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    News

    Tasty repays bank loan early

    2022-06-24T07:55:32.523Z

    The Wildwood operator has done away with its £1.25m facility with Barclays, and believes it is in a strong position to open five to six new sites in 2022, with one currently under offer

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    Tasty appoints Harald Samúelsson as exec director

    2022-06-22T06:27:00Z

    Formerly an independent non-exec director, Samúelsson takes up his new role with immediate effect, with Wendy Dixon appointed as a new independent non-exec director

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    News

    Tasty ‘cautiously optimistic’ about estate expansion

    2022-03-23T07:46:00Z

    The operator of Wildwood and dim t restaurants said it expects to open around five to six new units this year, in a “measured expansion plan”, following a profit turnaround last year

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    Tasty EBITDA positive

    2022-03-08T08:43:00Z

    The Wildwood restaurant operator plans to open five or six new units this year

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    News

    Tasty sees losses reduce as summer trade boosts balance sheet

    2021-09-27T07:41:35.303Z

    Tasty said it now had “a viable platform” on which to build a successful business following support from creditors, landlords and government, as it reported a +33% uplift in revenue for the half year to 27 June 2021. 

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    News

    Tasty negotiates favourable lease terms for majority of restaurants

    2021-06-29T07:41:00Z

    Tasty has agreed consensual lease concessions and rent reductions on more than 80% of its estate and is continuing to negotiate with landlords and other creditor on any outstanding debts, it has said.

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    Samúelsson joins Tasty board

    2021-05-19T07:43:00Z

    Tasty, the owner and operator of Wildwood restaurants, has appointed Harald Samúelsson joins Tasty boardas an independent non-executive director.

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    News

    Tasty banks on further landlord support as losses widen

    2021-04-07T07:42:00Z

    Tasty is negotiating with landlords in a bid to avoid implemented a CVA or similar formal procedure, as the impact of lack of trading continues to impact its financial position.

  • Wildwood
    News

    Tasty achieves rent reductions and concessions on more than half of estate

    2020-12-16T08:30:00Z

    Wildwood operator Tasty has achieved rent reductions and lease concessions on more than half of its estate, two months after it announced it was exploring a potential company voluntary arrangement (CVA).

  • Wildwood
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    Tasty: “An extremely difficult year”

    2020-10-30T08:35:00Z

    Tasty, which owns the Wildwood brand, has said sales fell £8.7m from £21.1m in the prior year and it made a loss after tax of £11m. It has 48 of its 55-strong estate open. It said 2020 has been an “extremely difficult year which required swift action to mitigate the extraordinary challenges faced. Tasty was quick to react to the Covid-19 outbreak. Whilst the trading environment continues to be extremely challenging and ever-changing, with the additional bank facility and support from our creditors and landlords, we are hopeful that we will be able to navigate our way through these difficult times due to our agility and restructured operational base.”

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    News

    Tasty completes workforce cut back, continues to explore cost-cutting options

    2020-08-18T07:45:00Z

    Wildwood operator Tasty has completed the process of reducing its workforce by 32%, making 284 staff redundant.

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    Opinion

    Dominic Walsh: Casual dining one of ‘big losers’ of pandemic

    2020-08-17T07:48:00Z

    It used to be so simple. Come up with a restaurant concept and a brand, open one restaurant, then a second, then aim for five outlets then ten and 20, and if it’s still working, press the button on a nationwide rollout. Well, something like that, anyway.

  • Wildwood
    News

    Tasty slashes third of workforce

    2020-07-06T07:32:00Z

    Wildwood operator Tasty is making 284 staff redundant, around 32% of its workforce.

  • Bank of England
    News

    Doubts emerge over loan scheme

    2020-03-24T19:19:00Z

    Doubts have emerged over the government’s loan scheme, with bank applications insisting on director personal guarantees.

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    Four new openings at Elephant Park

    2020-02-17T09:59:00Z

    Bobo Social, Sugo, Tasty Jerk and Pot & Rice have been revealed as the latest independent operators set to open in Southwark’s Elephant Park development.

  • BigDish
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    BigDish to roll out with Tasty

    2020-02-03T08:58:00Z

    BigDish, the food technology company that operates a yield management platform for restaurants, has added 242 new restaurants in January.

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    Veganuary operator offering round-up

    2020-01-03T08:18:00Z

    Once again, Veganuary is upon us, and with the number of vegans more than doubling to 600,000 between 2016 and 2019, this year’s operator offering is bigger than ever. 

  • Dim T interior
    News

    Tasty sells Dim T More London site for £2m

    2020-01-02T08:40:00Z

    Tasty has exchanged contracts for the sale of its Dim T More London site for £2m.

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    Steve Easterbrook and transformative times

    2019-11-05T08:12:00Z

    I’ve written a lot about McDonald’s recently, but I didn’t anticipate the next article to be about Steve Easterbrook getting fired. Yet here we are. It doesn’t seem a fitting departure for a man who achieved so much at the Golden Arches, and the contentious reason for his exit ...

  • PizzaExpress
    Opinion

    Why Pizza Express is worth saving

    2019-10-14T07:31:00Z

    There are many theories why Pizza Express, the largest casual dining chain in the UK with 490 sites, has slid into such a massive pile of debt.