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    Pizza Express exits further 23 sites

    2021-01-13T08:44:00Z

    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

    2021-01-12T08:40:00Z

    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

    2021-01-08T16:13:00Z

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

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    Peter Martin: Creating the playbook

    2020-11-13T08:30:00Z

    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

    2020-11-06T10:17:00Z

    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

    2020-10-29T16:21:00Z

    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

    2020-10-12T07:43:00Z

    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

    2020-08-17T07:48:00Z

    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

    2020-08-04T08:58:00Z

    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

    2020-07-23T15:22:00Z

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

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    Potential restructure at Pizza Express

    2020-07-15T07:30:00Z

    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

    2020-06-24T07:48:00Z

    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

    2020-06-22T11:13:00Z

    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

    2020-06-09T11:31:00Z

    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

    2020-05-29T06:59:00Z

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

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    Pizza Express MD Zoe Bowley: Shared rent burden a ‘sensible short-term solution’

    2020-05-20T07:41:00Z

    A three-way shared rent payment would be a “sensible route in the short term”, Pizza Express managing director Zoe Bowley has said.

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    Pizza Express to relaunch delivery

    2020-05-18T15:27:00Z

    Pizza Express is set to relaunch certain sites for delivery in the next two weeks, MCA’s The Conversation has heard.

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    UKH and Industry CEOs call on Government for immediate support

    2020-03-17T15:11:00Z

    In a joint letter with UK Hospitality, over 200 CEOs from across the hospitality industry have appealed to the Prime Minister to ’act without delay’ in implementing immediate government support for the sector.

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    Bangkok bounce back?

    2020-02-12T07:55:00Z

    Once the darling of the Thai restaurant scene, Busaba has had a tough few years, with falling profits and site closures. Now with a simplified offer and a fresh focus on the capital, it’s looking to bounce back

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    ​Kitopi raises $60m in new funding

    2020-02-03T08:57:00Z

    Kitopi, the smart kitchen operator, has raised $60m in new funding led by Lumia Capital.