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Casual Dining Group’s flagship Belgo restaurant back in business after major refurb

Casual Dining Group’s flagship Belgo restaurant back in business after major refurb

Belgo, the Belgian-inspired artisan beer and mussels concept operated by Casual Dining Group, has reopened its flagship ‘Centraal’ restaurant in Covent Garden, following a major refurbishment. Well-known for its mussels, rotisserie chicken and vast range of craft beers, the 420-cover restaurant has received an extensive revitalisation, which has added a new bar, overlooking an open

Casual Dining Group gains a £30m capital injection from private equity partner

Casual Dining Group has bagged a cash investment of £30m to fund future growth opportunities following a refinancing of the business. The capital injection has been led by private equity firm KKR, with the support of management and all other shareholders, including funds managed by affiliates of Apollo Global Management, LLC and Pemberton Asset Management.

Casual Dining Group’s franchise aspirations boosted by UK hotel F&B deal

Casual Dining Group (CDG) has signed agreements to operate the food and beverage programmes at two UK hotels in what is a signal of its intent to grow its franchise portfolio. The deals, which are both with London Town Group (LTG), will see CDG create and operate a bespoke premium offering at the Hotel Indigo,

Casual Dining Group views overseas franchises as “significant” income stream

The Casual Dining Group has reiterated its plans to drive more revenue from international franchise operations in its financial report for the 2016/17 year. CDG, which owns Bella Italia, Cafe Rouge and Las Iguanas, stated in its accounts that it has looked to lay the foundations for long-term sustainable growth while developing its overseas franchise

Casual Dining Group maps out project and refurb schedule for the year ahead

The Casual Dining Group, operator of some of the UK’s largest restaurant chains, has mapped out its new projects and refurbishments schedule for the year ahead. The company, which owns Cafe Rouge, Bella Italia and Las Iguanas, described it as an “active” itinerary, with new launches planned for prime sites, airports, concessions and hotel joint

EXCLUSIVE: Casual Dining Group confirms new delivery brand will launch from Café Rouge kitchens

Café Rouge’s kitchens will shortly begin churning out food on behalf of the Casual Dining Group’s new delivery brand, which is set to launch in the coming weeks, as part of the group’s CEO James Spragg’s ambition to get a “slice of the action” in the delivery market. The new delivery brand, Stack & Grill,

CDG restructures business as it navigates ‘challenging inflationary environment’

Casual Dining Group has announced a number of developmental changes within its senior leadership team. The moves are designed to ensure the business is structured in the best way for the next phase of its growth and international development, which involves expanding the Bella Italia, Café Rouge and Las Iguanas brands. As part of the

PizzaExpress and CDG execs to share restaurant transformation secrets

Organisers of the Casual Dining Show have unveiled more new speakers for 2018, including MDs and senior directors from PizzaExpress, Mitchells & Butlers, Casual Dining Group, Loungers and Pho. The event, which returns to the Business Design Centre in London on 21-22 February next year, will now see keynotes from Susan Chappell, divisional director, exec

Bella Italia provides pathway for kitchen brigade to move up through the ranks

Casual dining chain Bella Italia has launched a “leadership academia programme” with the aim of filling 70% of its restaurant managerial positions internally. The scheme is designed to enable a clear career path from team member to general manager, and provides a platform for kitchen staff to be promoted from within and take on more senior positions.

Casual Dining Group tops the bill for responsible restaurant procurement

Casual Dining Group, UK restaurant group that operates Bella Italia, Café Rouge and Las Iguanas, was awarded with the Ethical Procurement Award at this year’s Triple Bottom Line Awards, run by Footprint. The accolade, which was presented at the Haymarket Hotel, London, recognises how CDG has scrutinised all areas of its supply chain, including supplier