Beloved high street chain will pivot to grab-and-go
Wagamama will trial a new grab-and-go spinoff called Mamago, with new owners The Restaurant Group plotting to convert existing restaurants to the brand as well as opening a small number of new sites. [Big Hospitality]
Big-deal bakery brings doughnuts and sourdough to Wembley Park
Bread Ahead will open a bakery, deli, and baking school on a £3 billion mixed-use development.
Swelling London coffee chain takes expansion Nordic
Department of Coffee and Social Affairs acquires Nordic Bakery, which now has only one remaining site in Golden Square, Soho. The group announced its acquisition of Brighton’s Small Batch just last week. [Propel Hospitality]
Celebrity Italian chef takes on consultant role for central London group
Aldo Zilli will lend his hand to San Carlo Regent Street, having overseen the launch of the group’s Cicchetti sites in Piccadilly and Covent Garden. [The Caterer]