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Everything you need to know about McDonald's new spin off brand CosMc's

The Lowdown: CosMc’s

By Restaurant

McDonald’s is launching a spin-off brand that appears to have Starbucks and its ilk in its cross-hairs.

The Halal Guys to open in north London

The Halal Guys to open in north London

By Restaurant

US-founded fast casual chain The Halal Guys will open a site in London’s Wood Green, bringing its estate in the capital back up to two sites.

Joe & The Juice acquired by General Atlantic

Joe & The Juice acquired by General Atlantic

By Finn Scott-Delany

Joe & The Juice is set to be acquired by New York-based investment firm General Atlantic, with plans for growth across the US, Europe and the Middle East.

US fast food chain Chick-fil-A plots UK return

Chick-fil-A plots UK return

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US fast food chain Chick-fil-A has announced it is planning to relaunch in the UK in early 2025 and expand to five sites within the first two years.

Subway announces sale to Roark Capital owner of US chains Arby’s and Buffalo Wild Wings

Subway announces sale to Roark Capital

By James McAllister

Subway has entered into an agreement to be acquired by affiliates of Roark Capital, the owner of US chains Arby’s and Buffalo Wild Wings, for a reported $9.55bn (£7.6bn).

Subway nears $9.6bn sale to Arby's owner Roark Capital

Subway nears $9.6bn sale to Roark Capital

By James McAllister

Sandwich giant Subway is set to be acquired by Roark Capital, the owner of US chains Arby’s and Buffalo Wild Wings, in a deal worth $9.6bn.

Chain and QSR restaurants drive menu price increases to 14.4%

Chain restaurants drive menu price increases

By Restaurant

Food menu inflation has increased by 14.4% year-on-year, according to Lumina Intelligence’s latest Menu Tracker Quarterly Report of Q2 2023, driven primarily by chain restaurants and QSR operators.

Popeyes UK has launched a wedding catering service

The Lowdown: Wings & Rings

By James McAllister

Popeyes UK has launched a wedding catering service for those looking to add a little Cajun spice to their nuptials.

Pret expands in Dubai

Pret expands in Dubai

By Finn Scott-Delany

Pret a Manger is expanding its operations in Dubai with two new shops opening this week and a further three planned by the end of the year.

Shake Shack UK operator Diverse Dining sees losses widen

Shake Shack UK operator sees losses widen

By Georgi Gyton

Diverse Dining, which operates the Shake Shack brand in the UK, has seen losses widen despite sales returning close to pre-pandemic levels.

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