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IHOP and Applebee’s owner targets UK market

By James McAllister

US-based casual dining operator Dine Brands Global is looking to launch a ‘duel-branded restaurant concept’ in the UK that encompasses its IHOP and Applebee’s chains.

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

Chick-fil-A plots UK return

By Restaurant

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.

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.

Tommy Lee US-born CEO of Californian-based pizzeria 800° Degrees Pizza discusses his career

How I Got Here: Tommy Lee

By James McAllister

The US-born CEO of Californian-based pizzeria 800° Degrees Pizza, which made its UK debut earlier this year, on his extensive career in restaurants, and the importance of listening and learning.

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.

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.

New York's Black Tap 'craft' burger restaurant targets London

New York's Black Tap 'craft' burgers targets London

By Joe Lutrario

New York-based 'craft' burger group Black Tap is hoping to enter the London market having appointed property consultants Gillingham Bell International and Highland Global to help it identify sites.

Popeyes kickstarts UK rollout with second UK opening in Chelmsford Essex

Popeyes kickstarts UK rollout

By James McAllister

Popeyes is to open its second UK site in Chelmsford, Essex, as it looks to kickstart its UK rollout.

Wendy’s outlines UK plans for 2022

Wendy’s sets out 2022 UK expansion plans

By Finn Scott-Delany

Wendy’s chief executive Todd Penegor has told analysts the company is 'very pleased' with its launch in the UK as he set out the group's UK expansion plans for 2022.

Wendy’s sees 'extremely strong' UK sales

Wendy’s sees 'extremely strong' UK sales

By James McAllister

Wendy’s says it is ’extremely excited' about the consumer response to its UK market return, and is on track to have 10 locations open by the end of the year.

Wendy's eyes Croydon opening UK return first London opening

Wendy's eyes Croydon opening

By James McAllister

US burger chain Wendy’s is set to launch a restaurant in Croydon, for what could mark its first London opening since announcing its return to the UK market.

US burger fast food chain Wendy's to open in Oxford as it re-enters UK market after more than 20 years

Wendy's to open in Oxford

By James McAllister

US burger chain Wendy’s has secured a site in Oxford as it pushes ahead with its plan to return to the UK after more than two decades.

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