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POWER LIST 2018, BUSINESS LEADERS: David Page, Chairman, Fulham Shore

David Page is very much British restaurant royalty having enjoyed a glittering 40-year career in the industry that has seen him lead PizzaExpress as it floated on the stock exchange and establish The Clapham House Group. He is now pulling up trees with Fulham Shore, the group that owns the Franco Manca and The Real

Fulham Shore ready to capitalise on restaurant vacancies as it negotiates new locations

Fulham Shore – owner of the Franco Manca and The Real Greek restaurant chains – yesterday gave a bullish forward outlook to investors, insisting it was well-placed to take advantage of the amount of empty restaurant premises coming to market. Chairman David Page has previously reported that rental conditions have become more favourable due to

“Capital needed to open new restaurants is declining,” says top chain chief

David Page, the restaurateur and current chairman of Fulham Shore – owner of the Franco Manca and The Real Greek chains – says it is becoming cheaper to open new restaurants due to landlord incentives. An unprecedented amount of capital has been invested in the UK restaurant sector over recent years, with demand for sites

BREAKING NEWS: Fulham Shore exits charcoal oven restaurant franchise venture

Fulham Shore is exiting the Bukowski Grill franchise business it operates after deciding the venture no longer fits with its core strategy. The group signed a three-year franchise agreement with the owners of the Bukowski brand at the end of 2015 and there was an expectation from the market that it would go on to

EDITOR’S VIEW: A record the restaurant industry doesn’t particularly want

Restaurant chains have been vociferous in denouncing the hike in costs they have faced across multiple fronts during the past year. From increases in the price of catering equipment and fitting out kitchens to the high-profile issue of business rates and rents, financial directors the industry over have had to earn their crust like never

Franco Manca owner: “More restaurant space appearing on market than for many a year”

More restaurant space is appearing on the market than “for many a year” in a sign that rental conditions could be softening for operators, the owner of Franco Manco and The Real Greek has said. David Page, chairman of Fulham Shore, said a number of market factors meant operators with their eyes on expansion have

Fulham Shore to open 15 new sites with £8.5m injection

Fulham Shore has indicated at plans to open 15 new restaurants across its brands in the next 12 months after agreeing increased funding from HSBC. The group hopes to increase its portfolio of restaurants to a total of 60 sties: 45 Franco Manca sites, 14 The Real Greek and one Bukowski Grill franchise, with the