David Coffer Awarded One of the Restaurant Sector’s Most Influential – New Survey from Allegra

June 16, 2011

Allegra Strategies has announced the first ever Who’s Who List of Restaurant Leaders, comprising the restaurant sector’s top stakeholders from around the UK. From a list which encompassed branded chain operators, chefs, key suppliers, investors and leading analysts, David Coffer, Chairman of The Coffer Group, was awarded a coveted spot, ranking position 59.

The Top 100 was announced at Allegra’s Restaurant Leader Summit on 12 June 2011, where some of the restaurant industry’s top executives debated the major issues affecting the sector including the economic downturn.

The Top 100 list comprised leading operators, chefs, investors, suppliers, media celebrities and critics who are having the greatest influence on the development of the industry. The Top 10 alone contains representatives from global fast food, casual and fine dining, leading pub groups and venture capital.

David Coffer, Chairman of The Coffer Group, said: “The sheer breadth of those represented is indicative of the variety and vibrancy of the UK restaurant sector, and I am very proud to be among those individuals who are shaping the industry today. Having been advising the restaurant sector for 46 years, I feel that the sector is more exciting now than it has ever been, with some really exceptional fast-casual and casual dining restaurant concepts having also boosted a new surge in confidence in M&A and investment activity.”

The full list of Who’s Who of Restaurant Leaders can be accessed at http://www.restaurantportal.co.uk/files/Allegra%20Restaurant%20Brand%20Portal%20-%20Top%20100%20(13-06-11).pdf