Fast Food

Truffle Burger to open fourth London restaurant in Marylebone

Truffle Burger heads to Marylebone

By James McAllister

London-based 'finer diner' brand Truffle Burger will open its fourth bricks and mortar site later this month in Marylebone.

Restaurant sales down 5.6% as Brits made further cutbacks

Restaurant sales down 5.6% as Brits make further cutbacks

By Joe Lutrario

The latest Barclays report is grim reading for restaurants with sales down 5.6% in March and consumer research showing that 62% of consumers are trying to cut down on eating out in full-service establishments.

Wendy’s to open first UK drive-thru restaurant at Brampton Hut A1/A14 intersection

Wendy’s to launch first UK drive-thru

By James McAllister

Wendy's is to open its first drive-thru location in the UK later this month as part of a new franchise deal for the East of England region.

Taco Bell reaches 100 UK sites amid 'ambitious growth plans'

Taco Bell reaches 100 UK sites

By James McAllister

Mexican-inspired quick service restaurant brand Taco Bell has opened it 100th UK site following 18 months of rapid growth.

What digital loyalty schemes are available for restaurant brands?

The Lowdown: Digital loyalty schemes

By Joe Lutrario

The likes of McDonald’s, Burger King, Pret a Manger and Tortilla have all unveiled new rewards schemes within weeks of each other. Why?

Burger King launches UK-wide loyalty programme Your Burger King app

Burger King launches UK-wide loyalty programme

By James McAllister

Burger King UK has launched a new UK-wide loyalty programme that it says will aim to drive increased customer engagement through personalised, digitally-led offers.

How I Got Here Jeremy Ford-Young co-founder of plant-based fast-food brand BVRGER

How I Got Here Jeremy Ford-Young

By James McAllister

The co-founder of plant-based fast-food brand BVRGER, which launched in 2020 and now has two sites in the capital, on building his business in the midst of the pandemic.

How I Got Here: Liz Down co-founder of Black Bear Burger

How I Got Here: Liz Down

By James McAllister

The co-founder of Black Bear Burger, which is about to launch its second sit down restaurant on Exmouth Market in Clerkenwell, on how she and her husband built their business.

Burger King trials use of reusable packaging sustainability

Burger King trials use of reusable packaging

By James McAllister

Burger King UK has begun trialling a new range of reusable and returnable packaging for its burgers, sides and drinks across a small number of its restaurants.

What is the value of the UK's food to go sector?

Food to go sector to reach £23bn by 2025

By Georgi Gyton

The value of the UK food to go sector is expected to reach £23bn by 2025, driven by accelerated physical expansion, new product development and growth in channels such as delivery, according to Lumina Intelligence.

SSP reports group revenues at 62% of 2019 levels

SSP reports group revenues at 62% of 2019 levels

By Restaurant

Food and drink travel hub business SSP says that its group revenues were at around 62% of 2019 levels for the four-month period to 30 January 2022, as the impact of Covid on the travel sector continued to bite.

How I Got Here: Rachel Hugh co-founder of vegan burger group The Vurger Co

How I Got Here: Rachel Hugh

By James McAllister

The co-founder of vegan burger group The Vurger Co on why she gave up a career in fashion to run restaurants, and her vision of changing the fast-food world.

Advisors appointed for Burger King UK float

Advisors appointed for Burger King UK float

By Georgi Gyton

Burger King UK’s backer Bridgepoint has appointed Bank of America and Investec to advise on the floatation of the fast food giant during the first half of 2022.

Top fast food brands set to see strong turnover growth according to latest data from the Lumina Intelligence Operator Data Index

Top fast food brands set to see strong turnover growth

By James McAllister

Five Guys, Tortilla, German Doner Kebab and Coco di Mama are all set to fully recover and exceed their 2019 turnover values this year, the latest data from the Lumina Intelligence Operator Data Index shows.

McDonald's UK aims for net zero emissions by 2040

McDonald's UK aims for net zero emissions by 2040

By James McAllister

McDonald's UK and Ireland (UK&I) has launched a new sustainability strategy with the aim of achieving net zero emissions across its entire business and value chain by 2040.

Canadian fast food restaurant brand Tim Hortons lines up trio of drive thru locations

Tim Hortons lines up trio of drive thru locations

By James McAllister

Canadian restaurant brand Tim Hortons is continuing to grow its UK presence at pace having secured sites for three more drive thru locations in retail and leisure parks.