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Greggs sales lagging in city centre locations as more Brits shift to WFH 
The bakery chain reported a 27% rise in UK sales.
McDonald’s earmarks £250m for restaurant redesigns
The upgrade programme includes redesigning McDonald’s kitchens and dining areas to further factor in digital sales channels and the company’s app.
Chopstix to ramp up franchising with new director appointment
It currently operates more than 75 restaurants across the UK, 22 of which are franchised.
Independent burger chain Fat Hippo opening first London site
This will be Fat Hippo’s fourteenth UK location.
Big Table Group appoints David Rust to new F&B director role
The new role will oversee menu planning and development across Las Iguanas, Bella Italia and Café Rouge.
Papa John’s opens store in Blaby
This is now the fifth Papa John’s in Leicestershire. 
Neat Burger believes opportunity remains to innovate amidst recruitment crisis
Gemma De Vyea, the brand’s people and culture coach, is joining the QSR Media UK Conference & Awards this June.
Chart of the Week: On-premise, grab and go continues momentum
Delivery and drive-thru channels remain strong.
Honest Burgers collaborates with Maker’s Mark for new special
The collaboration is Honest’s third time collaborating with Maker’s Mark.
Slim Chickens to open restaurant at Liverpool ONE leisure complex
The outlet will encompass over 175 covers, including an al-fresco dining area. 
German Doner Kebab opens 100th UK restaurant
Now employing over 3,500 people, the brand boasts a development pipeline of 350 franchise units over the next seven years.

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New concepts EggRun eyes solid London footing before taking a crack at nat'l expansion
In a post-lockdown world, co-founders Laurent Manuel and Asher Grant express optimism in getting a bigger market share as consumers slowly return to office spaces.
Executive insights Appetite for delivery-only kitchens expected to grow as indoor dining reopens
PKL Delivery Kitchens global head Charlie Farr explains how delivery kitchens may inform chains’ bricks and mortar strategies.
Franchising Triple Two Coffee expecting 40 UK sites by end-2021, exploring Ireland debut
The chain is currently opening a store almost every week, its managing director said.

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Greggs sales lagging in city centre locations as more Brits shift to WFH 
The bakery chain reported a 27% rise in UK sales.
McDonald’s earmarks £250m for restaurant redesigns
The upgrade programme includes redesigning McDonald’s kitchens and dining areas to further factor in digital sales channels and the company’s app.
Chopstix to ramp up franchising with new director appointment
It currently operates more than 75 restaurants across the UK, 22 of which are franchised.
Independent burger chain Fat Hippo opening first London site
This will be Fat Hippo’s fourteenth UK location.
Big Table Group appoints David Rust to new F&B director role
The new role will oversee menu planning and development across Las Iguanas, Bella Italia and Café Rouge.
Papa John’s opens store in Blaby
This is now the fifth Papa John’s in Leicestershire. 
Neat Burger believes opportunity remains to innovate amidst recruitment crisis
Gemma De Vyea, the brand’s people and culture coach, is joining the QSR Media UK Conference & Awards this June.
Chart of the Week: On-premise, grab and go continues momentum
Delivery and drive-thru channels remain strong.
Honest Burgers collaborates with Maker’s Mark for new special
The collaboration is Honest’s third time collaborating with Maker’s Mark.
Slim Chickens to open restaurant at Liverpool ONE leisure complex
The outlet will encompass over 175 covers, including an al-fresco dining area. 
German Doner Kebab opens 100th UK restaurant
Now employing over 3,500 people, the brand boasts a development pipeline of 350 franchise units over the next seven years.

Exclusives

New concepts EggRun eyes solid London footing before taking a crack at nat'l expansion
In a post-lockdown world, co-founders Laurent Manuel and Asher Grant express optimism in getting a bigger market share as consumers slowly return to office spaces.
Executive insights Appetite for delivery-only kitchens expected to grow as indoor dining reopens
PKL Delivery Kitchens global head Charlie Farr explains how delivery kitchens may inform chains’ bricks and mortar strategies.
Franchising Triple Two Coffee expecting 40 UK sites by end-2021, exploring Ireland debut
The chain is currently opening a store almost every week, its managing director said.

Join the QSRMedia UK community