All Restaurants (Casual Dining) articles

  • Halal Guys

    Halal Guys target expansion


    The Halal Guys has two more sites under offer as it plans to expand out of London and open sites across the UK.

  • Steve Richards

    Steve Richards to swap CDG for Parkdean


    Steve Richards is to leave his role as chief executive of Casual Dining Group to take up the same position at Parkdean Resorts.

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    Casual Dining Group focused on developing new revenue streams


    Casual Dining Group (CDG) is concentrating on developing new income streams such as delivery and digital, rather than boosting the size of its restaurant estate or launching new concepts, CEO Steve Richards told attendees at the Casual Dining Show yesterday.

  • Boojum

    Boojum lines up 10 new sites


    Boojum, the Dublin-based burrito brand, has 10 new stores in the pipeline over the next six months across Ireland and Northern Ireland, MCA has learnt. The new openings will double the size of group’s estate from 10 to 20, and follows David Maxwell’s acquisition of the concept in 2015. Maxwell ...

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    CDG to takeover Geronimo sites at Heathrow


    CDG is to move into pub operations after winning a tender process to run two pubs within Heathrow Airport

  • Pulled Pork

    Subway adds pulled pork to menu


    Subway is introducing a limited edition pulled pork sub to its UK and Ireland stores for the summer as part of its ‘Stay Picky’ campaign

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    Wrap it Up! to open CPU to grow London pipeline


    Wrap it up!, the gourmet deli wrap concept, is on track to reach 50 stores by 2019 across central London as it is poised for growth with a “strong pipeline” of London sites, M&C Report has learnt

  • Just Falafel

    CEO exits Just Falafel


    Just Falafel, the fast-casual chain, has made key personnel changes with co-founder Mohammed Bitar taking the role of chief executive following Fadi Malas’ departure to pursue other opportunities

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    Bleecker St Burger takes first permanent site


    Bleecker St Burger, the award winning street food concept, has secured its first permanent site at Spitalfields Market, London and is already eyeing growth

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    Sourced Market to expand hybrid to ten in five years


    Sourced Market, the hybrid casual dining-farmers market concept at London’s St Pancras Station, is looking to expand to ten sites in the next five years after securing £700k of equity investment, M&C Report has learnt

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    Las Iguanas gains Vegetarian Society accreditation


    Las Iguanas, the Latin casual dining concept backed by the Bowmark Capital group, claims to be the first casual dining restaurant group to gain Vegetarian Society accreditation

  • News

    Bite Me Pizza opens first site


    New pay-as-you-go pizza concept Bite Me Pizza is opening its first site in west London this month and plans to roll-out a chain of affordable restaurants that will deliver pizzas using drones

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    Clockjack amends lunch ahead of expansion


    Clockjack Oven, the rotisserie chicken restaurant concept led by Jerry Goldberg, is changing its lunch offering to meet the workers’ lunch market before expanding the business later in the year with plans to take it nationwide

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    Harrison caters for street food trend


    Harrison Catering Services is entering the street food segment with a pop-up street food concept for its business and industry customers called Street Feast

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    The Burger Joint looks for third site


    The Burger Joint, an independently-owned Bristol burger restaurant is looking for a third site to open late 2014 or early 2015 and is considering expansion to Bath, M&C Report has learnt

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    Giraffe rolls out café concept


    Giraffe, the Tesco-owned restaurant group, will open smaller café models of its restaurants at six Tesco Extra stores this summer at smaller stores that have high daytime footfall

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    The Burger Joint opens second site


    The Burger Joint, an independently-owned luxury burger restaurant, has opened its second site in Bristol

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    America favours fast-casual dining


    Fast-casual dining operators are gathering pace in the US and taking an increased market share from full service restaurants, with bakery cafes seeing the fastest growth in a segment worth £20.3bn

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    Square Pie plans dual growth strategy


    Square Pie, the gourmet pie shop chain, is looking to strengthen both its restaurant and wholesale pie business as part of a long term growth plan that will see it expand across the country

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    Free range fried chicken concept opens first site


    Bird, the free range fried chicken restaurant concept, has opened its first site in Shoreditch, London by husband and wife team Paul Hemings and Cara Ceppetelli, who want to elevate fried chicken