All Busaba Eathai articles

  • Busaba pad thai
    News

    Busaba to trial new wet-led concept

    2024-05-17T14:15:00Z

    CEO Winston Matthews speaks to MCA about targeting younger consumers, expanding the restaurant brand across London, and taking the food offer “back to where it should be”

  • Busaba-Breakfast7796
    News

    Busaba continues to explore expansion opportunities

    2024-04-12T06:55:00Z

    The Alan Yau-founded Thai restaurant group reported a 2% decline in like-for-like sales, but continues to look at opportunities “closer to London”

  • Busaba-Breakfast7796
    News

    Busaba swings to a loss

    2023-06-12T07:19:00Z

    The Thai restaurant business said trading over the year to 18 September 2022 was strong, with 2% like-for-like sales growth, but increased costs saw it record a post-tax loss of just over £3m.

  • Busaba-Breakfast7796
    News

    Busaba making move into breakfast

    2023-05-12T07:24:00Z

    The Thai restaurant chain is to trial a breakfast menu at three of its sites from next month with a view to rolling it out to the wider estate.

  • Terry Harrison @ Busaba
    Interviews

    Busaba: ‘The business is in better shape than pre-pandemic’

    2022-06-13T15:09:00Z

    The Thai restaurant group is looking to grow, despite “a loop of fresh challenges”, managing director Terry Harrison has told MCA.

  • Busaba Eathai Interior
    News

    Busaba profits £2.87m year after CVA

    2022-02-01T08:41:00Z

    The Thai-inspired casual dining operator said its balance sheet had been favourably impacted by the write off of supplier debts in the CVA

  • Busaba_Logo_RGB_Lock-up A Teak
    News

    Busaba branches out with new concept

    2022-01-27T17:01:00Z

    The Thai restaurant group is to open an Asia inspired cocktail bar, called Ajia, in Oxford, next month.

  • Terry Harrison @ Busaba
    News

    Busaba expecting to be cash generative again this year

    2021-08-20T07:52:00Z

    Busaba has said that it expects to return to being cash generative at an operational level this year following the easing of trading restrictions, despite challenges still remaining in the casual dining sector.

  • Busaba Eathai Interior
    News

    Busaba CFO departs

    2020-12-10T08:40:00Z

    Busaba chief financial officer Marc Whitehead is stepping down from the Thai restaurant brand after three years. Whitehead helped Busaba through a sales process and earlier this year and a CVA. He is currently working to hand over to Michael Linden, formerly of Pizza Express, who joined the business this ...

  • Busaba Eathai Interior
    News

    Busaba CVA approved

    2020-10-29T08:51:00Z

    Busaba Eathai’s company voluntary arrangement (CVA) has been approved, with an 81% majority of creditors backing the proposals.

  • Terry Harrison @ Busaba
    Analysis & Insight

    Bangkok bounce back?

    2020-02-12T07:55:00Z

    Once the darling of the Thai restaurant scene, Busaba has had a tough few years, with falling profits and site closures. Now with a simplified offer and a fresh focus on the capital, it’s looking to bounce back

  • Harlem Soul
    News

    Soul Food Enterprises sold in pre-pack

    2019-11-21T07:55:00Z

    Soul Food Enterprises, the operator of Harlem Soul and Stax Diner, and its subsidiary Butterscotch bakery, have been sold in a pre-pack administration, MCA understands.

  • Busaba_Logo_RGB_Lock-up A Teak
    News

    Busaba unveils new brand identity

    2019-10-24T07:45:00Z

    Busaba has unveiled a new brand identity to tie in with its 20th anniversary, as it looks to reenergise the business and stand out in the crowded casual dining market.

  • Potting Shed Bar & Gardens
    News

    Potting Shed appoints Creighton as MD

    2019-08-07T07:55:00Z

    Bar group Potting Shed has appointed John Creighton, formerly of Walkabout, as managing director, MCA understands.

  • Busaba Eathai Interior
    News

    Muzinich takes controlling stake in Busaba Eathai

    2019-07-11T08:00:00Z

    Muzinich Private Debt has acquired a controlling stake in Busaba Eathai, through a new holding company Curry Acquisitions.

  • Quiz
    Opinion

    Gotham’s Easter quiz

    2019-04-18T07:21:00Z

    With the Easter bank holiday weekend almost upon us, MCA’s market insight director Steve Gotham offers up a bit of a light-hearted break from the norm with a test of your knowledge of the eating and drinking out market.

  • News

    International kebab concept Kababji lines up second UK site

    2019-04-04T07:43:00Z

    International Lebanese grill house Kababji has lined up its second UK site, in Birmingham’s Grand Central shopping centre.

  • Carluccio's new generation store
    News

    Carluccio’s appoints new ops director

    2019-03-19T08:37:00Z

    Carluccio’s has appointed former Zizzi head of operations, Lee Goodridge, as its new operations director.

  • BigChefs
    News

    BigChefs plans UK launch

    2019-02-08T08:56:00Z

    BigChefs, the Turkish all-day dining concept, is working to create a joint venture in the UK to bring the brand to a central London location, MCA has learnt.

  • Sushi
    News

    Sushimania looks to add up to four this year

    2019-01-17T09:20:00Z

    Sushimania is looking to add another three or four sites to its estate in the next 12 months, and is currently negotiating on sites in St Albans and Camden, MCA understands.