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Social Media Wrap Up: Pret A Manger tries pod blends; Pizza Hut Restaurants’ self-serve buffet returns; Pizza Express hypes up cookbook launch

Find out what QSRs have been up to on social media this week.

BRAND AND STORE UPDATES

Five Guys has opened their first drive-thru site in the UK.

Pret A Manger said its organic coffee is now available in two pod blends, which can be bought from Tesco and Ocado.

Pizza Hut Restaurants brought back its self-serve buffet and ice cream factory in England.

NEW ON THE MENU

McDonald’s added five new items to its menu, including the new BBQ Quarter Pounder.

PROMOTIONS

Pizza Express is offering customers the chance to win a £1,000 gift card when pre-ordering their cookback, which is slated to launch in September.

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The restaurant will have a floor dedicated to takeaway transactions.
It is seeking franchisees interested in single or multi-unit operations immediately.
The pizza franchise already has over 500 stores in the UK.
The pop-up arrives roughly five months after the chain tried one in Cologne, Germany.
The chain’s rollout of outlets will see them reach nearly 100 UK sites by the end of summer 2022.
The chain, whose city centre outlets were hit hard by COVID-19 restrictions, describes the move as the next step in its ‘transformation” strategy.
This will be the brand’s 74th UK restaurant opening.
Flipdish UK country manager Fionn Hart makes a case for digital interface solutions as an answer.
The CGA Prestige Foodservice Price Index predicts continued inflation over the remainder of 2021.
It is slated to have 100 restaurants over the next five years as part of a master franchise deal.
Its founder says the chain’s on the road to recovery.