All Pesto articles

  • Traynor joins Chopstix
    News

    Darren Traynor swaps Pesto for Chopstix

    2018-08-14T08:38:00Z

    Chopstix Group has appointed Darren Traynor as its new operations director, MCA has learnt.

  • News

    Pesto to open 11th site, in Chester

    2018-04-18T08:45:37.113Z

    Pesto Restaurants is to open its next site in Chester, at the former Yacht Inn on Parkgate Road in Woodbank.

  • News

    Pesto appoints Traynor as ops director

    2018-02-02T15:34:25.090Z

    Pesto Restaurants has appointed former Greene King operations manager Darren Traynor as operations director.

  • News

    Traynor joins Pesto as ops director

    2017-11-08T08:11:06.383Z

    Darren Traynor, formerly of Orchid Group and Greene King, has joined Pesto as its new operations director

  • News

    Pesto secures 10th site

    2017-04-12T08:28:00Z

    Pesto, the Italian pub and restaurant group led by Neil Gatt and Sara Edwards, has secured it tenth site.

  • News

    Pesto secures 9th site; FY sales up 21%

    2016-11-22T08:31:29.183Z

    Pesto, the Italian pub and restaurant group led by Neil Gatt and Sara Edwards, has secured its first site in east Cheshire – its ninth in total.

  • Pesto owners Neil Gatt and Sara Edwards
    Analysis & Insight

    Gatt’s the way to do it

    2015-11-06T16:25:34.637Z

    Having introduced Brits to ‘tapas’ dining at La Tasca, Neil Gatt is now pursuing the continuing roll out of Pesto – the chain of small-plate Italian restaurants that he launched back in 2006.

  • News

    Pesto eyes further growth

    2015-10-16T16:17:02.877Z

    Pesto is hopeful of adding two further sites, both based in the Midlands, to its Pesto in a Pub estate before the end of 2015

  • News

    Pesto reveals second partnership with Marston’s

    2015-05-19T08:39:24.157Z

    Pesto Restaurants has secured its second site with Marston’s, co-owner Neil Gatt has told M&C Report.

  • Pesto owners Neil Gatt and Sara Edwards
    News

    Latest Pesto breaks records; company eyes “many more”

    2015-03-08T21:05:00Z

    Pesto, the Italian pub and restaurant group led by Neil Gatt and Sara Edwards, is celebrating the opening of the latest Pesto in a Pub at the Dicconson Arms in Lancashire, after taking £30k in its first week. Pesto, which currently operates six pubs and one restaurant at the ...

  • Pesto owners Neil Gatt and Sara Edwards
    News

    Pesto secures lease on Marston’s pub in Lancashire

    2014-11-14T16:34:00Z

    Pesto Restaurants has secured the lease of a Marston’s pub to open its first site in Lancashire.

  • Five Guys Bluewater
    News

    Five Guys secures trio of sites

    2014-07-02T07:45:00Z

    Five Guys UK, the popular US burger chain, is understood to have secured three new sites, including its first in Scotland.

  • Pesto in the pub
    News

    Pesto could exceed 100 sites

    2014-05-20T08:02:00Z

    Pesto, the north west-based pub and restaurant chain led by La Tasca founder Neil Gatt, could expand beyond 100 sites and may look at freehold acquisitions, Gatt has told M&C Report

  • News

    Pesto looks south

    2014-05-19T14:17:00Z

    Pesto, the north west-based pub and restaurant chain led by La Tasca founder Neil Gatt, plans to focus more on openings in southern England and expects to fall short of its 10-site openings target for 2014

  • News

    Pesto to exit Spirit pubs

    2014-01-31T07:58:11.363Z

    Pesto in the Pub, the north west-based pub and restaurant chain led by La Tasca founder Neil Gatt, is to exit its two Spirit Pub Company sites after neither company was happy with the returns

  • TGI Friday
    News

    TGI secures Pesto site

    2014-01-23T07:49:51.737Z

    TGI Friday’s has secured its first site in Liverpool after exchanging on the Pesto restaurant site in the Liverpool One scheme

  • News

    Pesto to exit Liverpool One

    2014-01-17T16:31:00Z

    Pesto, the north west-based pub and restaurant chain led by La Tasca founder Neil Gatt, is to exit its restaurant site in the Liverpool One scheme

  • News

    Pesto secures Star pub

    2013-11-26T07:36:00Z

    Pesto, the north west-based pub and restaurant chain led by La Tasca founder Neil Gatt, has continued its expansion by securing a Star Pubs & Bars leasedhold site in the West Midlands, M&C Report has learnt

  • News

    Pesto strengthens pipeline

    2013-08-16T07:47:00Z

    Pesto, the north west-based pub and restaurant chain, led by La Tasca founder Neil Gatt, is understood to have lined up a further two openings before the end of the year

  • News

    Pesto secures North Yorks site

    2013-06-21T07:43:00Z

    Pesto, the north west-based pub and restaurant chain, led by La Tasca founder Neil Gatt has secured its first site in North Yorkshire