Pizza Express founder Peter Boizot dies aged 89
Peter Boizot, founder of the restaurant chain Pizza Express, has died at his home in Peterborough aged 89.
Boizot opened the first Pizza Express restaurant on Wardour Street in Soho, London, in 1965 and is credited by many with revolutionising the casual-dining experience. The brand now has more than 500 restaurants worldwide.
Boizot was born in Peterborough in 1929 and attended the King’s School before studying history at Cambridge University. After graduating he spent 10 years living on the continent – teaching English in Paris, working for Nestlé’s publicity department in Switzerland and... read more
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