Expansion

Big Fang tees up first London site with openings in Nottingham and Bristol also planned this year

Big Fang tees up first London site

By James McAllister

Competitive socialising group Big Fang Collective has confirmed it will open its first London outpost later this year, having secured a site in Waterloo.

Yard Sale Pizza explores options to take the brand forward after appointing advisors

Yard Sale explores options for growth

By Finn Scott-Delany

Neighbourhood pizza shop concept Yard Sale Pizza has appointed advisors as it considers 'a number of potential options' to grow the brand further.

Indian street food and craft beer specialist Bundobust is heading to Birmingham for its fifth opening.

Bundobust heads to Birmingham

By James McAllister

Indian street food and craft beer hall brand Bundobust is heading to Birmingham for its fifth opening.

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.

Virtual shooting competitive socialising concept Clays secures investment from Imbiba to expand

Clays secures investment from Imbiba

By James McAllister

Virtual shooting competitive socialising concept Clays has secured investment from Imbiba to help support its growth plans, which includes the launch of three new sites next year.

Pret to expand into India under its latest global franchise agreement

Pret to expand into India

By James McAllister

Pret A Manger is to expand into India with up to 100 sites expected to open in the country over the next five years, under its latest global franchise agreement.

Pret to launch in Spain and Portugal

Pret to launch in Spain and Portugal

By Georgi Gyton

Pret A Manger has reached an agreement with Ibersol Group to launch Pret in Spain and Portugal as it looks to grow its international reach.

Pret A Manger plots Irish expansion

Pret plots Irish expansion

By James McAllister

Pret A Manger is to expand into the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland for the first time after securing a new agreement with existing franchise partner Carebrook Partnership.

Döner Shack to make Scottish debut at Glasgow’s Silverburn shopping centre

Döner Shack to make Scottish debut

By James McAllister

German street food concept Döner Shack is set to make its debut in Scotland in the coming months having secured a site at Glasgow’s Silverburn shopping centre.

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The Avocado Show eyes new year growth

By Helen Gilbert

Netherlands-founded mono product restaurant The Avocado Show is set to open at least two more sites in London in the new year, having signed up a new franchise operator.

South Asian street food franchise Chaiiwalla to roll out in London

Chaiiwalla to roll out in London

By Andrew Don

South Asian street food franchise Chaiiwalla is gearing up to make its London debut as it targets 230 UK locations by the end of 2024.

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.

Pret A Manger to pilot move into Canada

Pret to pilot move into Canada

By James McAllister

Pret A Manger and fast food brand A&W Food Services of Canada have reached an initial agreement to introduce the Pret brand and products to A&W restaurants in Canada.

Neighbourhood-style brunch restaurant brand Megan's sets out 'ambitious growth plans'

Megan's sets out 'ambitious growth plans'

By James McAllister

Neighbourhood-style restaurant brand Megan's is pushing ahead with 'ambitious growth plans' with an aim to reach 22 sites in total by the end of 2022.