All Giraffe articles – Page 16

  • Weekend Press

    Bank Holiday weekend press round-up, 24-26 August


    RestaurantsFood police lose fight to outlaw rare beefburgersBeefburgers cooked rare can remain on restaurant menus after a judge rejected claims by food watchdogs that they are a health risk. A wine bar and restaurant chain had been told to stop serving the burgers unless they took certain safety precautions. The ...

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    Analysis & Insight

    Johnson sits at the top table


    It has been singled out as the market leader in the ever-growing world buffet sector, but with the backing of the Luke Johnson-led Risk Capital Partners, Red Hot World Buffet (RHWB) looks set to cement that position

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    Giraffe finds every little helps


    Tesco’s purchase of Giraffe earlier this year moved both the family-friendly restaurant and the grocery giant into new territory. Has it created a blueprint for a new approach for the mid-market sector? Russel and Juliette Joffe talk about life under their new owners.

  • News

    West Cornwall set for next stage of growth


    West Cornwall Pasty Company, the Gresham-backed retailer, is looking at options for refreshing the brand and also at further expansion opportunities

  • News

    Bill’s secures Salisbury site


    Bill’s Restaurants, the fast-growing Richard Caring-backed chain, has secured a site in Salisbury, for an opening later this year

  • News

    Tesco reveals further food focus


    Tesco revealed further food-led components at its new Extra store model in Watford yesterday at its official launch, including a City Kitchen area allowing consumers to make their own meals

  • News

    H+H confirms Guildford and Ealing openings


    Harris + Hoole, the coffee shop venture from Taylor St Barista, in which Tesco has a stake, has confirmed it will open stores in Guildford and Ealing

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    Giraffe brand variants planned for Tesco


    The Giraffe Stop and Burger & Cocktails by Giraffe brands will feature in Tesco stores in the future as part of the retailer’s plans to roll out the family-friendly chain

  • News

    Harris + Hoole to make transport hub debut


    Harris + Hoole is to launch its first site in a transport hub later this year in King’s Cross station

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    Tesco builds Giraffe pipeline


    Tesco has lined up a further two in-store openings for its Giraffe restaurant brand before the end of the year, M&C Report understands

  • News

    Bill’s to open in Leamington Spa


    Bill’s Restaurants, the fast-growing Richard Caring-backed chain, has secured a site in Leamington Spa

  • News

    Bill’s eyes Hammersmith


    Bill’s Restaurants, the fast-growing Richard Caring-backed chain, is thought to be eyeing a further opening in London this year in Hammersmith

  • Weekend Press

    Weekend press round-up, 27-28 July


    Weekend press round-up, 27-28 JulyPubs and barsM&B has found its balance againIt is now almost two years since billionaire Joe Lewis moored his mega-yacht by Tower Bridge and declared he’d like to swallow pub company Mitchells & Butlers in its entirety. Lewis owned 25%, so this was serious. The proposed ...

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    Analysis & Insight

    Merlin conjures up IPO thoughts


    Six years ago the sector was a buzz with talk of IPOs. Tragus, Wagamama and Pret A Manager were all reported to have explored the option, but these tentative moves were dashed through the combination of adverse market conditions and investor concerns about slowing consumer spending. The second half of ...

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    Tesco to launch Decks format


    Tesco is to launch its new casual dining format at its Extra store in the Arena Shopping Park, Coventry next month under the name Decks, which it describes as a “fresh take on eating out”, M&C Report has learnt

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    Joffe: Giraffe at the start of a “great journey”


    Russel Joffe, co-founder and managing director of Giraffe, has told M&C Report that the group’s relationship with new owner Tesco was “going well” and that both group’s were at the start of a “great journey”

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    Analysis & Insight

    Out-of-town take up


    Casual dining is becoming an essential part of the retail experience in the UK. It is now widely acknowledged that an attractive leisure mix leads to increased dwell time, as well as an improved consumer experience, says Andrew McGregor, head of leisure at Knight Frank

  • Diary

    Diary: JDW, Young's, BrewDog, M&B, Union Ventures


    This week’s Diary includes next steps for Bobby Hashemi, Youngs’ Ram Brewery finally getting approval for redevelopment, Tim Martin on dogs and caravans, and the world’s biggest carvery crawl. Pizza the actionA lot of speculation has been building up about what the first project Bobby Hashemi, the former executive chairman ...

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    Giraffe confirms Watford for first Tesco opening


    Giraffe has confirmed that it will open its first site within a Tesco store next month (5 August) in the Extra superstore in Watford

  • News

    Bill’s on track for 30-strong estate


    Bill’s is understood to be on track to reach the 30-site mark by the end of the year