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    Prezzo to close 22 sites as future secured with Cain subsidiary


    Prezzo has been acquired by investment firm Cain International in a pre-pack administration, with 22 sites to close permanently.

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    Karen Jones appointed hospitality representative on new Business Council


    Karen Jones, current chair at Prezzo, Mowgli and Hawksmoor, has been appointed to represent hospitality on the Government’s new Build Back Better Council.

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    Prezzo acquired by Cain International


    Private equity firm Cain International has acquired Prezzo from previous owners TPG as a going concern.

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    Karen Jones: Why is it so important that hospitality wholeheartedly supports NHS Test and Trace?


    So it’s a Bank Holiday weekend, pay day for many and the last EOTHO on Bank Holiday Monday. Many of our restaurants and pubs across the UK will be very busy and it seems an opportune moment to remind ourselves of the vital importance of all our places fully supporting NHS Test and Trace. Why is it so important that hospitality wholeheartedly supports NHS Test and Trace? Because hospitality offers safe spaces for people to enjoy being with friends and family. Because we are often at the centre of our communities and high streets. We have a real responsibility to keep our customers, our teams and our communities safe and well. NHS Test and Trace is a powerful way to do just that: collecting and providing the information to help break the chain of transmission and control the virus.

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    Operators self-fund Eat Out extension


    Several operators are extending the Eat Out to Help Out discount into September, funding the cost themselves.

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    Karen Jones calls on industry to support track and trace


    Karen Jones has called on the hospitality industry to “wholeheartedly support” the NHS Test and Trace initiative. Jones said hospitality has a “real responsibility to keep our customers, our teams and our communities safe and well. NHS Test and Trace is a powerful way to do just that, collecting and providing the information to help break the chain of transmission and control the virus. “It takes minutes. It helps to save lives and stop further lockdowns. It shows our people and our customers that we are professional, proactive and caring.” She also told MCA it was vital the government could see hospitality supporting it, saying: “Government will see us as an industry worth supporting because we in turn wholeheartedly support government initiatives.”

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    Fulham Shore chairman David Page: ‘Crises create opportunities’


    The outlook for many in casual dining may appear bleak, but as in any crisis, there will be plenty of opportunities for its survivors, Fulham Shore chairman David Page has said. Speaking at MCA’s The Conversation, Page turned to his own experience as an industry veteran to reassure operators that with the right concept and the right team, the post-coronavirus fallout could be beneficial to them in the long-term.

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    Dominic Walsh: On not-so-Super Saturday and the pain that’s yet to come


    If anyone thought that July 4 would bring down the curtain on the 15-week coronavirus purdah, they were soon disabused of the notion. Super Saturday was – like the weather – something of a damp squib. While some of the big pub companies opened as many as 80% to 85% of their estates on day one, research by CGA suggests that only 45% of hostelries opened their doors on Independence Day.

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    Prezzo details phased reopening


    Prezzo has confirmed details of its phased reopening plan, with eight restaurants to open tomorrow, with a further 27 following throughout July.

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    Prezzo announces phased reopening plans


    Prezzo will have 20 of its restaurants reopened by the end of next week, with eight due to open on 4 July.

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    CDG in restructuring talks


    Causal Dining Group is in talks with advisory firm Alixpartners about a financial restructuring to secure the business through the coronavirus crisis.

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    Boparan poised to take over Carluccio’s


    Boparan Restaurant Group is poised to buy Carluccio’s out of administration, Sky News reports.

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    Prezzo appoints advisors


    Prezzo is the latest casual dining name to appoint in advisors to consider its post-coronavirus funding options.

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    Prezzo offers staff ‘income streaming’


    Prezzo has teamed up with Wagestream so its 3,000 employees can access their furlough pay early. Wagestream offers workers early access to their accrued pay when they need it, allowing them to withdraw a percentage of their earned wages for a flat £1.75 fee. Prezzo said offering staff the income streaming service would help them cope with additional pressures bought on by the coronavirus.

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    Downey’s nine-month rent free proposal backed by industry leaders


    Jonathan Downey’s nine-month rent time out proposal will be put to Government this week, backed by a number of industry leaders.

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    Dishoom says “Goodbye, for now”


    Dishoom has become the latest operator to close its restaurants amid the continuing COVID-19 outbreak.

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    Yo!, Prezzo and Byron among latest casual dining closures


    Yo!, Prezzo and Byron are some of the latest casual dining operators to temporarily close their doors.

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    ​Steve Gotham: Turning up the heat and other NPD delights


    New product development (NPD) is rightly recognised as a lifeblood for the eating out industry, and MCA’s Menu Tracker offers insights into the latest menu trends and influences across 150 leading operators. This review only serve as a taster, but the three courses have each been accompanied with three key summary insights.    

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    All’s fair in love and restaurants – how did the operators line up to fight for the Valentine’s share of wallet?


    If French is the language of love, then presumably a French restaurant should be where I head with my true love on Valentine’s Day. Certainly, the leading French chains are using several seduction techniques to secure my custom – and for good reason. February is a slow trading month and an event where consumers might be more inclined to loosen the purse strings for fear of having their heart strings damaged, is well worth aiming to capitalise upon. So who offered what on the big day?