According to property agency Fleurets, which has been instructed to sell the sites, the properties no longer form part of Tragus’s core development plan and are considered no longer suitable for their respective brands.
“Their disposal is part of a longer term growth strategy,” said a spokesperson.
The sites are being marketed for sale as a group or as individual properties. They include:
Bella Italia, Cheltenham (High Street)
Cafe Rouge, Brentwood
Cafe Rouge, Chiswick
Cafe Rouge, Clapham
Cafe Rouge, Ealing
Cafe Rouge, Liverpool (Met Quarter)
Cafe Rouge, Spinningfields
Ortega, Milton Keynes
Strada, Nottingham (Corner House)
Strada, West Hampstead
The move comes months after Tragus, which operates 289 sites, first launched a fast-casual version of its Café Rouge brand outside London’s Euston station, which focuses more on the quick service of hot and cold baguettes, soups and salads.
At the time chief executive Graham Turner said that while the format was still at a trial stage, the smaller concept was a “logical step” for the brand.