All Strada articles – Page 6

  • News

    CDG appoints Shelley Sandzer on rent reviews


    Casual Dining Group (CDG) has appointed Shelley Sandzer to act on rent reviews and lease renewals for all of its sites within the M25 Greater London area

  • Giraffe Tesco Cheshunt

    Who is going to stick their neck out?


    The endgame in Tesco’s often uneasy ownership of Giraffe has begun and speculation over who will take the restaurant chain off the retailer’s hands – for a sum far from the £48.5m it paid - is gathering pace. However, is there still a business or brand left that is worth acquiring or as we are seeing with La Tasca and Strada, is it the pull of a guaranteed pipeline that is the real draw?

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    Luke Johnson to chair Gaucho & CAU


    Serial sector investor Luke Johnson has been appointed as non-executive chairman of the Equistone-backed Gaucho chain and its sister brand CAU

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    CAU lines up Edinburgh opening


    CAU, the sister concept to Gaucho, has lined up its second opening in Scotland, in Edinburgh

  • Bella Italia

    Century maker


    As Bella Italia, the Casual Dining Group (CDG)-owned brand gears up to open its one hundredth restaurant this week, Mark Wingett takes a closer look at the turnaround of the fast-growing concept. At the same time, are the Kaye family set to provide another success story with Wildwood-operator, Tasty?

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    Baker St Strada to become a Bella


    Bella Italia, the Casual Dining Group-owned brand, has secured a further flagship site in London, in Baker Street

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    Osmond lines up first London Coppa Club


    Hugh Osmond, the serial sector investor, has lined up a first site in London for his new all-day dining concept, Coppa Club

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    CDG heralds “transformational year”


    CDG has reported that its run-rate EBITDA is projected to reach £50m, with sales well in excess of £300m in the 12 months to the 31 May 2016

  • London restaurants
    Analysis & Insight

    What goes up…


    So current rent levels are unsustainable but are we heading for a recalibration? According to the latest insight, our high street sandwiches and coffees are full of salt and sugar respectively, but does the sector wait for Government target setting on health issues or make the first move itself and why new M&B chief executive Phil Urban looks like he is getting to the heart of the matter

  • News

    TGI secures Brighton Marina site


    TGI Friday’s, the Karen Forrester-led, Electra Partners-backed chain, is set to open its first site in Brighton

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    Strada raises £13,000 for Dry January


    Strada, the Sun Capital-backed chain, raised more than £13,000.00 for Alcohol Concern’s Dry January through a zero-alcohol drinks campaign.

  • Handley Amos, Rossopomodoro

    The Neapolitan don


    After an underwhelming start in the UK, in the hands of Handley Amos, Neapolitan pizza chain Rossopomodoro has begun to expand steadily thanks to a menu overhaul and link-up with John Lewis. Joe Lutrario reports

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    Giggling Squid appoints marketing director


    Giggling Squid has further strengthened its management team with the appointment of Camilla Katté as marketing director

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    Samuelsson to advise Honest Burgers


    Harald Samuelsson, the former joint managing director of Cote, has invested in and become an advisor to Honest Burgers

  • News

    Baker steps down as Benito’s Hat CEO


    Richard Baker, formerly of The Restaurant Group, has stepped down as chief executive of Benito’s Hat

  • Las Iguanas exterior

    Las Iguanas secures ex-Strada site


    Las Iguanas is set to open a further flagship site in London, after securing a site in Bloomsbury

  • Bill's

    Ford to assist Bill’s evolution


    Graham Ford, the chief executive of Jackson & Rye, is to assist with the evolution of Bill’s

  • Wahaca interior

    Wahaca secures Brighton site


    Wahaca, the Mexican street food brand, is set to make its debut in Brighton this April, after securing the Strada site in the city

  • News

    Tindall set to become CDG FD


    Zoe Tindall is set to step down as group finance director at Soho House to become finance director at the Casual Dining Group

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    Osmond: Current rental levels a risk for everyone


    Hugh Osmond, the owner of Strada, has told M&C that some of the rents currently being talked about across the restaurant sector are a risk for everyone, including the landlords