its openings pipeline by lining up openings in Cardiff, its first in Wales, and Dalston

  • News

    ASK Italian to launch click & collect


    ASK Italian has partnered with online ordering specialists Orderswift to roll out a new click and collect service

  • Zizzi exterior

    Azzurri sees FY sales grow 5%


    MCA talks to Azzurri Group chief executive Steve Holmes, as the group publishes its results for the year to 26 June.

  • News

    TGI and Byron sign up to Qkr payment app


    TGI Fridays and Byron are the latest restaurant brands to introduce smartphone payment technology after signing up with Qkr! with Masterpass.

  • Villagio from Richoux

    Perfect pitch


    As we move into the final quarter of the year, there is a sense that operators across the sector are having to reassess the levels they have set on their respective “business graphic equalisers” to match the increasing headwinds. The majority are being faced with the questions of do you dial down investment on marketing and expansion whilst fading up funding on recruitment/training and maintenance capex?

  • Coco Di Mama

    Coco channels staff progress


    Daniel Land and Jeremy Sanders, founders of Coco Di Mama, the Azzurri Group-backed quick-service Italian concept, talk to Mark Wingett about a transformational year

  • News

    Azzurri backs new fast-casual pizza concept


    Azzurri Group is backing the launch of a new fast-casual pizza concept called Radio Alice, which will open its first site in Hoxton Square this December

  • News

    King takes up Alshaya role


    Simon King, who stood down as managing director of Burger & Lobster earlier this summer, has begun his new role at Alshaya

  • Analysis & Insight

    When does a growing business need HR?


    Steve Rockey, former head of people at Byron and The Big Easy, looks at why small, growing businesses need someone who can help shape the culture, the context and the values right from the word go

  • News

    Shake Shack: Brexit to temper near-term expectations


    Shake Shack has said that the uncertainty brought on by Brexit has tempered its near-term expectations for its UK business

  • News

    ASK launches breakfast kitchen pop-ups


    ASK Italian, the Azzurri Group-owned brand, has launched a breakfast kitchen pop-up concept across 10 of its sites

  • Byron Canary Wharf

    Byron secures £12m funding for growth


    Byron has secured a new £12m banking facility, which will aid its goal of reaching 100 restaurants in the next three years

  • News

    Thomas takes Shake Shack UK MD role


    Jason Thomas, formerly of ASK Italian, has joined Shake Shack as its new managing director for its UK operation

  • News

    ​Las Iguanas & Joe’s Kitchen set for Bournemouth


    Las Iguanas, Joe’s Kitchen and Bella Italia are the latest operators to sign up to Bournemouth’s new £50m leisure complex, BH2

  • News

    ASK confirms O2 opening


    ASK Italian has confirmed the launch of its latest flagship site at London’s O2 Arena

  • News

    Thomas steps down from Big Easy


    Jason Thomas has left the Big Easy, the barbecue and lobster shack concept, after a short period as its interim managing director