All Balans Restaurant Group articles

  • News

    Qatari restaurant concept eyes five for London


    A Qatari restaurant concept called Apple Butter is looking to open five sites in London, with the first secured in Covent Garden for a launch later this year. The business, which was established in Qatar’s capital Doha, is based around homemade desserts with a twist and speciality coffee, alongside ...

  • Menu pricing analysis - December 2016
    Analysis & Insight

    Mastering menu design


    MCA’s Menu & Food Trends report provides some valuable insight into emerging and established fashions in dish description. MCA market insight director Steve Gotham digs deeper and reveals the most commonly used phrases, the most popular indicators of provenance and also examines the latest movements in the psychology of pricing.

  • David Abramson
    Analysis & Insight

    Premium casual is the future


    In order for operators to boost their profit margins, is going premium casual the answer? David Abramson, CEO of leisure property consultant Cedar Dean Group believes it could be

  • News

    Balans to add two this year


    Balans, the London-based restaurant and café group, is to open two new sites this year, MCA has learnt.

  • Aqua Shard

    Bookatable Diner Awards revealed


    Online restaurant booking service, Bookatable has named Aqua Shard as ‘Best Restaurant in London 2018’ its Diner Awards.

  • News

    Balans poised for next stage of growth


    David Taylor, the co-founder of Balans, has told MCA the group has the firepower to expand and is aiming to hit all points of the compass in London after its first foray south of the river next month.

  • News

    Balans lfls up 18.3% in 2016


    Balans, the London-based restaurant and café group, has reported like-for-like sales up 18.3% for the year ending 31 December.

  • News

    Balans set for Clapham


    Balans, the six-strong restaurant and café group, is set to make its first move into south west London

  • News

    Feast HQ targets restaurant deliveries to hotels


    The founder of a late night food delivery service is targeting hotels to help them offer quality room service without running their kitchens after 11pm.

  • News

    Balans eyes growth for café concept


    David Taylor, co-founder of Balans Soho Society, says he hopes to roll out the company’s dawn till dusk café format, which he described as “the original casual dining concept”.

  • News

    Balans confirmed for ex-Kopapa site


    Balans Soho Society has been confirmed as the new owners of the ex-Kopapa site in London’s Covent Garden

  • Wrap it Up! breakfast buritto
    Analysis & Insight

    Mexican food grows and evolves on UK menus


    Burritos and enchiladas were the fastest rising items on menus at UK restaurants and pubs in the fourth quarter of 2014, as Mexican food evolves into barbecue-inspired and other fusion formats, new research from Technomic shows

  • Bill's

    Bill's FY EBITDA more than doubles


    Bill’s Restaurants saw EBITDA (pre-opening costs) grow 125.5% to £3.7m in the year to 28 July 2013 on the back of like-for-like sales growth of 9.2% and new openings, which helped lift turnover by 175.6% to £27.6m

  • Bill's

    Bill’s secures Tunbridge Wells site


    Bill’s Restaurants, the fast-growing Richard Caring-backed chain, has further strengthened its openings pipeline, after securing the Dame Tartine site in Tunbridge Wells

  • Bill's

    Bill’s eyes Bluewater opening


    Bill’s Restaurants, the fast-growing Richard Caring-backed chain, is closing in on a site in Bluewater, Kent, M&C Report understands

  • Comptoir Libanais

    Comptoir Libanais opens at Bluewater


    Comptoir Libanais, the London-based Lebanese fast-casual concept, has opened its latest site in Bluewater, its seventh it total, as it continues to ramp up its rollout program

  • News

    Le Pain takes ex-Balans site