Gourmet burger group Hachè has been acquired by Cabana co-founder Jamie Barber, former Richoux managing director Ed Standring, and Ian Neill, ex chief executive of Wagamama.

Hachè, which has restaurants in Camden, Chelsea, Clapham, Balham and Shoreditch, was established 12 years ago by Berry and Suzie Casey.

Barber said: “Haché is the daddy of them all and started the premium burger movement back in 2004. We are delighted to be involved”.

Standring’s departure from AIM-listed restaurant operator, Richoux, was announced this morning.

He said: “We are thrilled to be working with such a well-loved brand. We are planning a gentle programme of refurbishments over the next 12 months while bedding in new systems and integrating the business. We’re excited about the potential of the brand and its people.”

Berry Casey said: “Haché is ready for expansion and I feel Jamie and Ed are the right people to steer the brand in realising its true potential.”