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Property Federation: ‘GBK kept us in loop but landlords will decide CVA outcome’

Property Federation: ‘GBK kept us in loop but landlords will decide CVA outcome’

The British Property Federation (BPA) has commended Gourmet Burger Kitchen for engaging with it on its plans for a CVA – but admitted that individual landlords will ultimately be the ones to decide whether its proposals are accepted. GBK revealed yesterday that it has earmarked 17 stores for closure after operating losses for the past

Gourmet Burger Kitchen to close 17 branches as it bids to fight off insolvency

The board of Gourmet Burger Kitchen has taken the decision to initiate a company voluntary agreement (CVA) that will see up to 17 restaurants close and the UK business restructured. Business advisory firm Grant Thornton has been appointed to oversee the process, which could involve reducing its store estate by a fifth. The move comes

Restaurant chains win race for key Leeds retail site

A quarter of restaurant and coffee shop chains have hitched their wagon to the landmark Pinnacle Leeds building in Leeds as the casual dining coverage at the venue takes shape. Cosy Club, Gourmet Burger Kitchen, Chilango and 200 Degrees have signed agreements in the block while three restaurant operators continue to negotiate deals for the remaining

POWER LIST 2016, CHAIN CHAMPIONS: Keith Bird, Chief Operating Officer, Gourmet Burger Kitchen (GBK)

As an operations executive, you want to be working for a brand that is constantly looking to expand and evolve itself, and that’s certainly the case for Keith Bird. It’s been a momentous year for Gourmet Burger Kitchen as it has pushed on with site growth to edge past the 70-store mark and taken back

Council bosses in Oldham hunt restaurant chains to fill £37m retail development

Nando’s, Loungers and Gourmet Burger Kitchen are among the restaurant chains headlining a £37m redevelopment project at Oldham’s Old Town Hall. The Old Town Hall is set to welcome its first visitors on October 21 and the restaurant trio will be fighting it out between themselves for a share of the customers that visit the

Running Wimpy UK gave Famous Brands courage to pay £120m for GBK

South African restaurant group Famous Brands will draw on its nine years’ experience owning Wimpy in the UK as it plots a growth path for Gourmet Burger Kitchen. The group announced last week that it was shelling out £120m to acquire GBK, which operates 75 sites in the UK. Kevin Hedderwick, group strategic advisor responsible

GBK reports good trade in Yorkshire after launch of 73rd site

Premium burger restaurant, Gourmet Burger Kitchen (GBK), has launched a brand new 3,700 square foot restaurant at Flemingate, as part of the mammoth retail and leisure development in Beverley. The official opening was preceded with a special Grill Warming event to sample their menu, before a 100 cheeseburger giveaway took place to mark the new

Top restaurant chains line up for Oldham regeneration project

Nando’s, Gourmet Burger Kitchen and Costa are among the named brands planned to open in Oldham’s flagship Old Town Hall development later this year. The ground breaking scheme – which is transforming the Grade II listed building into a multiplex Odeon cinema with 800 seats and seven screens – will include a total of seven

Exclusive: GBK bets on revamped kitchen design to spur sales

A shift towards open prep areas and the specification of new kitchen technology, particularly in terms of grilling, will elevate the role of the kitchen in future sites launched by Gourmet Burger Kitchen, the company has said. GBK has an ambitious growth programme in place as it looks to build on its 60 UK stores,