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A&W reaches deal to pilot Pret A Manger products in Canada

If the pilot is successful, A&W will be granted the exclusive rights to expand the Pret brand across the country.
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A&W reaches deal to pilot Pret A Manger products in Canada

If the pilot is successful, A&W will be granted the exclusive rights to expand the Pret brand across the country.
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Creams expands into Egypt with first int’l franchising deal

The agreement will result in 22 stores in the country over the next five years.

Optimism about future trading recovering despite major challenges: survey

Many of the respondents called for further Government help, including an extension on the VAT reduction, reform of business rates and business rates relief for 2022/23.

Restaurants, pubs enjoy high delivery, takeaway sales in August

Deliveries and takeaways accounted for 27% of managed operators’ total sales during the month.

Inflation seen in months ahead due to “chronic” labour shortages, “insufficient” stock

Some operators are already setting up their own central production kitchens to take pressure away from individual sites.

Jollibee’s UK expansion on track despite COVID slowdown

The chain already has seven stores in the country, six of which were opened amidst the pandemic.

More chains report shortages as supply crisis deepens

Logistics UK, which represents freight firms, and the British Retail Consortium, said a shortfall of some 90,000 HGV drivers was the root of the problem.

Over 7,000 licensed premises in limbo following ‘Freedom Day’: report

Managed restaurant, pub and bar groups are returning at a faster pace than independents.

Restaurants, pubs get boost as staycations boom

The holidaying at home trend also brought with it a bump to tourist sites across the UK.

Papa John’s is growing an appetite for ‘fortressing’ to drive growth

UK director of business development Amit Pancholi offers the latest on the chain’s flexible franchising plan and shares his take on what’s happening in the site selection space.

Food-to-go market to return to pre-COVID levels in second half of 2022

QSRs in particular, were credited for being the main driver of growth.

Shopper conference stable amidst rising inflation

More people also expect to be better off financially than worse off in the year ahead.

Papa John’s eyes 250 restaurants in Germany over next seven years

Its franchise partner already opened its first seven Papa John’s in Magdeburg and Leipzig.