Tag Archives: Casual Dining Show

Pizza Express UK chief: ‘We can’t afford to confuse heritage with habit’

Pizza Express UK chief: ‘We can’t afford to confuse heritage with habit’

The boss of Pizza Express UK insists “we absolutely cannot rest on our laurels” despite appearing to thrive during what remains an uncertain period for the British casual dining sector. The high street pizza chain, which was acquired by Chinese investment firm Hony Capital four years, has watched from close quarters as a number of

Casual Dining show will relocate to ExCeL next year, organisers confirm

Organisers of the Casual Dining show have confirmed that the exhibition will relocate to London ExCeL from 2019. Last week’s event attracted 200 exhibitors and more than 5,000 visitors over the two days, but its success has meant that a new venue was required to continue its growth. With Casual Dining having already reached capacity

Wagamama, Living Ventures and Bistrot Pierre among the brands to scoop industry accolades

The nation’s best casual dining restaurants and pubs were revealed last night at the Casual Dining Restaurant & Pub Awards 2018, which took place at the Marriott London Grosvenor Square, following the first day of the Casual Dining show. Living Ventures, Wagamama, Bistrot Pierre, Brewhouse & Kitchen, Loungers, The Alchemist, Flat Iron, GBK, and 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

Six catering equipment firms stake claim for casual dining glory

A number of catering equipment suppliers are among the companies battling it out this week to win the ‘Innovation Challenge’ prize at the Casual Dining Show. The event, which takes place on 22-23 February at the Business Design Centre in London, has received a record 40 entries. Suppliers from the food, drink, equipment and technology

Top casual dining projects to be recognised

No fewer than 48 casual dining pub and restaurant operators have been shortlisted for the inaugural Casual Dining Restaurant & Pub Awards to be presented at next months’ Casual Dining Show. Brands including JD Wetherspoon, Young’s, Revolution, ASK Italian, Jamie’s Italian, Carluccio’s, Côte Restaurants, wagamama, Nando’s, Ed’s Easy Diner, GBK, and Pizza Hut will be

Luke Johnson and Simon Kossoff to share insight into casual dining success

Organisers of the Casual Dining show have confirmed that they have secured a number of well-known restaurant giants to speak at next year’s show. Luke Johnson, Simon Kossoff and Steve Richards are all set to appear at the event, which returns to the Business Design Centre in Islington, London, on 24-25 February next year. Johnson,

GALLERY: Top kitchen kit at the Casual Dining show

The Frima team, including MD Graham Kille and development chefs Richard Clark and Matthew O'Hagan, with the company's VarioCooking Centre Multificiency 112T.Glenn Roberts with Gram's innovation award for its energy efficient Superior Plus range. Unox shows buyers its new stone deck ovens with independent top heating elements for greater control.Nelson's sales teams were outlining its...