At first, Aikens
said he didn't know much about Lazarus House, which provides food, shelter and other services to help people get back on their feet.
decided to open his first eatery outside the capital after speaking to "Yummy Brummie" chef Glynn Purnell.
In conversation with Caterer Middle East in August last year, Aikens
confirmed plans for a second, also casual dining concept to launch within Dubai.
Based in Winchester VA, the Aikens
Group is a premier development firm in the Blue Ridge Shenandoah Valley.
When the Falcuccis checked in at the clubhouse, they learned that Aikens
and Riley had fired a 10-under 62 to finish the tournament at 13-under 131 and capture their fourth consecutive Cosgrove championship.
She added: "TAH's acquisition will facilitate the continued growth and development of the Tom Aikens
brand and restaurants".
It's what Aikens
terms "sweat equity," the commitment hunters and other conservationists make to Arizona wildlife by donating time and money, plus supporting AGFD politically.
was approached by property developer Meraas "around a year-and-a-half to two years ago to come up with a concept".
Finishing with a second-round 6-under-par 66, Aikens
from Pinehills GC and Riley from Sharon CC posted a 36-hole total of 131 to best the 52-team field by two shots.
' new project will be a sharing concept and offer a "family-style experience", and will see guests serving themselves at their tables.
"Our disparity in height is about as severe as you can get out here," Aikens
They've fallen pounds 3.15 to pounds 3.50 in two days, wiping pounds 280 million off the firm's value, after Aikens
warned rival "alcopops" were hitting sales.