Fat Brands, the global restaurant group, has signed an agreement with Charlie FB Ltd, to open 15 co-branded Fatburger and Buffalo’s Express sites across the UK.

The group, which currently has over 200 restaurants in 32 countries, opened its first site in the UK, in Jamestown Road, Camden in 2015.

Andy Wiederhorn, chief executive of FAT Brands, said: “We are delighted to have found the ideal partner to grow our presence in the UK, as this has been a goal of ours for some time. There is significant opportunity for the burger and wing industry across England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, and we feel that our co-branded Fatburger and Buffalo’s Express restaurants will resonate well with both residents and visitors alike.

“Like every Fatburger and Buffalo’s Express, our menu offerings and service will exude all things Americana.”

Fat Brands, which re-listed on Wall Street earlier this week, has recently opened sites in Cairo, Beijing and Las Vegas, and has development agreements in place to open 350+ additional locations around the world in the coming years.