All La Tasca articles – Page 2

  • Analysis & Insight

    Jones goes back to the coalface


    TPG Capital has returned to a trusted lieutenant, and one of the most impressive operators in the UK’s hospitality sector over the last 25 years, in a bid to move Prezzo forward. But why has Karen Jones decided this was the right time and opportunity to get back to the shop floor and how long will she need to be there, asks Mark Wingett

  • Opinion

    Perhaps they are on to something


    Unsolicited bids for the Azzurri Group, a tenanted pub sector rife with M&A speculation and an acquisitive BrewDog, sector consolidation is back on the agenda, and not just for those looking to pick up the fallout from the current round of Company Voluntary Arrangements

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    Wilkinson steps back from CDG


    Simon Wilkinson has stepped back from a day-to-day role at the Steve Richards-led Casual Dining Group (CDG)

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    Price to chair Seafood Pub Company


    Graham Price, the co-founder of Brunning & Price, has joined Seafood Pub Company, the 12-strong, Joycelyn Neve-led pub and restaurant group, as its new chairman, MCA has learnt.

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    Off the hook


    Loch Fyne never delivered the returns Greene King hoped for when it paid £68m for the business. With the pub operator and brewer trying to off load the brand again, Mark Wingett ask if it is worth casting the net out for

  • News

    Caring eyes Jamie’s Threadneedle site


    Richard Caring, the serial sector investor, is believed to be one of the frontrunners to take the Jamie’s Italian site in the City.

  • News

    Operators should not ignore £1bn free-from market


    Foodservice operators should not ignore the growing gluten-free opportunity in the UK, delegates at MCA ’s Marketing Conference heard last week. Lucinda Bruce-Gardyne, chef and entrepreneur, Genius Foods, said the free-from category was currently worth £1bn in the UK, with 25% of the population buying into the gluten-free ...

  • News

    Caring’s Harry’s Dolci changes name before launch


    Caprice Holdings has changed the name of its new premium casual, Italian concept, before its launch next month

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    Analysis & Insight

    ​Numbers add up for Ibérica


    From data analysis of its portfolio to an appreciation for British rivals, founder of Ibérica, Marco Fernandez Pardo, is carving through the choppy water of Brexit – something he believes will take the UK ‘down the toilet’. Finn Scott-Delany speaks to the Spanish economist

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    ​Caring appoints Hall to oversee restaurant concepts


    Serial sector investor Richard Caring has appointed Graham Hall, currently at Ennismore, to aid the continued growth of his current restaurant concepts.

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    ​Caprice reveals Harry’s Dolci details


    Caprice Holdings, the Richard Caring-backed group, has revealed details of its latest concept Harry’s Dolci

  • News

    Eagle Eye heralds “transformational year”


    Eagle Eye saw its revenue increase by 71% to £11.1m in the 12 months to 30 June 2017

  • FareShare

    CDG partners with food waste charity


    The Casual Dining Group (CDG) has partnered with food waste charity FareShare to identify where food is going to waste and how it can instead be redistributed to people in need.

  • News

    Caring lines up James St opening


    Richard Caring is set to further strengthen his presence in central London, after securing another restaurant site in Marylebone

  • News

    Bilbao Berria eyes three sites in 18 months


    Norte by Grupo Bilbao Berria, the Spanish restaurant brand, is to close its debut site in St James as it seeks the next stage in its development, MCA understands.

  • News

    Williams steps down from TLG


    Chris Williams has stepped down as operations director at Thai Leisure Group

  • News

    Bill’s strengthens team with Hepworth appointment


    Bill’s has further strengthened its operations team with the appointment of Kai Hepworth as regional director of operations

  • News

    Bilbao Berria repositioned and restructured


    Bilbao Berria, the Spanish restaurant brand, has completed its repositioning and restructuring plans

  • Opinion

    Living Ventures: The grand adventure goes on


    As Living Ventures group managing director Paul Moran says, it has been “an absolutely massive year” for the north-west-based restaurant and bar company – from dealing with the sad passing of founder Tim Bacon, completing its biggest deal to date and gearing up to launch its first new concept for a number of years. Mark Wingett talks to him about the next chapter for Living Ventures

  • News

    Enrique Tomas plans UK expansion


    Enrique Tomas has appointed James Picton as its executive director for the UK, as it targets opening 25 new sites here