All Strada articles – Page 7

  • Opinion

    Rebuilding Strada


    A year on from acquiring the 44-strong Strada business, owner Hugh Osmond and new operations director Tom James talk about going back to basics, putting the foundations in for future growth, new concepts, property and acquisitions. Mark Wingett reports

  • Richard Caring

    Hard work helps strike it Rich


    In a rare interview, Caprice Holdings owner Richard Caring tells Dominic Walsh, from The Times, a little of the background to his restaurant, and hospitality interests and what he plans to do with them

  • News

    Strada becomes official food partner of Dry January


    Strada has announced it is to continue to build on its commitment to ‘The Good Life’ by announcing a partnership with Alcohol Concern’s Dry January

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    Strada appoints head of sales & marketing


    Strada has appointed Victoria Searl, formerly of Tragus, as its new head of sales and marketing

  • Bill's exterior

    Caring: A couple of years away from Bill’s exit


    Richard Caring, the serial sector investor, has told Dominic Walsh for M&C that Bill’s is looking at some off-shoot ideas for the 72-strong brand

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    Analysis & Insight

    Confusion and clarity


    Bill’s has looked to bring some clarity to its future development over the last few weeks, with the break-up of its joint managing director structure. However, is this standout concept facing its first “bump in the road” and will The Ivy Collection muddy the water further?

  • Bill's exterior

    Bill’s makes Moretti COO


    Bill’s Restaurants, the Richard Caring-backed chain, has announced that joint managing director Roberto Moretti has been “promoted” to the role of chief operating officer, for the 71-strong group

  • Strada's £1 menu

    Strada to roll-out simple vision


    Strada is unveiling the first of its new look restaurants today at St Katherine’s Dock in London as the next stage in the evolution of the brand to bring it back to simpler roots, operations director Tom James told M&C

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    Strada embraces Black Friday with £1 menu


    Hugh Osmond-backed Italian restaurant group Strada is selling pizzas, pasta and risotto dishes for £1 for Black Friday

  • News

    Cote makes double promotion


    Cote, the BC Partners-backed group, has made a pair of promotions, as it gears up for further growth next year

  • News

    French restaurant acquires ex-Strada site


    A French restaurant called Edith Artois is due to open on the former Strada site in Barnes, London

  • Dabbous

    Dabbous raises expansion fund


    Ollie Dabbous has secured over £3m of funding as he looks to open further sites in London

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    Analysis & Insight

    The ingredients for success


    What is the secret of a successful restaurant roll-out? Private equity firm Bowmark Capital recently achieved nearly four times cost with its sale of Las Iguanas. Bowmark partner Ron Pearson explains the background to the deal and looks at what made that investment so lucrative

  • Analysis & Insight

    Everybody is all-day dining


    Bill’s is the leader in the all-day dining market, but joint MDs Roberto Moretti and Scott Macdonald are not resting on their laurels as they lead the march into the UK’s market towns. Mark Wingett reports

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    Rosa’s strengthens team and pipeline


    Rosa’s has strengthened its operational team as its lines up a seventh site in the capital and looks to generate further investment,

  • Hugh Osmond

    Osmond: New restaurants will have their own identity


    Hugh Osmond has told M&C that the group’s new restaurant concept will have its own identity

  • EAT

    Derkach becomes EAT chair


    John Derkach, the former chief executive of Tragus Group, has become chairman of EAT, the Lyceum Capital-backed food to go chain

  • Analysis & Insight

    A Rouge signal of intent


    Dominic Walsh admires the speed with which Steve Richards is turning around the fortunes of CDG, the former Tragus Group, and its one-time drifting brand Café Rouge 

  • Hugh Osmond

    Osmond considers Coppa roll out


    Hugh Osmond, the serial sector investor, has told M&C that he may consider rolling out his new all-day dining concept, Coppa Club


    Strada appoints new ops director


    Strada, the Sun Capital-backed Italian restaurant group, has appointed Tom James, formerly of Jamie’s Italian, as its new operations director