We’ve all heard that Jamie’s Italian — Jamie Oliver’s most successful chain — will be opening a small number of sites in the U.S. and Canada (a risky move considering the hot and cold reaction to Food Revolution, which essentially got eaten by Ryan Seacrest, remember?). And now there’s news that Adam Perry Lang, whom Oliver opened Barbecoa in London with, has quit the job and is heading back to the States, too. “Perry Lang has resigned as director of Barby, the holding business which owns the restaurant,” says one report. (See update, below.) The split sounds a little spicy to us. Update: A rep for Jamie Oliver writes in to let us know that Perry Lang isn’t stepping down as director, but is instead just “stepping away from the day-to-day running.” [Caterer and Hotelier]
A short-lived relationship with Oliver.