All Little Chef articles – Page 3

  • Ed's Easy Diner

    Ed’s in Middle East talks


    Ed’s Easy Diner, the Andrew Guy-led chain, is in advanced talks to launch in the Middle East

  • Ed's Victoria Centre

    Ed’s strengthens property team


    Ed’s Easy Diner, the Andrew Guy-led chain, has strengthened its property team with the appointment of former Little Chef property director Chris Cotton as its new property and development manager, M&C Report understands.

  • Domino Pizza From oven

    Domino’s appoints new head of marketing


    Domino’s Pizza Group has appointed Rebecca Rose, formerly of the Kout Food Group (KFG), as it new head of marketing

  • Byron MK

    Habit forming


    As the UK economy continues to recover from the post-financial crisis recession, consumer confidence has picked up, supporting discretionary spending on leisure activities, including dining out, says Rupesh Patel of Grant Thornton UK LLP, which has published new report called Come Dine With Us. Alongside this cyclical trend, structural changes in consumers’ eating habits are also reshaping the bars, restaurants and casual dining industry and are driving sector transaction activity.

  • Steve RIchards

    Tragus completes restructure, appoints new chair


    Tragus has completed its restructuring and refinancing, which has seen the company reduce its debt burden from £258m to £91m and cut its estate to c200 core sites

  • News

    Perfect Pizza plans major expansion and diversification


    Pizza delivery business Perfect Pizza plans to a major expansion drive to increase its estate four-fold to around 150 sites over the next two years and introduce a “dual proposition” offer featuring both pizza and chicken, M&C Report has learnt

  • Little Chef

    Kout in Subway tie-in


    Kout Food Group (KFG) is believed to have signed a deal with Subway, which will see the sandwich brand open up a number of units at roadside locations next to or inside Little Chefs

  • Analysis & Insight

    BBC names eating-out brands with best and worst hygiene ratings


    Most major national eating-out brands were found to have none or very few sites with unsatisfactory levels of food hygiene, according to analyst of Food Standards Agency data examined by the BBC

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    Kout acquires further Costa franchisee


    Kout Food Group (KFG), the Kuwaiti-based foodservice firm, has acquired its second Costa Coffee franchisee, Coffee Snobs, for c£5.2m

  • Little Chef

    Kout appoints ops director


    Kout Food Group, the Kuwaiti owner of Little Chef, has appointed former Krispy Kreme operations manager John Moore to the role of operations director, M&C Report has learnt

  • News

    Pub and restaurant freeholds sold at auction


    Several freehold properties let to major pub and restaurant operators were sold at an Allsops auction on Tuesday

  • Little Chef

    Branded chain success is not a given


    Allegra Foodservice expects the total UK restaurant market to grow by 1.7% to reach £48bn by the end of 2014. While this rate might appear relatively modest, it reflects the point that the market is by no means firing on all cylinders – and that trading conditions, whilst improving, remain challenging for many. Steve Gotham, insight director at Allegra Foodservice, assesses the situation

  • Little Chef

    Kout Group appoints new head of UK operations


    Kout Food Group, which owns Little Chef, has appointed Remco Veeren, formerly of Paul UK, as its new head of operations for the UK

  • Little Chef

    Romano steps down at Little Chef


    Frank Romano, former managing director of Brannigans operator Herald Inns & Bars, has stepped down as chief operating officer of Little Chef, the iconic restaurant chain

  • Ladies served pints of Greene King ale beer

    Carroll lined up to operate GK package


    May Capital has lined up Gerry Carroll, former managing director at Enterprise Inns and Little Chef, to manage the c300-strong tenanted pub package it is currently in advanced talks to acquire from Greene King

  • News

    Double Tree takes former Little Chef site


    A former Little Chef site in Cheshire has been sold to local restaurant group Double Tree Indian Restaurants

  • Cote

    The investment case


    At four o’clock last Wednesday morning the deal for Cote, which had been nearly a year in the making, finally got over the line. Many had questioned whether it would actually happen, with rumours of a parked process and complications over finding a chairman, but there was always a sense that this was one deal that would go through. So what next for the brand and for the leisure sector as a whole and what further opportunities are on the horizon?

  • News

    Jack: Sector acquisitions at six-year high


    The current period is the most active for acquisitions in the licensed retail sector since 2007, a leading analyst has argued following the £100m sale of Cote and the expected imminent sale of 300 Greene King pubs

  • Little Chef

    Kout enters coffee market


    Kout Food Group (KFG), the Kuwaiti-based foodservice firm, which recently acquired Little Chef, has announced the acquisition of award-winning Costa Coffee franchisee South West Coffee, which operates eight sites, for c£3.1m.

  • News

    Jahan Group takes Little Chef site


    Jahan Group, the northern England-based Indian restaurant operator, has taken the lease on a former Little Chef in Merseyside, taking its estate to five as it looks to expand in the region