This restaurant chain was launched in 2007 by five of the founders of Strada. The company adapted to having to close all its restaurants and furlough most of its staff during the pandemic by launching a home delivery service, Côte at Home, offering ready meals of favourites such as beef bourguignon and chocolate mousse, and selling wine, cheese and fresh meats. In July 2015, private equity firm BC Partners bought a majority stake from previous owners CBPE Capital in a £250m deal. Led by former chef Alex Scrimgeour, 48, sales came in at £156.6m in 2019.
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