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US operator FAT Brands confirms first projects for Scotland

US operator FAT Brands confirms first projects for Scotland

FAT Brands, the parent company of Fatburger and Buffalo’s Express, has signed an international development deal with FB Scotland Ltd to open three co-branded Fatburger and Buffalo’s Express restaurants across Scotland in the next five years. The first branch created as a result of the partnership is scheduled for Dundee. Executing on its renewed focus on international expansion, the Scotland deal is

McDonald’s lays its reputation on the line with “100%” waste pledge

McDonald’s has pledged to completely overhaul the way it manages waste to complete eliminate unrecyclable packaging from its business within the next seven years. By 2025, the burger chain claims that 100% of its guest packaging will come from renewable, recycled, or certified sources with a preference for Forest Stewardship Council certification. The company has

McDonald’s buys in 14,000 new coffee machines as McCafe concept gets a revamp

McDonald’s is mounting a fresh attack on Starbucks and other major coffee chains with a revamp of its McCafe coffee line, beverage equipment and in-store design. The expanded offerings include the introduction of new café-quality espresso beverages to the McCafé lineup – made with freshly-ground espresso and US-sourced whole or nonfat milk – in addition

Leon takes new turn with first roadside restaurant deal

Fast food chain Leon has signed a franchise deal with Roadchef that will see its first roadside restaurants open this summer and kickstart its expansion into the sector. Leon said it plans to open “many more” roadside sites over the next five years although it did not give a specific number. Roadchef, one of the

Barburrito wraps up deal for 21st site opening

Barburrito is the latest chain to have opened at Sheffield’s Meadowhall shopping centre as part of a £60m revamp which has seen numerous operators opening and upsizing at the shopping destination. The Mexican style fast-food brand’s latest site is located in the Oasis Dining Quarter, opposite Five Guys and next to Wrapchic. The 530 sq ft

RETURN OF THE MAC: McDonald’s looks to set the tone for QSR kitchens of the future

When a corporate bellwether such as McDonald’s stakes its bets on a horse, it’s usually worth the rest of the industry sitting up and paying attention because there’s a fair chance that industry benchmarks will be set in the process. The US-based QSR company and its golden arches have been a symbol of fast food

Domino’s UK teams up with Nordic partner to acquire 42-strong pizza chain

Domino’s Pizza Group’s UK operation, together with its Nordic partners – Pizza Pizza Norway – has splashed the cash to acquire Dolly Dimple’s, a leading Norwegian pizza operator. Dolly Dimple’s is the third largest pizza company in Norway, with 42 stores across the country and a well-established and strong heritage of customer service. It is

KFC ploughs £3.5m into apprentices in last six years

Fast food giant KFC has revealed that it has invested £3.5 million in apprenticeship programmes since 2011 and is continuing to spend on education. It has announced that it will be expanding its current education programme to provide opportunities to all members of staff. Its new apprenticeship programmes will launch in May. The programme comprises

McDonald’s sells its operation in China for £1.7 billion

McDonald’s this morning agreed to sell 80% of its business in China and Hong Kong as part of a strategy to franchise more of its restaurants worldwide. The company has struck a deal with China’s largest conglomerate CITIC Limited, as well as CITIC Capital and The Carlyle Group, to create an entity that will become