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Chopstix Group acquires Chozen Noodle as it continues to grow roadside portfolio

Chopstix acquires Chozen Noodle

By James McAllister

Chopstix Group, which owns the Chopstix Noodle Bar QSR brand, has announced the acquisition of competitor, Chozen Noodle, for an undisclosed fee.

Ramen shop Send Noods to open in Macclesfield

Ramen shop Send Noods to open in Macclesfield

By Restaurant

Cheekily named ramen restaurant Send Noods will make its debut in food hall Macclesfield Picturedrome following a marketing campaign on subscription site OnlyFans.

Wing specialist Winglab to open in Camden next month

Winglab to open in Camden

By Restaurant

Wing specialist Winglab will open its second London restaurant, in Camden, next month.

Krispy Kreme owned late night cookie concept Insomnia Cookies to make UK launch

Insomnia Cookies to make UK launch

By Shwetali Sapte

Late-night cookie concept Insomnia Cookies will launch in the UK this year, with owner Krispy Kreme saying the brand has whitespace for more than 4,000 locations globally.

The Lowdown: Black Bear Burger wins Kricket’s Fried Chicken Challenge

The Lowdown: Kricket’s Fried Chicken Challenge

By James McAllister

Kricket founders Will Bowlby and Rik Campbell hosted their inaugural Fried Chicken Challenge this week, with Black Bear Burger crowned as the capital’s chicken king.

American chicken wing chain Wingstop UK moves into retail parks

Wingstop moves into retail parks

By Shwetali Sapte

Wingstop UK has announced plans to open its first standalone retail unit at Gallions Reach Retail Park in Beckton, East London, in spring 2023.

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.

healthy eating food to go chain Crussh secures pre-pack sale saving eight sites

Crussh secures pre-pack sale

By Finn Scott-Delany

Crussh, the healthy eating food to go chain, has been acquired in a pre-pack administration deal, saving eight stores, with three closing.

Leeds-based doughnut shop Doh'hut to open in London's Exmouth Market with franchise expansion planned across UK

Doh'hut heads to London

By James McAllister

Leeds-based doughnut brand Doh'hut is heading to the capital with up to five sites expected to open in the city this year.

Pret A Manger reaches initial agreement with Fox Group and Yarzin Sella Group to open in Israel

Pret reaches initial agreement to open in Israel

By James McAllister

Pret A Manger is continuing to step up its international expansion plans having reached an initial agreement with Fox Group and Yarzin Sella Group to introduce the brand in Israel.

Pret rows back on vegetarian Veggie Pret brand with four stores closing and others converted to regular Pret

Pret rows back on Veggie Pret brand

By James McAllister

Pret A Manger is jettisoning the bulk of its Veggie Pret estate with four sites having closed and at least one more converted to a regular Pret store.

How I Got Here: Ed Duah director of Hero Brands, master franchise holder of German Doner Kebab, Choppaluna and Sides,

How I Got Here: Ed Duah

By James McAllister

The director of Hero Brands, master franchise holder of German Doner Kebab, Choppaluna and Sides, on staying true to your vision and the importance of global food variety.

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