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Bella Italia’s exec chef cooks up range of frozen meals for chain’s supermarket sales drive

Bella Italia’s executive chef Vittorio Lettieri has personally developed a bespoke range of meals for the supermarket channel as the chain follows rivals such as Pizza Express down the route of non-restaurant sales. The chain’s range of frozen ready meals will be sold through Tesco and promise to deliver high quality Italian meals to supermarket

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 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

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

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

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CDG exports Las Iguanas and Bella Italia to Ireland in latest franchise deal

The Casual Dining Group has secured an exclusive deal to roll out two new franchises in Southern Ireland in partnership with an experienced restaurateur. The group has signed a franchise deal giving exclusive rights to its Las Iguanas and Bella Italia brands in Southern Ireland to Robert O’Donoghue to further the development of its growing

Casual Dining Group beefs up kitchens with new recruitment programme

Casual Dining Group plans to run 100 more apprenticeships this year on top of the 116 already in place across 60 restaurants within its portfolio, the company has announced. Since its launch last year, which saw CDG partner with Remit Training to deliver apprenticeships across its growing estate of 300 restaurants, CDG has developed a