Piccolino and Bar & Grill owner Individual Restaurant Company has kept a low profile in recent years. But with the remodelling of its estate and a tie-up with an Italian TV chef, it is no longer keeping its qualities to itself.
After an underwhelming start in the UK, in the hands of Handley Amos, Neapolitan pizza chain Rossopomodoro has begun to expand steadily thanks to a menu overhaul and a forward-thinking link-up with John Lewis.
Jamie’s Italian outpaced the branded competition during the downturn. But can one of Britain’s most successful casual dining brands maintain pole position at home as it continues to build its presence overseas?