Entrepreneur Richard Caring has purchased Signature Restaurants for an estimated £57m, according to reports. Caring’s growing empire now includes two Belgo, three Bierodrome and 25 Strada pizza restaurants, as well as the rights to the brand names. In addition, Caring is said to be planning a £60m brand expansion for Strada, with the goal of expanding the chain to 100 restaurants nationwide. Strada’s management is expected to remain intact. The buy adds to the clutch of restaurants Caring secured from Signature earlier this year, which saw him acquire The Ivy, J Sheekey, Daphne’s Pasha and Bam-Bou in a £31.5m deal.