All Giraffe articles – Page 2

  • 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 ...

  • Shake Shack

    Shake Shack and Barburrito opening in Gatwick


    Shake Shack is to open its debut airport site with TRG Concessions at Gatwick Airport’s North Terminal, MCA can reveal.

  • Ed's Diner

    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.

  • GettyImages Gatwick Airport

    TRG Concessions teams up with Russel Joffe on Sonoma launch


    TRG Concessions has partnered with Russel Joffe, founder of the original Giraffe brand, on the launch of a new casual dining concept called Sonoma.

  • 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.

  • News

    BD Foods acquired by AAK


    BD Foods, the UK foodservice company, has been acquired by AAK, the Swedish-Danish oil and fat producer.

  • 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?

  • Giraffe interior

    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).

  • Analysis & Insight

    Heads up and take in the view


    MCA’s contributing editor Peter Martin gives his view on the contradictions at the heart of the eating and drinking-out sector and discusses why he thinks competition should be the sector’s lifeblood, even if it makes life more challenging for incumbents

  • Giraffe interior

    Boparan appoints KPMG to advise on Ed’s and Giraffe


    Boparan Restaurant Group has confirmed that it has appointed KPMG at advise on its options for its under-performing brands, Ed’s Easy Diner and Giraffe.

  • Bababoom

    Rhys Oldfield joins BabaBoom as backer; Jenkins and Fish depart


    Be At One founder Rhys Oldfield has joined BabaBoom as a backer of the kebab restaurant concept, MCA has learnt.

  • FishWorks

    Hoyle promoted at FishWorks


    Boparan Restaurant Group has promoted Caroline Hoyle to head of operations of its FishWorks brand, MCA understands.

  • Tim Mutton

    Cookie cutter rollouts should be consigned to history


    Tim Mutton, founder of specialist F&B design agency Blacksheep, discusses his concerns that rapid rollout programmes have led many brands to mimic the look and feel of competitors. He asks why the sector has not kept up with the relentless pace of innovation in other industries and argues that the successful operators will be the ones with the courage to do things differently.

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    Analysis & Insight

    Level of promotions up 4% YOY during run up to Christmas


    The number of promotional offers run by the Top 25 Branded Restaurants increased by 4% December, compared with the previous year, according to analysis by MCA. But, while promotional offers on food increased, drink-based deals fell.

  • Brandie Deignan

    Black & White appoints Deignan as MD


    Black & White Hospitality has appointed a new managing director to head up its franchising division.

  • News

    Slim Chickens set for Cardiff


    Boparan Restaurant Group (BRG), operator of the Giraffe and Ed’s Diner brands, is planning a first regional launch for Slim Chickens, the Texas fried chicken concept, in Cardiff, MCA has learnt.

  • News

    Boparan offers discounts for emergency service workers


    Boparan Restaurant Group is introducing new offers across its company-owned restaurants to support emergency sector workers.

  • News

    Feng Sushi MD steps down as it consolidates estate


    JD Abbasi, formerly of Farmacy and Giraffe, has stepped down as chief executive of Feng Sushi, the London-based Japanese sushi restaurant and delivery company, as it continues to consolidate its estate.