Gourmet Restaurant Group announces acquisition of the Bombay Bicycle Club

Gourmet Restaurant Group announces acquisition of the Bombay Bicycle Club

The Gourmet Restaurant Group has today acquired the Indian restaurant and take-away chain the Bombay Bicycle Club.

The deal also coincides with the acquisition of Indian food and restaurant group Vama, making the Gourmet Restaurant Group – which also owns the Tiffinbites brand – the largest Indian restaurant group in the UK.

The recent acquisitions reinforce the Group’s strategy to consolidate the branded Indian dining offering on the high street and bring a good quality, healthy and authentic Indian eating experience to the mass market.

Jamal Hirani, CEO & Founder, commented: “Our company mission is to give diners the opportunity to experience authentic Indian food of the best quality at whatever their price point, and the acquisition today completes the Group’s offering and ensures our presence in all areas of the Indian dining market.”

Tiffinbites currently operates eight outlets in the Greater London area, including sites in Harrods and Selfridges, with planned franchised branches in Oxford, Leeds and Birmingham. In addition, an international expansion plan will see the opening of two sites in Dubai in October.

The Vama Group consists of a fine dining restaurant on Kings Road, London, Khana by Vama which supplies catering for the airline market, as well as a corporate event and wedding catering business. The Gourmet Restaurant Group also operates a large wholesale catering business to blue chip companies across the UK.

The acquisition of the Bombay Bicycle Club adds three restaurants and 15 delivery kitchen outlets to the Group’s portfolio.

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