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Restaurant outfit Hancock’s signs deal for seventh unit following stellar UK launch

Restaurant outfit Hancock’s signs deal for seventh unit following stellar UK launch

Group has signed an agreement with the St James Centre in Dover to open its next outlet early next year as it continues expansion


Wimpy boss says UK refurbishment programme will take time

The UK’s first hamburger restaurant chain is in the early stages of an expansion plan aimed at rebuilding its high street presence. Wimpy, which was originally bought to the UK in 1956, once had more than 100 sites across the country but was ultimately forced to close a substantial percentage of its restaurants due to competition

Marston’s cements expansion plans with £360m bank facility

Pub operator and brewer Marston’s PLC has agreed a new bank facility to replace the £257.5m existing facility which was due to expire in November 2018.  The new facility extends to March 2022 and comprises a £320m loan commitment, with an incremental £40m accordion facility providing additional flexibility, at improved terms.   The new facility will

Revolution Bars Group expands at opposite ends of the UK

Revolution Bars Group is to open two new sites under the Revolución de Cuba brand this month in Aberdeen, its first in Scotland, and also Reading, increasing its portfolio to 12 across the UK. Launching next week, Revolución de Cuba Aberdeen will be located within the Academy Shopping Centre and is housed within a 5,200

TGI restaurant expansion leads to 20,000 job applications in one year

American-themed restaurant chain TGI Fridays has revealed that it has received more than 20,000 applications to join the business in the last year. Exactly 20,332 applications were submitted to join the TGI Fridays UK team in the last twelve months, leading to the company providing 350 careers and the promise of 150 more to come

Belfast pizza chain exploring options for expansion into Great Britain

Northern Ireland-based wood-fired pizza and pasta restaurant group Little Wing Pizzeria has plans to enter the UK Italian dining market following rapid expansion in its home country. With six outlets already under its belt, Little Wing is owned and operated by Bill Wolsey and his sons, Conall and Luke. The business is part of the

Expansive London restaurant group acquires three new sites

Privately owned bar and restaurant group Drake & Morgan, has announced the acquisition of a further three sites, scheduled to open over the next 12 months, bringing its portfolio to 14 following the opening of ‘The Commission’ at Heathrow’s Terminal 4 this summer. As part of Drake & Morgan’s strategy to expand The Refinery brand

Zizzi opens four sites in five weeks and outlines plans to enter Ireland

High street restaurant group Zizzi has announced the further expansion of its estate with the opening of four new sites in the UK within a five-week period, as well as plans to enter Ireland in April. The Italian chain opened its Broadway Bradford restaurant last month, seating 110-covers over 2,950 sq ft, closely followed by