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Q&A with Alan Morgan, CEO of The Big Table Group

The Big Table Group, which owns Bella Italia, Las Iguanas and Cafe Rouge, recently announced plans to open 50 new restaurants. The expansion will invest in excess of £50m and create 1,250 new jobs. CEO Alan Morgan shares with Catering Today the decision behind the expansion, how the group has recovered from the pandemic, and why the brand has gotten increasingly popular.

What is the history of the business? 

The Big Table Group was formed last summer to acquire and operate the Bella Italia, Café Rouge and Las Iguanas restaurant brands. In a process handled by AlixPartners, parts of the business formerly known as Casual Dining Group were acquired from administration, preserving more than 3,500 jobs across the UK and 150 restaurants trading as Las Iguanas, Bella Italia and Café Rouge.

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