August 4, 2020
Epiris has acquired Casual Dining Group, and will re-brand as The Big Table.
Casual Dining Group was a large restaurant group in the UK, comprising of over 140 restaurants in the market. The Big Table will continue to build on this experience whilst focusing on a smaller, more profitable estate of restaurants under the Bella Italia, Las Iguanas and Café Rouge brands.
Ian Wood, Partner at Epiris, said: “In common with most of the sector, The Big Table’s restaurants have been closed since late March. We will work with James and his team to re-open the restaurants, bringing over 4,000 people off furlough to enable customers to enjoy dining out again. This transaction will enable the business to trade through the uncertain months ahead and to invest in its three strong brands to deliver an even better experience for their customers.”
James Spragg, Chief Executive of The Big Table, added: “We are all delighted to be able to open our restaurants again with the support of an investor with such a successful track record in the leisure sector as Epiris, and look forward to welcoming back our customers.”