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The Herbert Group

UK’s largest KFC franchise gobbles up more stores after £27m refinancing deal

UK’s largest KFC franchise gobbles up more stores after £27m refinancing deal

The largest KFC franchise in Europe has added a further 27 stores to its portfolio after agreeing a major refinancing deal with Danske Bank that provided it with £27m of new funding. The Herbert Group, which is by controlled by Northern Ireland businessman Michael Herbert, now owns a total of 145 stores, with a further

Horizons predicts foodservice trends for 2016

Fast food group has its eyes on $1bn Pret takeover, report says

A Filipino fast food group is reportedly plotting a takeover bid worth around £740m for 444-strong upmarket sandwich chain Pret A Manger. Jollibee, a popular fast food chain with a network of 2,700 outlets, has held talks with an advisor regarding an offer for Pret, according to a Reuters report which cited unidentified sources. The

McDonald's US

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

Burger King

Testo transforms quality management process for fast food kitchens

Testo has promised to make paperwork and manual documentation a thing of the past for quick-service restaurants with a brand new solution for kitchen checks and monitoring. Quality management is traditionally a time-consuming and expensive task for restaurants, but the company is confident its ‘Testo Saveris Restaurant’ offering will deliver the automation that operators have

FRANKFURT AM MAIN, GERMANY - MARCH 30:  A female employee works in the kitchen at the new McDonald's Flagship Restaurant at Frankfurt International Airport, Terminal 2, on March 30, 2015 in Frankfurt am Main, Germany.  (Photo by Hannelore Foerster/Getty Images)

Fast food chains rule the roost, even when we’re on holiday abroad

Two-fifths of Britons eat McDonald’s, KFC or subway while on holiday abroad, new research claims. A study by online flight comparison company Jetcost identified proximity to branches of the major fast food chains as one of the major factors that Britons take into consideration when they holiday overseas. As many as 43% of British travellers

Julius Meinl

BREAKING NEWS: Coffee shop chains struggling to keep up with QSR growth

New research has revealed that fast food outlets and other chain businesses have boosted coffee servings three times faster than mainstream coffee shops since 2008. According to data released by The NPD Group this morning, specialists are losing share as food operators target lucrative cappuccino and latte drinkers. Britain’s high street specialist coffee chains have

Burger King restaurant

34 Burger King franchises rescued after buyer is found

Thirty-four of Burger King’s franchise sites have been saved after a buyer was found following the news that the previous franchise groups entered into administration earlier this year. Advisory group AlixPartners has struck a rescue deal with Powerbanks, part of the Karali group of companies and the largest Burger King franchisee in the UK. All


Major reshuffle at Leon as co-founder leaves and chain eyes global expansion

There are inklings of a major reshuffle at board-level for healthy fast food chain Leon as several of its directors, including one of its founding fathers departed earlier this month and two new directors were brought in – one from the private equity group which recently bought a major stake in the business. Co-founder Henry


Domino’s secures £24m majority share in UK franchisee partnership

Domino’s Pizza Group is cosying up to its largest franchisee in London to create a newly-formed entity designed to allow it to capture more of the market. As part of the transaction, Domino’s will pay £24m for a 75% stake in the venture, whose assets will consist of all the franchisee’s current operations, which extends