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Casual Dining Group leans on its 280 kitchens to propel delivery growth after weighing up ‘dark kitchen’ argument

Casual Dining Group leans on its 280 kitchens to propel delivery growth after weighing up ‘dark kitchen’ argument

Bella Italia, Cafe Rouge and Las Iguanas owner creates virtual restaurant brands that leverage existing UK-wide kitchen estate

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

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

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

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

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SPECIAL REPORT: Dealing with the biggest problems facing casual dining

Casual Dining Group’s non-executive chairman Martin Robinson is one of the most experienced leisure operators around, having led the buy-out of Center Parcs in the nineties and chaired the board of Wagamama. In a special Q&A session at the Casual Dining Show, he outlined how the owner of Bella Italia, Cafe Rouge and Las Iguanas

Casual Dining Group pulls £160m reinvestment plan, reports say

Casual Dining Group has reportedly decided against a £160m refinancing plan after investors in the restaurant sector pulled back from raising the cash. The restaurant group, which owns Cafe Rouge, Las Iguanas and La Tasca, had been trying trying to replace a debt package held with hedge funds but was unable to gain support from