Fat Brands, the global restaurant group, has signed a development deal with FB Scotland Ltd to open three co-branded Fatburger and Buffalo’s Express restaurants across Scotland in the next five years, the first of which is planned for Dundee, MCA has learnt.

Last October, the company signed an agreement with Charlie FB Ltd, to open 15 co-branded Fatburger and Buffalo’s Express sites across the UK.

“We see tremendous opportunity in Scotland to grow the Fatburger and Buffalo’s Express brands thanks to the country’s love for American food, especially burgers and wings,” said Andy Wiederhorn, chief executive of FAT Brands. “We have a few key cities in mind and are looking forward to not only creating a fabulous dine-in experience, but also eventually rolling out secondary services such as vegan options and delivery. These locations will be a place where everyone can congregate to enjoy great American food.”

The group, which currently has over 200 restaurants in 32 countries, opened its first site in the UK, in Jamestown Road, Camden in 2015. It recently opened its second UK site in the Monks Park area of North Wembley.

Last October, Wiederhorn 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 last year, has development agreements in place to open 350+ additional locations around the world in the coming years.