Cinnamon Collection acquired by Harry Ramsden’s owner

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Location: England
Other: Business, Venues

London’s three-strong Cinnamon Collection chain of restaurants has been sold to Harry Ramsden’s boss Ranjit Singh Boparan.

Boparan’s restuarant arm, Boparan Restaurant Holdings (BRH), has taken on the Indian fine dining sites, which include The Cinnamon Club, based in the Grade II listed Westminster Library, the informal City-based Cinnamon Kitchen, and Cinnamon Soho.

The existing Cinnamon team, including Vivek Singh, CEO and executive chef for the Collection (pictured), and commercial director Tina English, remain in their current roles.

Boparan said: ‘We invest in businesses that add value to our restaurant portfolio, and Cinnamon Collection represents an appealing proposition for our customers.  We believe the business has significant potential for further growth and look forward to working with Vivek and his team to scale the business, particularly as Indian food is one of the UK’s favourite cuisines and is a rollable proposition.’

Singh said: ‘It’s very much business as usual at our three restaurants and we are looking forward to working with BRH. The acquisition presents Cinnamon with great opportunities for growth and for the team to be involved in an exciting stage of the Collection’s development.’

BRH, which also owns the Fishworks restaurant chain, says it is seeking further opportunities and acquisitions within the hospitality industry.

 

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As a freelance journalist, Claire has written about pretty much any topic you can imagine, from which are the best sausages, to how to flood-proof your home. However, her writing on drinks began when she landed a job as a features writer for the Publican magazine in 2007. Adjusting to a lifestyle of sampling the best drinks from around the world was tough, but someone had to do it. Having left the title in 2011, today Claire focuses on drinks and travel writing for both consumer and trade titles. Aside from searching the globe for the best drinks, and the nicest spots to consume them, she also judges global brewing competitions and keeps an eye on the business moves of the on-trade.

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