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American dreamers: why the US brands including Halal Guys Eggslut and Sweet Chick keep coming

American dreamers: why the US brands keep coming

By Stefan Chomka

A fresh wave of American concepts have crossed the pond in recent years, and more are on their way. Why is the UK so appealing to US brands, and do we still want them?

Rappers and restaurants: Sweet Chick Nas, Rick Ross Wingstop Wahlburgers Mark Wahlberg Snoop Dogg

The Lowdown: rappers and restaurants

By James McAllister

US brand Sweet Chick recently made its UK debut in Fitzrovia, having built a solid foundation in the States thanks to the backing it received from hip-hop rapper Nas.

Chick-fil-A UK facing protests from LGBT+ groups

Protest to target UK's first Chick-fil-A

By Sophie Witts

Protesters are planning to target the UK's first Chick-fil-A restaurant over claims about the company's history of support for anti-gay groups.

Photo: Slapfish website

Slapfish opens in Camden

By James McAllister

One of the largest fast casual seafood restaurant chains in the US has opened its first UK site on Kentish Town Road in Camden.

Opening of US based fast casual restaurant brand Eggslut

Latest opening: Eggslut

By James McAllister

Another week, another US operator landing on UK shores; this time it’s the turn of ‘chef driven, gourmet food concept’ Eggslut, which has opened in Notting Hill.

Slim Chickens opens fourth UK site

Slim Chickens opens fourth UK site

By James McAllister

The Boparan Restaurant Group (BRG) has converted another of its Ed’s Easy Diner sites into a Slim Chickens restaurant, as it continues to expand the US-hatched chicken brand in the UK.