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EXCLUSIVE: Jollibee confirms it will look for local equipment supply after first UK store opening

Jollibee has confirmed that it will begin to look for UK foodservice equipment suppliers following the opening of its first UK restaurant. In conversation with FEJ, Dennis Flores, president and head of international business EMEAA of Jollibee, exclusively revealed that despite using global suppliers for ease and familiarity in its first UK site, the company

Chopstix Group conducts first Yangtze project since taking over QSR business

The Chopstix Group has added to its quick service pan-Asian restaurant brand Yangtze with the official opening of a new outlet in the popular Bluewater Shopping Centre. The Dartford restaurant represents the first new store opening by Chopstix Group, which purchased the brand in late 2017. Since then, the owners have further invested in Yangtze

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