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British network of Muffin Break stores bulges towards 60 sites

British network of Muffin Break stores bulges towards 60 sites

Muffin Break has opened its 59th UK store at The Mall Blackburn shopping centre, and says that it continues to look for additional franchisees to expand its network. The chain, originally from Australia, puts fresh baking on site at the heart of a retail strategy that it feels can be replicated across the world. It currently

PKL introduces online advice centre for U-Select financing service

PKL has launched an online advice centre for U-Select, its catering equipment financing service. The guide already has a number of articles, including the advantages of using a combi oven, understanding single and three phase electrical supply, how renting catering equipment affects your tax bill, hints on buying the best food display for your business and advice

Subway pops up at Southampton hospital

The ninth outlet in the Subway/Compass Group partnership has opened at University Hospital Southampton. A spokesman for Subway says the move underpins the Subway brand’s commitment to providing nutritious, fresh and convenient food options. “It is a committed partner to the UK Government’s Public Health Responsibility Deal and the only quick service restaurant to have

Fast food chain Wing Zone flies into London with first franchise

American chain Wing Zone is to open its first UK franchise outlet in Finsbury Park, London, on 5 November. The licensed 32-cover restaurant will serve chicken wings in a choice of nine different flavours devised as the Wing Zone ‘Flavour Fuze concept’ – such as Nuclear Habanero, Honey Q and Mango Fire as well as burgers,

Optimum Group adds 22nd Costa Coffee outlet to Merseyside empire

Optimum Group, Merseyside’s biggest Costa Coffee franchisee, has added its 22nd outlet in the area in what used to be the Red House pub in the Old Swan district (pictured). The 2000 square foot premises has been made possible thanks to funding of £750,000 from Yorkshire Bank, which has been invested in the purchase of