Carluccio's to expand with ex-Paramount restaurants
Carluccio's, the Italian cafe chain, has added four more restaurants to its portfolio with the acquisition of sites from the former Paramount Restaurants estate.
Among these are the Brasserie Gerards in Berkhampstead, Pinner Reigate and Teddington, which after refurbishment will join the 57 establishments the company owns, according to William Reed Business Media's M&C Report.
It is expected that the new cafes will open in May or June this year and alongside acquisitions in Paddington and Colchester takes the company's expansion to six of the ten new venues it hopes to open in 2012.
Paramount, which owned 24 restaurants, went into administration in November last year and a variety of chains bought a number of sites, including Brasserie Blanc and La Tasca, who acquired eight and two respectively.
Carluccio's was established in 1991 and is led by Simon Kossoff. It was named after the famous Italian chef Antonio Carluccio who continues to work with the firm with its menu development.
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