Expansion

Pret to expand into India under its latest global franchise agreement

Pret to expand into India

By James McAllister

Pret A Manger is to expand into India with up to 100 sites expected to open in the country over the next five years, under its latest global franchise agreement.

Pret to launch in Spain and Portugal

Pret to launch in Spain and Portugal

By Georgi Gyton

Pret A Manger has reached an agreement with Ibersol Group to launch Pret in Spain and Portugal as it looks to grow its international reach.

Pret A Manger plots Irish expansion

Pret plots Irish expansion

By James McAllister

Pret A Manger is to expand into the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland for the first time after securing a new agreement with existing franchise partner Carebrook Partnership.

Döner Shack to make Scottish debut at Glasgow’s Silverburn shopping centre

Döner Shack to make Scottish debut

By James McAllister

German street food concept Döner Shack is set to make its debut in Scotland in the coming months having secured a site at Glasgow’s Silverburn shopping centre.

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The Avocado Show eyes new year growth

By Helen Gilbert

Netherlands-founded mono product restaurant The Avocado Show is set to open at least two more sites in London in the new year, having signed up a new franchise operator.

South Asian street food franchise Chaiiwalla to roll out in London

Chaiiwalla to roll out in London

By Andrew Don

South Asian street food franchise Chaiiwalla is gearing up to make its London debut as it targets 230 UK locations by the end of 2024.

Wendy’s sees 'extremely strong' UK sales

Wendy’s sees 'extremely strong' UK sales

By James McAllister

Wendy’s says it is ’extremely excited' about the consumer response to its UK market return, and is on track to have 10 locations open by the end of the year.

Pret A Manger to pilot move into Canada

Pret to pilot move into Canada

By James McAllister

Pret A Manger and fast food brand A&W Food Services of Canada have reached an initial agreement to introduce the Pret brand and products to A&W restaurants in Canada.

Neighbourhood-style brunch restaurant brand Megan's sets out 'ambitious growth plans'

Megan's sets out 'ambitious growth plans'

By James McAllister

Neighbourhood-style restaurant brand Megan's is pushing ahead with 'ambitious growth plans' with an aim to reach 22 sites in total by the end of 2022.

The Real Greek and Franco Manca operator Fulham Shore eyes 150 new sites

Fulham Shore eyes 150 new sites

By Finn Scott-Delany

Fulham Shore has 12 sites in legal negotiations, with a further 150 locations identified as part of its medium term growth plans.

Fino Tapas eyes expansion

Fino Tapas launches £2m expansion drive

By James McAllister

Preston-based Spanish restaurant Fino Tapas is to open four new locations this year as part of a £2m expansion plan, with a view to establishing further sites in the future.

The Orange Buffalo secures second permanent restaurant site in London

The Orange Buffalo secures second permanent site

By James McAllister

New York-style chicken wing brand The Orange Buffalo has secured its second bricks and mortar site in the capital, on Argyll Street in Soho, which it will launch next week.

Pizza Hut is to close 29 restaurant outlets

Decline of branded restaurant outlets set to continue

By James McAllister

The branded restaurant segment of the UK eating out market is set to experience a further outlet decline of 0.5% in 2021, new research from Lumina Intelligence’s Operator Data Index indicates.

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