All Strada articles – Page 11

  • Bella Italia gelato cart

    Brand watch: Bella Italia


    M&C Report talks to Nick White, managing director of Tragus’ Bella Italia brand, at the latest Bella to receive investment at Reading’s Oracle centre.

  • Giggling Squid

    Giggling Squid to double in size


    Giggling Squid, which will open its tenth site at the start of next month in Sevenoaks, plans to double in size in the next 12 months

  • Nandos restaurant
    Analysis & Insight

    The story so far


    The first half of this year has underlined the feeling that the UK’s eating and drinking-out sector is slowly, but surely pulling itself out of the downturn. Vibrancy has returned to the market, while even pub groups are looking at entering the fast casual market, but will the next six months and beyond cement this position?

  • Little Chef

    Branded chain success is not a given


    Allegra Foodservice expects the total UK restaurant market to grow by 1.7% to reach £48bn by the end of 2014. While this rate might appear relatively modest, it reflects the point that the market is by no means firing on all cylinders – and that trading conditions, whilst improving, remain challenging for many. Steve Gotham, insight director at Allegra Foodservice, assesses the situation

  • Carluccio's Woking

    Carluccio’s returns to Oxford


    Carluccio’s, the all-day Italian café chain led by Simon Kossoff, is to return to Oxford, five years after the group pulled out of the city

  • Subway

    Operators trial “geo-fencing” app


    A number of leading operators have begun trialling “geo-fencing” technology which enables users of a smartphone app to receive notifications automatically whenever they enter a specific radius of one of their sites

  • Strada

    Nando’s owner considers Strada bid


    Capricorn Ventures, the private equity backer of Nando’s, GBK and Wahaca, has run the rule over the rump of the Strada estate

  • Hummus Brothers

    Hummus Bros rebrand before seeking expansion


    Hummus Bros, the London-based concept by Christian Mouysset and Ronen Givon, is undertaking a programme of refurbishments and rebranding coupled with launching a breakfast menu at its four sites in the capital, M C Report has learnt

  • M&C20 Leisure Share Index 20 June

    M&C20 hits six-month low


    The M&C20 Leisure Index fell to its lowest point since December this week, sliding 35 points to 1,178 – just 118 points ahead of the All Share Index, which was down 7 points at 1,059

  • News

    Zolfo: Large number of expressions of interest in Strada


    The advisor handling the sale process for Strada has said it has had a large number of highly credible expressions of interest in the business, which is valued at £40m

  • Strada

    Tragus gets landlord support for CVA


    Tragus has received support from 85-90% of landlords and creditors in regards to a Company Voluntary Agreement (CVA), which will see the company shed up to 40 sites from its Café Rouge and Bella Italia estate.

  • Diary

    Diary: Tragus, Spirit, Domino's, Stonegate


    This week’s Diary includes BrewDog’s dogged expansion, Barber giving more fundraising details, Domino’s going voice-activated, and where next for the Strada estate? Single site scramble While the futures of Café Rouge and Bella Italia will become clearer on Friday, the next stage in the life span ...

  • Weekend Press

    Weekend press round-up, 7-8 June


    Companies and results Kaye out for bigger pizza the action Catering to the taste buds of middle England is in the blood of Jonathan Kaye, who as chief executive of Prezzo is preparing for the opening in York of the Italian chain’s 200th restaurant. Diners at its ...

  • Strada

    Suitors eye Strada rump


    Suitors bidding for the 56-strong Strada brand, which was put up for sale by Tragus last week, are set to bid on the rump of the group’s estate, with up to 15 individual site sales expected to go through over the next few weeks, M&C Report understands

  • News

    Parsons takes permanent Welcome Break role


    Lisa Parsons, former commercial director at Tragus, has joined roadside services operator Welcome Break as on a permanent basis as its marketing and commercial director

  • Tragus restaurant

    Tragus sets CVA deadline


    Tragus landlords and creditors have been given a deadline of  20 June to vote on CVA proposals for the company

  • Strada

    Tragus to undergo restructuring


    Tragus is to undergo a financial restructuring, which will include the launch of company voluntary arrangements (CVAs) for Café Rouge and Bella Italia, and the sale of Strada, to ensure a long-term sustainable future for the business

  • News

    United Ramen confirms ex-Strada site deal


    United Ramen, the Japanese restaurant and takeaway concept, has confirmed it will be opening its first site under the Live4Food group on an ex-Strada site in London

  • Strada

    Tragus brings in new team for Strada


    Tragus has appointed a new management team to realise the potential of its Strada brand, a process that could eventually lead to it exploring options for the chain

  • Carluccio's

    Carluccio’s launches delivery service


    Carluccio’s has become the latest sector operator to have teamed up with Deliveroo to launch a new delivery service at one of its London sites