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Wildwood tweaks menus and reduces dishes as margin pressure bites

Wildwood tweaks menus and reduces dishes as margin pressure bites

Tasty Plc, the owner of the Wildwood and Dim T restaurant brands, has gone back to its development kitchen to implement a major menu restructure as part of measures to cut costs and overcome margin pressure. The move is part of a strategy that also includes shutting underperforming stores and matching the promotional activity of rivals

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Wildwood owner warns of restaurant closures as profits shrink

The owner of Wildwood and Dim T, which number 65 restaurants in the UK, has warned it will axe loss-making sites and dispose of certain fixed assets to raise cash after trading during the first half of the year fell short of expectations. Sales for the six months to July 2 at Tasty Plc reached

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Tasty scraps plans for 15 kitchen projects this year

Restaurant group Tasty admits it will open fewer sites than planned this year in response to post year-end trade falling below its expectations. The company’s preliminary full-year accounts revealed some strong numbers, with turnover up 28% to £46m and gross profits increasing 26% to £5.3m Pre-opening profits rose 21%. The group, which operates the Wildwood

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Q&A: Ascentia director Neil Mantle on providing kit for top operators

Ascentia Foodservice Equipment offers a collection of strong catering equipment brands that will either stand by themselves when deployed in an existing specification or satisfy a complete cooking template. Casual dining chains such as Zizzi and ASK Italian are among the brands convinced by its kit, as FEJ found out when it headed to the

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EDITOR’S VIEW: Savvy operators know they’ve got to close old doors to open new ones

For most multi-site operators in the foodservice business, the opening of new stores has always been held up as a measurement of success. It’s one of the reasons why the number of restaurant launches appears to increase every week even though the industry is renowned for its perennially high insolvency rate. Yet for all the

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Wildwood owner shrugs off first-half loss to plan 17 new sites

Wildwood Restaurants owner Tasty Plc said yesterday that it is budgeting to open 17 new restaurants next year despite impairment costs against five sites causing it to suffer a pre-tax loss of £2.3m for the first half of the year. Sales at the group, which also operates the Wildwood Kitchens and Dim t brands, rose

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Wildwood owner to invest in central kitchen infrastructure as it scales the business

Tasty Plc, the owner of the Wildwood and Dim t restaurant brands, will invest in its central kitchen infrastructure after revealing plans to accelerate its expansion in 2016. The group currently operates 50 restaurants — seven Dim ts and 43 Wildwoods and Wildwood Kitchens — but has at least another 15 in the pipeline. And

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