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

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

YO! Sushi creates world’s largest sushi chain with £59m takeover deal

YO! Sushi has given its international growth plans a massive boost by agreeing a £59m deal to take over North America’s second largest sushi brand Bento Sushi. Bosses at the chain said the merger would create a “global multi-channel and multi-brand sushi platform” with annualised sales of £175m. The acquisition values Bento at CAN $100m

YO! Sushi snares London flagship after Ca’puccino U-turn

YO! Sushi is to open a London flagship restaurant on Tottenham Court Road after taking over a site that has been occupied by Ca’puccino for the last two years. The sushi chain has bought the existing lease from Ca’puccino following a U-turn in the cafe group’s long-term plans for the site. Back in 2015, Ca’puccino

Anxious restaurant chain bosses publish letter to Theresa May

Top brass from some of the country’s leading restaurant chains have written an open letter to Prime Minister Theresa May in a desperate bid to alleviate the enormous cost pressure the industry faces in 2017. The letter, published in last night’s Evening Standard, warns that some chains with central London sites face the prospect of

YO Sushi! boss Robin Rowlands collects OBE for services to industry

YO! Sushi CEO Robin Rowland yesterday received his OBE from Her Royal Highness, The Princess Royal, for services to the restaurant and hospitality industry at an official investiture service at Windsor Castle. Mr Rowlands has been a leading player in the UK restaurant market for more than 30 years working for some of the industry’s

Yo! Sushi submits plans for Newcastle branch

Restaurant chain Yo! Sushi is said to be eyeing up its own site in Newcastle after moving out of Fenwick’s department store in the wake of a food court revamp. The company, which operates more than 80 restaurants, is reportedly looking to turn a former clothing store on the city’s Grainger Street into its latest