All La Tasca articles – Page 4

  • Giraffe Tesco Cheshunt

    Who is going to stick their neck out?


    The endgame in Tesco’s often uneasy ownership of Giraffe has begun and speculation over who will take the restaurant chain off the retailer’s hands – for a sum far from the £48.5m it paid - is gathering pace. However, is there still a business or brand left that is worth acquiring or as we are seeing with La Tasca and Strada, is it the pull of a guaranteed pipeline that is the real draw?

  • News

    Q1 lfls up 15% at Giggling Squid


    Giggling Squid has reported a 15% increase in like-for-like sales for the first quarter of the year

  • News

    La Tasca overhauls menu


    La Tasca launched what it has described as its “most radical menu overhaul for three years in London and the South last week”

  • News

    Pepper steps down from La Tasca


    Following the full integration of La Tasca into the Casual Dining Group, David Pepper will leave the business this week after five years as its people director

  • Loch Fyne exterior
    Analysis & Insight

    Had their fill?


    Did the recovery in the wider economy mean that timing was always against Red Hot World Buffet emerging from the swathe of all-you-can-eat buffet operators that sprung up during the downturn? At the same time, Mark Wingett looks at the upcoming change at the top at Young’s and whether anyone will take up the challenge of unlocking the potential of Loch Fyne from Greene King.

  • News

    Giggling set for Norwich


    Giggling Squid has further strengthened its openings pipeline by securing a further site in East Anglia

  • News

    CDG drives down energy use by 17%


    Casual Dining Group (CDG) has reduced annual energy use by 17% since 2012

  • Some of the winners of RROTY 2016 awards
    Analysis & Insight

    Training day for a new golden generation


    Many of the leading lights of today’s eating and drinking out sector consider themselves the products of a golden age of training, in which the future development of the individual was considered as important as short-term gains to the business. But, has that culture of personal development filtered through to the current generation? 

  • News

    CDG heralds “transformational year”


    CDG has reported that its run-rate EBITDA is projected to reach £50m, with sales well in excess of £300m in the 12 months to the 31 May 2016

  • News

    Tortilla strengthens operational team


    Tortilla has strengthened its head office team with the appointments of a head of marketing and a financial controller

  • Steve RIchards

    CDG’s Richards named Retailers’ Retailer


    Steve Richards, the driving force behind development and growth of the Casual Dining Group, has been singled out by his peers as the stand-out individual in the eating-out and drinking-out market

  • News

    CDG to take Belgo to Manchester


    Casual Dining Group (CDG) is set to launch its Belgian concept Belgo in Manchester

  • News

    CDG closes in on La Tasca US sale


    CDG has moved a step closer to agreeing to sell its four-strong La Tasca US operation to the company’s current management team

  • News

    La Tasca makes operational team changes


    La Tasca has made a couple of operational changes with James Picton, group operations director, and Peter Evans, finance director, leaving or set to leave the company

  • Ed's BBQ Grill

    Schofield steps down as Ed’s CEO


    Ivan Schofield is to step down as chief executive as Ed’s Easy Diner, just days after the group announced it had aborted its sales process

  • News

    Bella to open 20 sites by end of May


    Bella Italia, the Casual Dining Group (CDG) brand, is launching four new sites this month as part of a 20-strong openings schedule between now and May.

  • Casual Dining Group property director

    Putting spotlight back on brands


    Casual Dining Group is gearing up for substantial growth over the next few years, fuelled by seemingly unstoppable growth from the Bella Italia brand. CDG property director Phil Derbyshire talks to James Wallin about the evolution of brands, cannibalisation and how landlords are continually raising the bar for operators

  • News

    CDG to open Luton Airport Oriel


    The Casual Dining Group is to open site under its brasserie concept Oriel and Bella Italia brand at Luton Airport

  • News

    Belgo heads to the regions


    Casual Dining Group is to launch its first regional Belgo site in Nottingham later this spring

  • Las Iguanas exterior

    Las Iguanas secures ex-Strada site


    Las Iguanas is set to open a further flagship site in London, after securing a site in Bloomsbury