All Las Iguanas articles – Page 5

  • Paul Dickinson Fuller's

    Fuller’s: ‘To become famous for food, we have a formula’


    The brewer and pub operator’s director of food, Paul Dickinson, talks to MCA’s sister title Food Spark about his long-term plans for the pub group’s food offering, how he hopes to improve working conditions for chefs and the acquisition of Bel and the Dragon

  • BabaBoom

    BabaBoom secures former Vintage Salt site


    BabaBoom, the kebab restaurant concept, has secured its second site, in Islington Upper Street.

  • Hubbox

    Straight outta Cornwall


    For a number of years, Hubbox, the US street food-inspired concept, was one of the West Country’s best-kept secrets but securing new investment and a high-profile chairman over the past 18 months means the business will need to win over new fans. Mark Wingett talks to founder Richard Boon

  • Goat kid wrap
    Analysis & Insight

    One trend, three trailblazers


    It’s a relatively new kid on the block, but goat meat is featuring in everything from grab-and-go curry pots to Michelin-star tasting menus. MCA’ s sister-title Food Spark asked three operators are how they are using the meat in their dishes

  • Robin Rowand, YO! Sushi CEO

    Thai breaker


    TriSpan’s acquisition of a significant stake in Rosa’s Thai Café should provide a timely boost to a market buffeted by the headwinds currently blowing through it. Mark Wingett discusses how this deal also welcomes a new investment player into the mix - one determined to make its own mark on the sector.

  • Jonathan Downey

    Downey: ‘The classic restaurant model is in trouble’


    The man who energised the street-food phenomenon picks the best new grab-and-go concepts and tells MCA’s sister title Food Spark why he is disappointed so few professional chefs have moved into street food.

  • Las Iguanas

    Las Iguanas launches ‘experiences’ on Airbnb


    Las Iguanas has launched two restaurant experiences that consumers can book through Airbnb.

  • Freshii food

    New chains shaping the healthy high street


    Canadian fast-casual chain Freshii launched in the UK earlier this year with ambitious plans to capitalise on the appetite for healthy eating. The expansion on these shores is being headed up by POD co-founder, Kate Skerritt, who spoke to MCA’s sister title Food Spark about where she sees the future of food.

  • London Street Brasserie

    CDG to build hotel-based estate


    Casual Dining Group (CDG), the operator of nearly 300 mid-market brands including Café Rouge, Bella Italia and Las Iguanas, to become the latest sector operator to eye expansion in the hotel F&B market, after signing UK franchise agreements to operate restaurants at two UK hotels.

  • News

    Gold Brands plans UK launch for Chesanyama


    Gold Brands Investments, the South Africa-based hospitality group, is looking to launch its BBQ restaurant concept Chesanyama

  • Bella Italia

    CDG signs partnership deal with Cineworld


    Casual Dining Group, the operator of Bella Italia, Café Rouge, Las Iguanas, Belgo and La Tasca, has announced a new three-year restaurant partnership deal with Cineworld, which will offer the UK’s leading cinema chain’s Unlimited cardholders a 25% discount on food and drink across the restaurant company’s brands.

  • Naved Nasir, Dishoom
    Analysis & Insight

    Interview with an innovator: Dishoom


    MCA’s sister title, Food Spark, speaks to Dishoom’s executive chef, Naved Nasir, about some of the secrets to success, how menu development goes down in Dishoom and the Indian dessert that was a complete fail.

  • News

    BabaBoom leaves Whitechapel Editions


    BabaBoom, the gourmet kebab concept, has left its Deliveroo Editions kitchen in Whitechapel after six month to concentrate on opening a new restaurant, MCA understands.

  • News

    Clarke boosts Revolution Bars Group’s property team


    Nick Clarke, who recently stepped down as property director of Bistrot Pierre, has joined Revolution Bars Group’s property team

  • 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

  • Steven Mangleshot, Wagamama's executive chef

    A peek in the Wagamama lab


    Wagamama’s executive chef Steven Mangleshot has been at the forefront of innovation in the casual-dining sector. Here he talks to Food Spark’s Tom Lee about what’s going on in his Noodle Lab

  • Las Iguanas interior

    Las Iguanas gears up for international launch


    Las Iguanas is set to make its international debut this summer with openings in Gibraltar and South Africa

  • News

    Clarke steps down from Bistrot Pierre


    Nick Clarke has stepped down as property director of Bistrot Pierre, the Livingbridge-backed French restaurant group

  • News

    Williams becomes head of operations at Veeno


    Veeno has appointed Andy Williams, formerly of Las Iguanas and Potbelly UK, as its new head of operations

  • News

    Turtle Bay set for Southend


    Turtle Bay, the Caribbean restaurant chain, is to further strengthen its presence in Essex, with an opening in Southend