All Strada articles – Page 13

  • News

    Tragus e-voucher system claims award


    Tragus, the Bella Italia, Café Rouge and Strada operator, has picked up the award for ‘Retail Security Initiative of the Year’ for its single use voucher system powered by technology from Eagle Eye Solution

  • News

    Tragus to enhance sales anaylsis


    Tragus, the operator of Café Rouge, Strada and Bella Italia, is to enhance its sales analysis function

  • Tragus restaurant

    Taking Tragus forward


    Mark Wingett talks to Tragus chief executive John Derkach about his first year at the helm of the Café Rouge, Strada and Bella Italia operator. The former Costa Coffee managing director talks about how Bella is primed for growth, Café Rouge is going through a process of reinvigoration and working to make Strada special again, while touching on some wider sector issues

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    Tragus makes senior marketing appointment


    Tragus has appointed Victoria Searl to the new role of director of marketing for its Cafe Rouge, Belgo and concessions formats, M&C Report has learnt

  • Cote

    The investment case


    At four o’clock last Wednesday morning the deal for Cote, which had been nearly a year in the making, finally got over the line. Many had questioned whether it would actually happen, with rumours of a parked process and complications over finding a chairman, but there was always a sense that this was one deal that would go through. So what next for the brand and for the leisure sector as a whole and what further opportunities are on the horizon?

  • Cote

    CBPE completes Cote acquisition


    CBPE, the private equity firm that was once part of Close Brothers investment bank, is understood to have completed the acquisition of Cote, the Richard Caring-backed French brasserie chain, early this morning in a deal thought to be worth around £100m

  • Benito's Hat

    Benito’s Hat secures fifth site


    Benito’s Hat Mexican Kitchen, the London-based restaurant chain, has secured a fifth site in London and is in legals on its first unit outside the capital

  • Weekend Press

    Weekend press round-up, 31 August-1 September


    Restaurants Cote tempts new suitor Richard Caring is edging closer to a deal to sell his Cote brasserie chain for about £100m. CBPE, the private equity firm that was once part of Close Brothers investment bank, is in talks to buy the 45-strong chain. It has leapfrogged Bridgepoint, a rival ...

  • Weekend Press

    Bank Holiday weekend press round-up, 24-26 August


    Restaurants Food police lose fight to outlaw rare beefburgers Beefburgers cooked rare can remain on restaurant menus after a judge rejected claims by food watchdogs that they are a health risk. A wine bar and restaurant chain had been told to stop serving the burgers unless they took certain safety ...

  • Giggling Squid

    Giggling Squid to make Midlands debut


    Giggling Squid, the fast-growing Thai restaurant chain, has secured a further two sites, including its first in the Midlands, a key step towards its plans to have a national presence

  • News

    People 1st partners Tragus on unemployed scheme


    Sector skills council, People 1st, and Tragus have announced a partnership that will help unemployed people find work

  • News

    Benito’s Hat to strengthen City presence


    Benito’s Hat Mexican Kitchen, the London-based restaurant chain, is believed to be in talks on securing two further sites in the City

  • News

    New marketing director for Bella and Strada


    Tragus has appointed Hilary Mendelson as its new director of marketing & food development across its Bella Italia and Strada brands

  • Peter Blake

    Tragus confirms Blake at Cafe Rouge MD


    Tragus has confirmed the appointment of Peter Blake as managing director of its Café Rouge and Belgo chains with immediate effect

  • Opinion

    Tragus execs go ‘back to the floor’


    Top executives at Tragus went back to the shop floor last Friday as part of a pledge that saw the company raise £131k for charity

  • Opinion

    Smith swaps Spirit HR role for Tragus


    Catherine Smith has left Spirit Pub Company, where she was head of resourcing and central HR to join Tragus

  • News

    Bird takes permanent Moss Bros role


    Jemima Bird, the former marketing director at Tragus, has joined menswear retailer Moss Bros on a permanent basis

  • News

    Strada launches “biggest ever menu change”


    Strada, the Tragus-owned chain, has launched what it is calling its “biggest ever menu change”

  • Analysis & Insight

    That one needs a bit longer


    Last week, I was lucky enough to be invited to the US Embassy to talk with the country’s franchise expert over here to discuss not only the growing focus of US burger chains on the UK, but also look at the full range of concepts looking at crossing the pond

  • News

    Strada appoints new exec chef


    Strada, the Tragus-owned brand, has appointed Italian-born Nico Tortorelli as its new executive chef