Tag Archives: Robin Rowland

Ex-YO! boss jumps on board restaurant chain after private equity deal

Ex-YO! boss jumps on board restaurant chain after private equity deal

Restaurant group Rosa’s Thai Cafe has secured a significant injection of private capital and the services of ex-YO! Sushi boss Robin Rowland in a joint move that places it on a new growth path. The company, which is one of the UK’s fastest-growing restaurant groups, has sold a majority stake in the business to TriSpan,

ANALYSIS: YO! Sushi splashes the cash to create a sushi restaurant superpower

YO! Sushi recently dipped into its war-chest and spent £59m to create the world’s largest sushi chain. FEJ looks at what lies ahead for the rapidly-growing foodservice chain. With more than 70 stores in the UK, YO! Sushi is an entrenched fixture on the British high street. But in what is the latest high-profile example of

Ex-Pizza Express CEO makes dramatic return to casual dining market

Former Pizza Express chief Richard Hodgson is back at the forefront of the casual dining market after joining the expanded YO! Group as CEO. YO! Sushi last week shelled out £59m to acquire Bento Sushi in North America and Hodgson’s role will involve overseeing the newly-formed combined business. Hodgson brings considerable international restaurant and retail

POWER LIST 2016, BUSINESS LEADERS: Robin Rowland, Chief Executive Officer, YO! Sushi

YO! Sushi’s Robin Rowland picked up the ultimate ‘power’ accolade earlier this year when he was awarded an OBE for services to the restaurant and hospitality industry. “This is a huge honour, but also a major recognition for our amazing UK hospitality industry, which now leads the world in everything from innovation and operational excellence