All Gourmet Burger Kitchen (GBK) articles – Page 5

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    Franco Manca to double up in Brighton


    Franco Manca is to double up in Brighton after securing a site at the city’s marina, MCA has learnt.

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    Franco Manca appoints people director


    Franco Manca has appointed Gillian Lambden, formerly of Itsu, as its first people director

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    M&A activity – 2016 a year in review


    2016 was another eventful year in the restaurant and bars sector. Despite some strong headwinds, a steady flow of deal activity has continued over the last 12 months. BDO M&A specialists Tom Barnard and Eleanor Moulsdale take a look at the deals that shaped 2016 and who will be the movers and shakers over the next 12 months.

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    Ramen home a good idea


    When Emma Reynolds began a noodle business with her flatmate, she never expected the potential to be realised so quickly and in such an impressive manner. Mel Flaherty catches up with the former microbiology student

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    Christmas trading round-up


    Leading operators share their experiences of Christmas trading with MCA, including Loungers, Novus Leisure, Dirty Martini, City Pub Company, Gourmet Burger Kitchen, Draft House, Inception Group and Pizza Pilgrims among others.

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    Evans becomes Tonkotsu MD


    Tonkotsu has promoted Stephen Evans from operations director to managing director

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    Bella Italia property sold for £3.55m


    The freehold of a Grade II-Listed property in Exeter, including a Bella Italia, has been purchased for £3.55m

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    Burger King seeks investment for UK arm


    Burger King’s parent company has approached ‎private equity firms about a deal to invest in its UK operations

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    Arc confirms new Manahatta site in Leeds


    Arc Inspirations, whose venues include Banyan Bar and Kitchen, Kith and Kin, The Pit and Trio, is investing £1.2m in a second Manahatta venue in Leeds. 

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    GBK on track to post FY turnover of c£80m


    Alasdair Murdoch, chief executive of GBK has told MCA that the group is on track to post turnover close to £80m in its current financial year

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    Cote confirms second Limeyard site


    Cote has confirmed it has secured a second site for its all-day American kitchen concept, Limeyard.

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    Famous Brands expects softer margins after GBK deal


    Famous Brands, the South African owner of Wimpy and Gourmet Burger Kitchen, is anticipating “softer margins” after acquiring the UK better burger group in September 2016.

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    Operators confirmed for Oldham


    Oldham Council has confirmed that GBK, Loungers and Nando’s are to launch flagship restaurants at its £36.7m Old Town Hall development

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    GBK confirmed for Berners St


    Gourmet Burger Kitchen has confirmed it has secured its third site in London’s West End, in Berners Street

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    GBK eyes regional growth after £120m takeover


    Gourmet Burger Kitchen chief executive Alasdair Murdoch has told MCA he believes Famous Brands spent £120m on the brand because “we have concentrated on building a great business, as opposed to a business we could sell”.

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    Famous Brands acquires GBK


    Famous Brands, the South Africa-based operator of the Wimpy and Steers concepts, has acquired Gourmet Burger Kitchen, in a deal believed to be worth £120m.

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    GBK expansion plans on target


    Alasdair Murdoch, the chief executive of Gourmet Burger Kitchen (GBK), the Capricorn Ventures-backed group, has told MCA that he is confident the group will hit the 100-site mark before Easter 2018.

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    Tonkotsu to make regional debut


    Tonkotsu, the ramen noodle restaurant group, is to make its regional debut later this summer in Birmingham.

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    Evans joins Tonkotsu as ops director


    Stephen Evans, former development director at GBK, has joined Ramen noodle restaurant group Tonkotsu as its new operations director,

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    GBK eyes further expansion in Ireland


    GBK has bought back its Irish franchise rights from local businessman Graeme Beere as it looks to add further sites to its five-strong estate in the country