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THE BIG INTERVIEW: Las Iguanas’ Glenn Evans on bringing the Latin beat to casual dining kitchens

THE BIG INTERVIEW: Las Iguanas’ Glenn Evans on bringing the Latin beat to casual dining kitchens

“What we have in a Las Iguanas kitchen is very different to your standard operator” – food development head for 55-strong chain on the unique equipment and operational challenges it faces

POWER LIST 2018, CHAIN CHAMPIONS: Glenn Evans, Head of Food Development, Las Iguanas

Overseeing the food development of some 65 restaurants, including sister brands La Tasca and La Vino, you’ll do well to find anyone in the casual dining field that knows more about South American food trends than Las Iguanas’ Glenn Evans. The company’s vertical focus has given it a point of differentiation in what has become

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.

Las Iguanas partners with Airbnb for ‘chef’s table’ offer hosted by exec chef Glenn Evans

Las Iguanas, the South American-inspired restaurant brand owned by Casual Dining Group, has partnered with Airbnb to offer experiences through its accommodation platform. The brand is offering a monthly ‘chef’s table’ in Bloomsbury hosted by its head of food development Glenn Evans, and cocktail masterclasses at its flagship restaurant at the Southbank Centre. Participants in

PANEL DISCUSSION: Menu innovation challenges for multi-site operators

Keeping menus innovative and profitable is an ongoing challenge for pub and restaurant operators. At the recent Casual Dining Show in London, consultant, chef and author, Jay Morjaria, chaired a panel of some of the top executive chefs in the business as they discussed what goes on in their development kitchens. FEJ had a front

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