By M&C Report team2007-05-27T07:19:00+01:00
The Italian American restaurant brand from The Restaurant Group has rebranded its Basildon branch to Frankie’s, the first of three major refurbishments this year
In the second part of an interview with MCA, Andy Hornby, chief executive of The Restaurant Group, discusses the importance of accurate supply forecasting and simplifying menus as a way of controlling menu price inflation. He also discusses pub estate expansion, as well as current and future prospects for trading.
There was a generally positive reaction from analysts to The Restaurant Group’s recent first half trading update, which included the 15-week period following the reopening of indoor dining, although longer-term questions remain.
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The barbecue and lobster restaurant is to open a 6,100 sq ft site in Bluewater shopping centre.
A lack of staff has meant the restaurant group has had to reduce covers, with the situation likely to worsen as Christmas approaches.
The udon chain will have four sites open in the capital by the end of the year, but the fast-casual concept is more than just a London-centric brand, CEO Keith Bird explains
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