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Six Frankie & Benny’s sites put on the market

The Restaurant Group (TRG) has instructed international real estate advisor Savills to sell a further nine of its former sites in England and Scotland. The move comes after it used the firm to dispose of 31 surplus restaurants over the past 18 months following restructuring. The units are available on an individual basis and comprise

‘Real time’ digital feedback influences menu innovation at The Restaurant Group

‘Real time’ comments from customers using a dedicated smartphone app will provide The Restaurant Group (TRG) with a means to drive menu innovation, the company has revealed. It has rolled out a ‘guest-feedback’ app that is designed to allow it to better understand and respond to customer needs. The feedback is being used to drive

The Restaurant Group strikes deals to penetrate food delivery market

A quarter of The Restaurant Group’s sites now offer delivery from its kitchens following a concerted effort to drive this part of its business in the last 12 months. The company, which owns Frankie & Benny’s, Chiquito and Coast to Coast, plans to expand the percentage of its 500 restaurants that provide delivery, and even

Sales tumble for owner of Frankie & Benny’s and Chiquito

Like-for-like sales at The Restaurant Group slipped 3% and almost 2% overall last year, the company revealed this morning. Given that it posted sales of £711m last year, the drop is equivalent to around £13m by FEJ’s calculations. Updating on its performance for the 52 weeks to 31 December 2017, the owner of Frankie &

Frankie & Benny’s gets creative in its test kitchen to win back lapsed customers

Menu refinements and new product trials are among the actions that Frankie & Benny’s is planning over the coming months as it bids to re-establish the competitiveness of the brand and attract back lapsed customers.  The performance of the chain, which spans 258 restaurants, has been under close scrutiny by owner The Restaurant Group (TRG)

Prezzo launches bid to sell off 10% of locations

UK restaurant group Prezzo is looking to sever ties with 10% of its locations in an effort to nurture new sites.  It has been reported that the equity-backed company has appointed property agents JLL and AG&G to find buyers for 27 underperforming or unprofitable properties within its portfolio. The offering includes eight Chimichanga Tex-Mex restaurants

The Restaurant Group loses second CFO in 12 months

The Restaurant Group (TRG) is searching for a new CFO for the second time in less than a year after confirming that Barry Nightingale has left the business with immediate effect. The Chiquito and Frankie & Benny’s owner told the stock exchange that it was in the process of trying to find a replacement and

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