All Gondola Group articles – Page 2

  • News

    Zizzi grows pipeline


    Zizzi, the Gondola-owned chain, has further added to its pipeline of openings, with new sites lined up in Hereford, Manchester and Stratford

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    ASK Italian launches menu with #RespectThePasta message


    ASK Italian, the Gondola-owned chain, has launched a new marketing campaign, under the banner of #RespectThePasta, to support the introduction of the group’s Spring menu

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    PizzaExpress strengthens management team


    PizzaExpress has strengthened its management team with the appointments of former Whitbread finance director Andy Pellington as its new chief financial officer, and Charlotte Maxwell, formerly of Talk Talk, as its new commercial director

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    PizzaExpress grows international presence


    PizzaExpress has continued to grow its international presence opening two further sites in India, expanding its presence in Hong Kong and Shanghai, and making its debut in Bali and Saudi Arabia

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    PizzaExpress opens in Saudi Arabia


    PizzaExpress, the Gondola-owned chain, has made its debut in Saudi Arabia as part of a franchise agreement with Alshaya International Trading

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    PizzaExpress launches new programme for undergraduates


    PizzaExpress has launched new undergraduate placements to help recruit future leaders for the hospitality industry

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    ASK Italian launches interactive recruitment site


    ASK Italian has won the ‘Best Candidate Experience’ at the In-house Recruitment Awards

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    PizzaExpress wins family friendly award


    PizzaExpress has been awarded GOLD at this year’s Mumsnet Family Friendly Awards, which were presented by Deputy Prime Minster, Nick Clegg, on Monday evening

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    Operators sign up for Bracknell regeneration scheme


    Zizzi and Nando’s have signed up to open units at The Bracknell Regeneration Partnership, the joint venture between Legal & General Property and Schroder Property, which is set to come online in 2015

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    Analysis & Insight

    Break out for Byron


    Earlier this month, the Gondola Group’s chief executive Harvey Smyth said that the last 12 months had been a break-out year for the company’s burger brand, Byron. On Friday, those words took on new meaning. A process that had stalled back in June was jump started by an off-market approach by Hutton Collins. But what changed in the last three or so months and what next for both Byron and Gondola?

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    Exile's over for Graham Turner


    Dominic Walsh assesses the return to business of Graham Turner, the new executive chairman of Novus Leisure, and recent statements made by Gondola CEO Harvey Smyth

  • News

    PizzaExpress launches autumn menu


    PizzaExpress, the Gondola-owned chain, has launched its new autumn menu this week, with more pizza options than ever and a wider range of dishes

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    Gondola delivers strong performance


    M&C Report takes a closer look at the full-year update from Gondola Group, the operator of PizzaExpress, Zizzi, ASK and Byron, including its capital structure, international expansion plans, the repositioning of Zizzi, a new FD for ASK, a breakout year for Byron and its feeling that there are early signs of recovery in the broader economy

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    Byron expansion continues


    Byron, the Gondola-owned gourmet burger chain, has secured a site in Milton Keynes for an opening later this year as it moves closer to reaching its 45-site target by the end of 2013, M&C Report has learnt

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    Byron set for Shoreditch


    Byron, the Gondola-owned gourmet burger chain, has secured a further site in London, after taking a unit at the Avant Garde development in Shoreditch, M&C Report has learnt.

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    PizzaExpress launches pizza-making apprenticeships


    PizzaExpress is launching what it claims is the first ever nationally recognised qualification in the art of pizza-making

  • News

    ASK collects people management award


    ASK Italian won the Organisational Learning category of the CIPD People Management awards, which were held at the Hilton London Park Lane on 17 September

  • News

    ASK Italian launches fundraising tour


    ASK Italian has launched a nationwide fundraising initiative aimed at raising £250,000 for Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity

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    PizzaExpress adds to retail range


    PizzaExpress has announced that it is adding a new selection of restaurant-quality breads to its retail offer from next month

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    Byron strengthens pipeline


    Byron, the Gondola-owned gourmet burger chain, has secured a further two sites in London, at the O2 and in Westminster, M&C Report has learnt