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Neighbourhood-style brunch restaurant brand Megan's sets out 'ambitious growth plans'

Megan's sets out 'ambitious growth plans'

By James McAllister

Neighbourhood-style restaurant brand Megan's is pushing ahead with 'ambitious growth plans' with an aim to reach 22 sites in total by the end of 2022.

TGI Fridays and 63rd+1st backer Electra Private Equity 'on track' to float brands on London Stock Exchange under Hostmore.

Fridays IPO plan 'on track'

By James McAllister

TGI Fridays and 63rd+1st backer Electra Private Equity says it is 'on track' to float the brands on the London Stock Exchange (LSE) under new parent company, Hostmore.

Bain Capital acquires Gail’s owner Bread Holdings in £200m deal

Bain Capital acquires Gail’s owner Bread Holdings in £200m deal

By Georgi Gyton

Bain Capital Credit, in partnership with EBITDA Investments, has acquired Bread Holdings – parent company of the Gail’s Bakery chain and wholesale business The Bread Factory – from Risk Capital Partners (RCP) in a deal worth more than £200m.

Nisha Katona Indian street food restaurant group Mowgli to open in Brighton next spring

Mowgli to open in Brighton next spring

By James McAllister

Nisha Katona has confirmed that she will open Mowgli's first Brighton outpost next spring, having secured a site in The Lanes.

The Cod’s Scallops to open its fifth restaurant

The Cod’s Scallops to open its fifth restaurant

By Restaurant

Nottingham-based fish and chip restaurant and takeaway The Cod’s Scallops will open its fifth site later this month as part of its plans to grow its estate within a 90-minut drive of its original location.

Canadian fast food restaurant brand Tim Hortons lines up trio of drive thru locations

Tim Hortons lines up trio of drive thru locations

By James McAllister

Canadian restaurant brand Tim Hortons is continuing to grow its UK presence at pace having secured sites for three more drive thru locations in retail and leisure parks.

Rudy’s Pizza doubles up in Liverpool

Rudy’s doubles up in Liverpool

By James McAllister

Neapolitan pizza brand Rudy's will open its second Liverpool site in late September, having taken over the former Sainsbury’s building on Bold Street.

The Real Greek and Franco Manca operator Fulham Shore eyes 150 new sites

Fulham Shore eyes 150 new sites

By Finn Scott-Delany

Fulham Shore has 12 sites in legal negotiations, with a further 150 locations identified as part of its medium term growth plans.

Building back better - what next for Byron?

Building back better - what next for Byron?

By James McAllister

After a difficult five years, Byron is back on the expansion trail and determined to reclaim its stake in the better burger market. Can a group that’s fallen so far from grace ever get back on top?

Fatto a Mano pizza Brighton to double up in London Boxpark Shoreditch

Fatto a Mano to double up in London

By James McAllister

Brighton & Hove-based restaurant group Fatto a Mano is to launch its second Boxpark location in London's Shoreditch.

How I Got Here: Megan Bews general manager of Rudy's pizza in London's Soho

How I Got Here: Megan Bews

By James McAllister

The general manager of Neapolitan pizza brand Rudy’s, which has just launched its first London site in Soho, on Italy, teamwork, and the importance of restaurants paying a living wage.

Nisha Katona's Indian street food group Mowgli mulls London restaurant opening this year

Mowgli mulls London opening

By James McAllister

Indian street food group Mowgli is considering a move to the capital before the end of the year.

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