All Strada articles – Page 8

  • Analysis & Insight

    Casual-dining brand is real deal


    A relentless pursuit of consistency and quality has placed Côte at the forefront of the UK’s casual-dining sector and recently seen the business change hands in a c£250m deal. Mark Wingett talks to joint managing directors Harald Samuelsson and Alex Scrimgeour about how this ‘traditional’ concept is staying ahead of the game

  • Hugh Osmond

    Strada on acquisition trail


    Nearly a year on from its acquisition of Strada, Hugh Osmond’s Sun Capital vehicle, has begun looking for new sites for the brand

  • News

    Casual dining chains boost ailing UK high streets


    The rise in casual dining chains, particularly outside of London, provides a new reason to be positive about UK retail property

  • News

    Cote to launch staff academy


    Cote is to enhance its efforts to improve its staff retention levels with the launched of a dedicated training academy

  • Analysis & Insight

    Nando’s leads in social media stakes


    Nando’s has come out on top in the eating-out sector when it comes to social media,according to a snapshot of by consultancy VON Marketing

  • Diary

    Diary: Young’s; Strada; BrewDog and Live Your Life Day


    In this week’s Diary, we get an update on Young’s Burger Shack rollout; get some wise words on how to survive an onslaught from Jay Raynor and introduce the UK’s first Mezcaleria

  • La Tasca exterior

    CDG in talks to acquire La Tasca


    Casual Dining Group (CDG), which recently acquired Las Iguanas, is in advanced talks to acquire La Tasca, the 46-strong Spanish tapas chain, for a sum in excess of £25m, M&C understands.

  • News

    Strada grows summer menu


    Hugh Osmond’s Strada has launched its set lunch menu as part of his plans to completely overhaul the restaurant group’s offering

  • Hugh Osmond

    Osmond drops out of La Tasca running


    Hugh Osmond’s Sun Capital vehicle is understood to have dropped out of the running to acquire La Tasca, which was placed on the market earlier this year

  • La Tasca Birmingham

    Osmond runs rule over La Tasca


    Hugh Osmond’s Sun Capital Partners vehicle is believed to be one of the parties running the rule over La Tasca

  • Bill's exterior
    Analysis & Insight

    Managing expectations


    The pub market is expected to reach a value of £24.3bn by 2018. This growth will be driven mainly by managed & branded pubs, but the challenge for this sector is to manage expectations as consumers increasingly measure operators against their restaurant peer group

  • Stephen Goodyear of Young's

    Young's at heart of M&A theory


    There has been movement in the acquisitions market, talk of a flotation and likely responses to the market rent-only option (MRO) recently, and Dominic Walsh thinks there may be more on the horizon

  • Strada interior

    Strada appoints chef director


    Strada has appointed Matt Fanthorpe, formerly of Jamie’s Italian, as its new chef director

  • Strada exterior

    Fresh menu changes at Strada


    Strada, the Sun Capital-backed Italian restaurant group, has added to the menu across its estate as it focuses upon fresh ingredients and better value for all customers with a set menu in a move away from vouchers and discounting

  • Strada exterior

    Osmond unveils first step in Strada's overhaul


    Strada has overhauled its supply chain to focus on quality and provenance of ingredients as the first step in Hugh Osmond’s rebranding of the company since he acquired it in September

  • Cosy Club Birmingham

    No time for just a casual approach


    Growth in the UK branded restaurant market is not being distributed equally and a new order is emerging which means there can be no casual approach to casual dining

  • La Tasca Birmingham
    Analysis & Insight

    We want to be together


    After a relatively slow start to the year, momentum behind M&A in the sector is starting to pick up, with the sales processes of La Tasca and Las Iguanas moving up a gear. Consolidation of the market place is high on the agenda

  • Weekend Press

    Weekend press round-up 2-4 May


    Weekend press round-up 2-4 May Restaurants Las Iguanas circled by private equity firms Las Iguanas, the Latin American dining chain, is being circled by private equity firms in the latest sign of growing investor appetite for restaurant deals. Bowmark Capital, the group’s owner, is ...

  • TRG CEO Danny Briethaupt

    Future's Breit for TRG chief


    When Danny Breithaupt was appointed chief executive of The Restaurant Group last year, he set out his vision to double the size of the company and find the right strategy for each of the company’s brands. Dominic Walsh talks to him about the potential to roll out new concepts, the public perception of TRG and how he handles competition from young upstarts such as Five Guys.

  • Casual Dining Group

    Tragus enters new era as Casual Dining Group


    Tragus is set to enter a new era under the name the Casual Dining Group (CDG), which will see it open 70 restaurants over the next few years