All Strada articles – Page 9

  • Byrons
    Analysis & Insight

    Byron and Browns named most satisfying brands


    Byron and Browns have been named the most satisfying eating-out brands and Five Guys the best quality in CGA Peach’s BrandTrack survey.

  • Strada

    ​Jamie’s Metcalfe joins Strada


    John Metcalf, former head of procurement at Jamie Oliver Group, has joined Strada as its new procurement director

  • Meatliquor

    Five stars of 2015


    The market is awash with casual-dining brands, large and small, old and new. Here’s a pick of the five you really need to keep an eye on this year

  • Jackson & Rye

    Ford’s ‘back to basics’ drive


    Experienced hospitality sector boss Graham Ford has found the fun once again in his worklife. Mel Flaherty finds out about his past, from his first job at a Tex Mex in Paris to his time at Tragus, and how Jackson & Rye, Grillshack and Limeyard are helping to reinvigorate his passion.

  • TGI Friday's
    Analysis & Insight

    Feeding a casual-dining demand


    A year of rapid change in the casual-dining sector in 2014 is likely to be followed by even more activity in the year ahead, as group transactions continue unabated and consolidations fuel a pent-up demand. Cenkos Securities’ Simon French reports

  • News

    Giggling Squid sales grow by 67%


    Giggling Squid, the fast-growing Thai restaurant group, has announced plans to open eight new restaurants after reporting a 67% increase in its group sales for the year ending 31 March 2014

  • Diary

    Diary: PizzaExpress, La Tasca, BII, Columbo Group


    In this week’s Diary we report on a worrying decline in customer satisfaction, La Tasca taking further digital steps, Neil Morrissey prepares another pub venture and fashion tips with the BII

  • PizzaExpress apprenticeship

    PizzaExpress appoints new international MD


    PizzaExpress has promoted Luke Davies to international managing director

  • Hugh Osmond
    Analysis & Insight

    Deal of the year can’t be topped


    Dominic Walsh reveals the outstanding M&A deal and gives us a rundown of the companies and individuals that deserve awards for their achievements this year

  • Parliament

    MRO leads changes for 2015


    The last 12 months has witnessed some seismic changes in the UK’s eating and drinking-out market, probably the most significant and far reaching will be the Parliamentary vote for a market rent only (MRO) clause for tied tenants in the pubs code.

  • Strada

    Hugh in for the long haul


    Hugh Osmond talks to Mark Wingett about why there is no limit to what Strada can achieve, competing brands, the consumer environment and creating a business that stands for something

  • Strada

    Osmond: No limit to what we can achieve with Strada


    Hugh Osmond, the executive chairman and new owner of Strada, has told M&C Report that there is no limit to what the brand can achieve

  • Franco Manca

    Following the mob mentality


    Branded Italian restaurants offer bigger discounts and promotions than any of the others on the high street. Simon Stenning, strategy director at Allegra Foodservice, asks if this is really sustainable

  • Domino Pizza From oven
    Analysis & Insight

    Domino's and PizzaExpress lead Youth100 list


    Domino’s Pizza has topped the fast food and restaurant category in this year’s Youth 100 List: which highlights the UK’s top brands according to 18-24 year olds

  • Analysis & Insight

    Views from the coalface


    Olswang’s David Roberts looks at a problem facing some of the older, more mature concepts in the country, which have become so big that they become unmanageable, unprofitable and fail

  • Hungry Horse
    Analysis & Insight

    ​Pub value brands capturing ‘hard pressed family’ vote


    Spirit’s Flaming Grill and Fayre & Square concepts, plus Greene King’s Hungry Horse and Whitbread’s Brewer’s Fayre, all feature in the top 10 brands that are most exposed to the capturing custom from “hard pressed families

  • Tragus logo

    Tragus makes senior management changes


    Tragus has completed the re-organisation of its management team, with James Spragg set to return to the company as managing director of Café Rouge and Andrew Walker, the former managing director of Pret A Manger UK, appointed to the newly-created role of managing director of business development

  • Strada

    Spragg and Tindall to leave Strada


    The management team, which oversaw the return to growth of Strada and its subsequent £37m sale, is to leave the company at the end of this month

  • News

    Middletons sets out expansion plans


    Middletons Steakhouse & Grill, the East Anglia-based group, hopes to open 40 to 50 restaurants in the next five to seven years

  • Bodean's

    Bodean’s breaks out


    After a five-year hiatus and a shrinking estate, barbecue brand Bodean’s is back on the expansion trail. Founder Andre Blais discusses why he won’t be getting his fingers burnt this time round. Stefan Chomka reports