All Strada articles – Page 4

  • News

    Osmond: Mid-market units could become unviable


    Hugh Osmond, the sector investor, has said that combination of issues including increases in minimum wages, rates and food costs, will make many mid-market units unviable

  • Jamie Oliver

    Oliver decides to twist


    As of this morning, the man who did more than most to build Jamie Oliver’s restaurant empire can finally take a break from the constant scrutiny and let others worry about where the business is headed

  • Veeno, Chester

    Veeno confirms London debut


    Veeno, the fast-growing wine café concept, has confirmed it will make its London debut in Kingston-upon-Thames, at the end of next month

  • Hugh Osmond

    Strada backer to launch new concept


    Sun Capital Partners, the Hugh Osmond-led investment vehicle, is to trial a new concept called 31 Below on its former Strada site in Marylebone

  • Veeno, Chester

    Veeno secures debut London site


    Veeno, the fast-growing wine café concept, is set to make its debut in London, after securing a site in Kingston

  • YO! Sushi

    YO! confirms Tottenham Court Rd opening


    YO! Sushi has confirmed it will open a London flagship restaurant at 106 Tottenham Court Road

  • News

    FY revenue declines 15% at Strada


    Various Eateries, the parent company of the Strada and Coppa Club brands, saw revenue fall 15.5% to £33.8m in the year to October 2016. In a year, where the company disposed of six Strada sites, converted two to its fledgling Coppa Club concept and opened two further Coppa sites, ...

  • News

    YO! to replace Strada in Canterbury


    YO! Sushi, the Robin Rowland-led, Mayfair Capital-backed brand, is to replace Strada when it opens in Canterbury.

  • Opinion

    Inside Track: Bun fight


    Too many burger chains? Too many food and drink outlets? Too many bad location decisions? Or just too many headwinds to cope with? You could probably make an argument for one, two or all of the aforementioned reasons for the sad demise of Handmade Burger Co. What is for sure is that it will have sent a further shiver down the collective spine of a sector already facing up to 12-18 months of fighting in the trenches ahead of it. Mark Wingett reports

  • Analysis & Insight

    Operators falling short on seafood sustainability


    High street restaurants and pubs need to do more to prevent seafood being overfished

  • News

    Polpo appoints Macdonald as MD


    Polpo has appointed Scott Macdonald, formerly of Bill’s, as its new managing director

  • News

    Sano secures debut site


    Sano, new health-based, grab-and-go concept, has confirmed it will launch its debut site at the end of this month

  • News

    Ex-Benito’s Hat CEO to launch new FTG concept


    Richard Baker, ex-chief executive of Benito’s Hat, is to head up the launch of a new grab-and-go concept, called Sano To Go

  • Hugh Osmond

    Sun puts Strada package on the market


    Sun Capital Partners, the Hugh Osmond-led investment vehicle, has placed a package of 16 Strada sites on the market

  • News

    O’Mahoney steps down from Giggling Squid


    Mike O’Mahoney has stepped down as chief financial officer of Giggling Squid

  • Wildwood
    Analysis & Insight

    Market towns not so Tasty


    The sobering full-year update from Tasty, the Kaye family-backed operator of the Wildwood and Dim T brands earlier this week, was the first one that I think gave a truer reflection of where the market actually is, with the real hard yards set to kick in

  • Coppa Club

    Coppa Club builds pipeline


    Coppa Club has begun to build its pipeline for the coming year, with deals being put in place to open in Brighton and Maidenhead

  • News

    Giggling Squid rules out grab-and-go for now


    Giggling Squid has further strengthened its openings pipeline by securing a site in Cheltenham

  • Christmas menu analysis - January 2017
    Analysis & Insight

    Christmas menu prices accelerate in 2016


    Christmas 2016 was the dearest yet with an acceleration of prices up 3%-4%, according to MCA’s menu analysis.

  • Bella Italia

    White to step down as Bella Italia MD


    Nick White is to step down as managing director of Bella Italia, the Casual Dining Group (CDG)-owned brand