Piccadilly Restaurants

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Piccadilly Restaurants
Founded1944; 76 years ago (1944) in Baton Rouge, Louisiana
HeadquartersBaton Rouge, Louisiana, U.S.
Key people
Azam Malik, CEO
ProductsComfort Food, cafeterias, institutional food service management, catering

Piccadilly Restaurants is a group of cafeteria-style, casual dining restaurants in seven, mainly southeastern United States with the majority located in the Gulf Coast region. They are owned by Piccadilly Holdings LLC.

The chain began in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, where T.H. “Tandy” Hamilton opened the first Piccadilly in 1944.[1] Hamilton has been called the “Walt Disney of the food business” and is often credited as a visionary of providing quality dining and service at an affordable price.

In addition to its traditional restaurants, Piccadilly operates Piccadilly Emergency Services, which provides meals in emergency and disaster settings, and Piccadilly Food Service, which offers meals for schools, hospitals and government organizations.

The company also offers family dining, meals-to-go and catering services.[2]


Piccadilly first opened its doors in Baton Rouge, Louisiana in 1944.

Piccadilly expanded in 1998 when it purchased Morrison’s Cafeterias, a major competitor.[3] In 2003, the company was purchased by Yucaipa Companies and Diversified Investment Management Group.

Piccadilly filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in 2012.[4]

Piccadilly Holdings is led by CEO Azam Malik. In 2018, the company resumed its expansion, opening its first Piccadilly To Go location in Cordova, Tennessee. In addition, a contemporary, prototype restaurant designed to lead future growth is slated to open in early 2019.[5]


  1. ^ "Piccadilly Restaurants, LLC Company Profile | D&B Hoovers". www.hoovers.com. Retrieved 18 October 2018.
  2. ^ "Bloomberg". www.bloomberg.com. Retrieved 18 October 2018.
  3. ^ Staff, Susan G. Strother of The Sentinel. "PICCADILLY GOBBLES UP STRUGGLING MORRISON'S". OrlandoSentinel.com. Retrieved 18 October 2018.
  4. ^ "Piccadilly cafeteria chain files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy". NOLA.com. Retrieved 18 October 2018.
  5. ^ "Not your parents' Piccadilly - Baton Rouge Business Report". Baton Rouge Business Report. 15 August 2018. Retrieved 18 October 2018.