Food to Go News

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    You Me Sushi looking to treble estate

    2022-09-05T07:33:00Z

    The predominately London-based business is looking to grow its estate three-fold in the next two years as it looks to expand through franchising

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    Itsu partners with McDonald’s former largest franchisee

    2022-08-16T09:26:00Z

    Atul Pathak will open the “first of many” franchise site with Itsu, next to Wembley Stadium, later this autumn

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    Indian street food concept Filli planning UK expansion

    2022-08-10T07:30:00Z

    Filli – a chai and Indian street food business based in the UAE – is due to open a café in London later this month, and is planning 10 more UK sites in the next two years

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    SSP secures Greggs franchise deal

    2022-08-09T07:31:00Z

    The first shop to open under the deal is now trading at Derby Railway Station, with further units to open within existing SSP operated sites

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    Greggs to increase focus on customisation

    2022-08-02T14:58:00Z

    The food to go retailer is to begin trialling customisable baguettes as it looks to expand its offer of flexible menu options for those customers using its digital channels

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    Greggs to open 150 stores in 2022

    2022-08-02T07:40:00Z

    Despite strong sales growth, the bakery’s profits for the half year were flat, due to the re-introduction of business rates, increase in VAT and higher levels of cost inflation

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    Plans for 24-hour Greggs rejected

    2022-08-01T07:30:00Z

    The food to go retailer has been refused permission to open its new Leicester Square site around the clock over fears of antisocial behaviour.

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    Chopstix targets Wales for growth

    2022-07-29T07:29:19.553Z

    The QSR brand plans to open at least four sites in Wales this year, in Cardiff, Cwmbran and North Wales, having identified “significant opportunities” for growth in the region

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    Ascona targeting 30 Greggs sites

    2022-07-13T07:07:00Z

    The forecourt operator has opened its first Greggs site at Crossways Service Station in Pembroke in North Wales, with planning permission submitted for a second at Holywell

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    Greggs launches first Eco-Shop

    2022-07-05T15:46:00Z

    The new format in Northampton will serve as a test bed to trial sustainability solutions and initiatives

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    Pret reports H1 revenue up 230% on 2021

    2022-07-04T07:05:00Z

    The food to go brand said regional sales had outstripped growth in the capital on a like-for-like and total revenue basis, with the group returning to profit in March

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    Rail strikes hit Pret sales hard

    2022-06-29T07:08:00Z

    The food to go retailer saw sales down 26% in its City sites in the week to 23 June as footfall in London’s financial and shopping districts fell sharply, according to Bloomberg’s latest Pret Index

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    SSP launches new food-to-go concept

    2022-06-28T07:40:00Z

    Soul + Grain in London’s Victoria station features pastries, salads, and freshly made sandwiches and toasties

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    Openings of the week

    2022-06-24T07:55:00Z

    D&D London, JD Wetherspoon and Tim Hortons feature in MCA’s roundup of the latest openings news this week

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    Pret sees boost from office workers

    2022-06-22T07:19:00Z

    Sales in the City and Canary Wharf were at 88% of pre-Covid levels in the week to 16 June – up 14ppts from the previous week, according to the latest Bloomberg Pret Index

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    Itsu planning 50 franchise sites in France

    2022-06-16T15:59:00Z

    The Asian-inspired brand has signed a master franchise agreement with French restaurant empire Groupe Bertrand and appointed Nick Schapira as its director of international

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    Pret to launch in Spain and Portugal

    2022-06-14T07:35:00Z

    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.

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    Pret unveils new visual identity

    2022-06-10T07:35:00Z

    The new look is designed to be fresher and more modern, as well as accessible, inclusive and welcoming, the company said 

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    Greggs still considering overseas expansion

    2022-05-30T07:43:00Z

    Former chief executive Roger Whiteside told MCA the food to go retailer still had a small team working on where there could be opportunities to take Greggs outside the UK 

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    Chopstix aiming for the century within a year

    2022-05-20T07:46:42.747Z

    The Asian QSR brand, which earlier this week announced a partnership with Haven, has another five franchise partners lined up, MD Jon Lake told MCA