All Busaba Eathai articles

  • 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 ...

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    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.

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    Longreads

    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

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    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.

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    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
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    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.

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    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.

  • Loch Fyne in Egham, now owned by Grosvenor Pubs
    News

    Grosvenor Pubs takes Loch Fyne site for second opening

    2019-01-11T08:32:00Z

    Grosvenor Pubs, the Downing-backed vehicle led by former Busaba Eathai chief executive Jason Myers, has taken on the Loch Fyne site in Egham, Surrey, MCA understands.

  • Wagamama
    News

    TRG gambles big on Wagamama deal

    2018-10-31T08:18:00Z

    The Restaurant Group (TRG) chief executive Andy McCue has rolled the dice and landed on Wagamama – arguably the UK restaurant sector’s best-in-class concept. It is a gamble that many would argue the Frankie & Benny’s operator had to take, but – with TRG’s shareholder still to OK the deal – what does it mean for both businesses and for the wider sector, asks Mark Wingett.

  • Busaba Eathai Interior
    News

    Busaba appoints CFO

    2018-09-19T08:56:00Z

    Busaba Eathai has appointed Marc Whitehead, the former finance director at the Fat Duck group as its chief financial officer.

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    Deliveroo to have 400 virtual brands by end of month

    2018-09-14T08:41:00Z

    Deliveroo is set to reach 400 virtual restaurants by the end of September, MCA understands.

  • Busaba Eathai
    News

    Busaba launches Katsu Kitchen delivery brand

    2018-09-04T08:21:00Z

    Busaba Eathai, the Thai restaurant group, has launched a Japanese-inspired virtual brand, Katsu Kitchen, via Deliveroo.

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    News

    Jamie Oliver Restaurants appoints Radix as interim CFO

    2018-09-04T08:20:00Z

    Jamie Oliver Restaurant Group has appointed Bharti Radix, formerly of Draft House, as interim chief financial officer, MCA understands.

  • Jason Myers
    News

    Myers and Ramsey secure first Grosvenor Pubs site

    2018-08-23T07:49:00Z

    Grosvenor Pubs, the Downing-backed vehicle led by former Busaba Eathai chief executive Jason Myers, has secured its first site.

  • Iberica
    News

    Inside track: ‘The job of opening a restaurant is never done’

    2018-07-24T08:28:00Z

    Alan Yau’s influence over restaurants is pervasive and far reaching, and Iberica MD Joel Falconer, who spent his formative years at Busaba Eathai, could not resist sharing some wisdom from the industry legend.