"It was curry that persuaded Sarah Willingham to pursue a master of business administration degree. After a decade working in the restaurant chain business – at Planet Hollywood and Pizza Express – the straight-talking 37-year-old was convinced the same model could be applied to Indian restaurants.
“I went to the [board of Pizza Express] with the idea of doing to Indian restaurants what we had done to pizzas: offer high-quality food at mid-market prices,” she says. “They looked at me and went, ‘No – we do pizzas. You’re barking mad.’ That was when I thought, if I don’t do this now, I never will, and I started thinking about doing an MBA.”..."
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