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New owner and fresh investment for authentic pizza chain

New owner and fresh investment for authentic pizza chain

Pizza chain Rossopomodoro could be about to take a bigger slice of the market after the group it is part of was sold to private equity firm OpCapita. Rossopomodoro belongs to Sebeto Group, a leading operator of casual dining restaurants in Italy and 11 other countries, which this week was offloaded by its previous London-based

Hospitality leaders create new food and beverage venture for the North East

Plans have been unveiled for a major development at one of the North East’s flagship leisure sites, thanks to a new partnership between two hospitality leaders. PAGH Ventures has been set up by Gary Hutchinson, founder of Chrysalis Leisure Group and Piers Adam, chairman of the internationally renowned Mahiki Group, which has sites across the

Leading hotel chef relishing chance to rule kitchen roost

The new executive chef of one of the country’s top hotels and Michelin star restaurants has described how she is looking forward to putting her stamp on its kitchen and inspiring her brigade to even greater achievements. Lisa Goodwin-Allen, who has worked at Northcote in Lancashire for more than 17 years, was recently promoted to the top

Comptoir Libanais takes offering to the West Midlands for the first time

Lebanese restaurant Comptoir Libanais is to open its first restaurant in the West Midlands, at Grand Central, Birmingham.  The new 3,047 sq ft restaurant will be located next to Indian street food specialists, Mowgli and is due to open in March. Since its launch in 2008, the group has continued to share healthy and affordable

US operator FAT Brands confirms first projects for Scotland

FAT Brands, the parent company of Fatburger and Buffalo’s Express, has signed an international development deal with FB Scotland Ltd to open three co-branded Fatburger and Buffalo’s Express restaurants across Scotland in the next five years. The first branch created as a result of the partnership is scheduled for Dundee. Executing on its renewed focus on international expansion, the Scotland deal is

McDonald’s lays its reputation on the line with “100%” waste pledge

McDonald’s has pledged to completely overhaul the way it manages waste to complete eliminate unrecyclable packaging from its business within the next seven years. By 2025, the burger chain claims that 100% of its guest packaging will come from renewable, recycled, or certified sources with a preference for Forest Stewardship Council certification. The company has