Tag Archives: Liverpool

Las Iguanas set for South Coast opening

Las Iguanas is set to open its latest site at the BH2 development in Bournemouth. It is hoped Bournemouth will provide a strong trading-ground for the brand. The vibrant restaurant décor reflects the team’s most recent travels to South America. The restaurant has an ‘invigorating space’ in which guests can relax in comfy booths against

Bad press from kitchen hygiene case ‘cost Las Iguanas £500k’

Las Iguanas claims it suffered £500,000 in lost business as a result of negative publicity that followed a damning hygiene report into a branch that it operates in Liverpool.  Live cockroaches and mouse droppings were found in the kitchen of its branch in the city last year. A court today heard that the mouse droppings were discovered under racks containing

Thai restaurant group that secured £17m funding eyes ambitious expansion

Busaba Eathai, the 17-strong modern Thai restaurant group, has announced earnings are 21% up on last year and confirmed it agreed a £17m funding package earlier this year to push it further forward. The group’s EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization) were £2m and the restaurant EBITDA stood at £4.65m, up 16%. Turnover

Everton beat Liverpool in local hospitality stakes

The catering firm behind one of the UK’s most historic football grounds is celebrating after beating its rivals to an award for the top regional hospitality venue in sport. Sodexo Prestige Venues & Events popped the champagne corks after Everton FC was named Sports Hospitality Venue of the Year 2016 at the Downtown in Business

Flying Pig & Lobster expands with £600k bank funding

Liverpool-based pub and restaurant group Flying Pig & Lobster has opened its third pub following £600,000 in Growth Capital funding from Santander Corporate & Commercial.  Established in 2013 by Roy Ellis, Charlotte Kemp and Neil Macleod together with TV celebrity chef Simon Rimmer, Flying Pig & Lobster focuses on developing high-quality and unique outlets in

Burger chain Five Guys moves in on major northern cities

Five Guys, the burger chain that claims there are more than 250,00 ways to order a burger at their restaurants, is moving in on the North. The US burger chain, which does not use freezers preferring to cook everything fresh on the day, will be opening on Leicester’s Cheapside on 19 November in what used

Optimum Group adds 22nd Costa Coffee outlet to Merseyside empire

Optimum Group, Merseyside’s biggest Costa Coffee franchisee, has added its 22nd outlet in the area in what used to be the Red House pub in the Old Swan district (pictured). The 2000 square foot premises has been made possible thanks to funding of £750,000 from Yorkshire Bank, which has been invested in the purchase of