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    PizzaExpress launches recruitment drive


    PizzaExpress is launching a nationwide campaign to recruit 1,000 staff as its pizzerias reopen in May and June.

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    PizzaExpress and Deliveroo go exclusive


    PizzaExpress and Deliveroo have announced a new two-year exclusive delivery deal across the UK and Ireland that will cover 290 restaurants.

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    Nando’s becomes biggest brand by outlets


    Nando’s has become the biggest restaurant brand in the UK by both outlet numbers and turnover, Lumina Intelligence’s Restaurant Report reveals.

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    ‘As good as could be expected’ - operators react to the Budget


    In what is now a well-worn routine, Boris Johnson was last week the bearer of bad news, announcing a much slower than preferred roadmap reopening, with hospitality apparently at the end of the queue.

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    Zoe Bowley: ‘We are fully energised to seize opportunities’


    Following what can only be described as a transformational 2020, Pizza Express is primed and ready for the next stage of its growth, according to MD Zoe Bowley.

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    Pizza Express exits further 23 sites


    Pizza Express has closed an additional 23 sites, on top of the 74 sites exited as part of the company voluntary arrangement (CVA).

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    Pizza Express strengthens senior team


    Pizza Express has made two further appointments to its senior team following the completion of its recapitalisation last November.

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    Pizza Express launches at-home pizza kits


    Pizza Express has further diversified its at-home offer with two limited edition pizza kits.

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    Peter Martin: Creating the playbook


    When David Campbell took on the top job at Wagamama one of the first things he did was start to read. The book was The Way of the Noodle, part written and inspired by Wagamama’s enigmatic creator Alan Yau.

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    Pizza Express appoints Campbell and Leighton in new senior team


    Pizza express has announced the completion of its recapitalisation, appointing former Wagamama chief executive David Campbell as its new CEO.

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    Pizza Express to cut further 1,300 jobs


    Pizza Express will cut 1,300 roles across its estate as it looks to reduce its UK team. With job losses expected at all of its 370 sites, the business has said it has had to make the difficult decision as a result of declining footfall since September and poor city centre trade. The reduction will take place through a combination of voluntary and compulsory redundancies, and it is hoped the newly downsized team will place the business in a better position to prepare for 2021 and beyond.

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    Pizza Express to be taken over by bondholders in debt for equity swap


    Pizza Express is set to be taken over by its bondholders after a sale process seeking potential buyers failed to find a competitive offer.

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    Dominic Walsh: Casual dining one of ‘big losers’ of pandemic


    It used to be so simple. Come up with a restaurant concept and a brand, open one restaurant, then a second, then aim for five outlets then ten and 20, and if it’s still working, press the button on a nationwide rollout. Well, something like that, anyway.

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    Pizza Express to close 15% of estate in restructuring


    Pizza Express has today announced that it is to undergo a financial and operational restructuring, which could see the permanent closure of 15% of its estate.

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    Pizza Express to reopen a further 150 sites


    Pizza Express is set to open a further 150 restaurants by the beginning of August.

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    Potential restructure at Pizza Express


    Hony Capital, which owns Pizza Express, could be “all but wiped out in a restructuring” according to a report in the Times. It said Hony Capital, which bought the 627 strong chain for £873m in 2014, had “looked at the possibility of injecting more equity into the business but is now thought to be resigned to ceding control to its bondholders.” It went on to say that “none of the parties involved would comment” but there “were suggestions last night that a financial restructuring, possibly including some restaurant closures, could come as early as next week.”

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    Pizza Express announces opening plan


    Pizza Express is reopening of 46 of its restaurants for dine-in customers from Thursday, 9 July. 

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    Pizza Express launches virtual brand


    Pizza Express has announced the launch its first virtual delivery brand, Mac & Wings.

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    Pizza Express adds option to click and collect


    Pizza Express has taken another tentative step towards reopening by adding an option to click and collect pizzas from the 13 sites in London that are already open for delivery. Click and collect will only be available via the Pizza Express website. Safety measures have already been introduced at restaurants including social distancing, protective screens and additional cleaning.

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    Pizza Express opens select sites for delivery


    Pizza Express has opened 13 sites across London for delivery only.