All Ed’s Easy Diner articles

  • Carluccio's new generation store

    Boparan confirms Carluccio’s acquisition


    Boparan Restaurant Group has finalised its acquisition of Carluccio’s.

  • Carluccio's Maida Vale

    Boparan poised to take over Carluccio’s


    Boparan Restaurant Group is poised to buy Carluccio’s out of administration, Sky News reports.

  • Giraffe exterior

    BRG closes Ed’s and Giraffe, Slim Chickens still open


    Boparan Restaurant Group, the operator behind Giraffe, Ed’s Easy Diner and Slim Chickens, has announced the closure of all sites under its Giraffe and Ed’s brands.

  • Loungers

    Loungers, Fuller’s and BRG announce closures, to-go transitions continue


    Loungers is the latest operator to announce an estate-wide temporary restaurant closure due to the impact of COVID-19, and Fuller’s will close all London pubs. 

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    Slim Chickens accelerates South Coast expansion


    Slim Chickens, the Boparan Restaurant Group’s fast-casual chicken brand, is looking to expand across the South Coast following a franchise development agreement with JRK Restaurants.

  • Slim Chickens

    Boparan eyes fast-track rollout of Slim Chickens


    Boparan Restaurant Group (BRG) is to enter into talks with potential partners to fast-track the rollout of its growth brand Slim Chickens.

  • Slim Chickens

    Boparan swaps Ed’s for Slim’s at Bluewater


    Boparan Restaurant Group is opening its seventh Slim Chickens in Bluewater shopping centre in Kent next month.

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    The Dom Walsh Awards


    Our monthly columnist from The Times hands out his annual awards to brands and operators who have made the past 12 months newsworthy – for better or for worse…

  • Wildwood

    Tasty appoints Vachhani as FD


    Tasty, the operator of dim t and Wildwood restaurants, has appointed Mayuri Vachhani as finance director.

  • Slim Chickens

    Slim Chickens trading well above expectations


    American fast-casual brand Slim Chickens has been trading “well above expectations”, Boparan Restaurant Group’s chief executive Tom Crowley has told MCA.

  • Harry Ramsden's terrace

    Deep Blue acquires Harry Ramsden’s from Boparan


    Deep Blue Restaurants has acquired Harry Ramsden’s from Boparan Restaurant Group (BRG). The transaction sees the 25-strong Deep Blue take over the entire estate of the Harry Ramsden brand, debt free, which includes outlets in 34 locations across the UK, Ireland and Malaysia. BRG will retain an interest in the ...

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    Ed’s Easy Diner introduces new vegan items to menu


    Ed’s Easy Dinner has launched its new summer menu, adding several new vegan options.

  • Lauren Shelley Sandzer
    Analysis & Insight

    Why chicken restaurants could rule the roost


    With a new wave of fried chicken shops opening in the UK in the past few years, Lauren Wellman, leasing agent at Shelley Sandzer, discusses the fundamentals that can make a focused on poultry a smart choice for emerging operators and whether there will be an operator who can steal KFC’s crown.

  • 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.

  • Slim Chickens

    Slim Chickens lines up site in Birmingham Central


    Slim Chickens has lined up a new site in Birmingham’s Grand Central Station, for an opening at the end of June.

  • Ed's Easy Diner interior

    Giraffe and Ed’s Easy Diner CVA approved


    Creditors have approved the company voluntary arrangement (CVA) of Giraffe Concepts Limited – the Boparan Restaurant Group subsidiary that operates the Giraffe and Ed’s Easy Diner brands.

  • Giraffe Stansted

    Ed’s and Giraffe closures revealed


    The list of Ed’s Easy Diner and Giraffe sites to close under the Company Voluntary Arrangement covering the two brands has been revealed.

  • Ed's Victoria Centre

    BRG eyes £10m investment in Ed's/Giraffe estate post-CVA


    Boparan Restaurant Group is thought to be willing to invest up to £10m in the Ed’s easy Diner and Giraffe estates, if a Company Voluntary Arrangement (CVA) is approved.

  • Ed's Easy Diner interior

    Twists and turns


    The casual dining sector was once again in the spotlight for the wrong reasons yesterday with the confirmation from Boparan Restaurant Group that it was seeking a Company Voluntary Agreement for its Giraffe and Ed’s Easy Diner brands. James Wallin asks what the decline of the two brands says about the wider casual dining contraction. Meanwhile, with Steve Richards departure from CDG, the two biggest players in the casual dining market are now without long-term leadership. Who would be willing to take on these mantles, and what would their strategies be?

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    Boparan to close 27 Ed’s and Giraffe sites as part of CVA


    Boparan Restaurant Group has confirmed that 27 of its 70 Ed’s Easy Diner and Giraffe sites are expected to close as part of Company Voluntary Arrangement (CVA).