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Döner ShackDöner Shack – potential in US is ‘huge’, pushing to get something open by first quarter of 2025

22 July 2024

Fast casual kebab concept Döner Shack has told Propel the potential for the brand in the US is “huge” and it is pushing it make its international debut there by the spring of next year.

 

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GSG – Bold Street Coffee22 July 2024

GSG Hospitality has told Propel it has “numerous cities and destinations on our radar” for its Bold Street Coffee concept and is exploring expanding some of its other concepts.


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Barburrito22 July 2024

Morgan Davies, co-founder of Barburrito, the burrito bar brand that The Restaurant Group acquired in summer 2022 for £7m, has joined the board of The Padel Group, as it looks to expand further.


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22 July 2024

Canadian pancake brand Fluffy Fluffy is set to make its London debut, Propel has learned.


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Smashville

22 July 2024

Greater Manchester petrol forecourt operator Mebs Patel is looking to roll out his smash burger concept, Smashville, through franchising.


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22 July 2024

Fast-growing Gail’s Bakery is set to make its debut in the Midlands later this summer, after securing a site in Stratford-upon-Avon.


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Sticks‘n’Sushi22 July 2024

Japanese premium restaurant group Sticks‘n’Sushi, in which McWin, the backer of Gail’s and Big Mamma Group, acquired a majority stake earlier this year, is to further add to its presence in London with an opening in Battersea, Propel has learned.


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Birds Bakery22 July 2024

East Midlands bakery business Birds has reported greater footfall in the year ending 31 December 2023 but said rising costs have forced it into price increases.


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Esquires Coffee's new site in Liverpool22 July 2024

Esquires, the Cooks Coffee Company-owned business, has opened its latest site, in Newbury, Berkshire.


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Hotel Group Centre Island22 July 2024

Hotel group Centre Island saw strong trading in the year ending 31 December 2023 driven by events and an increase in international travel


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Arc Inspirations

19 July 2024

Arc Inspirations, the premium bar operator, has reported a 79% increase in like-for-like sales across its estate on the seven days that England played during the recent Euro 2024 championships.


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19 July 2024

Graphite Capital-backed pub restaurant group The New World Trading Company (NWTC) has hired Antony Doyle, formerly of Loungers and the Jamie Oliver Restaurant Group, as its new regional operations director for the south.


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Trading Post Coffee Roasters

19 July 2024

Sussex coffee house company, Trading Post Coffee Roasters, is set to further build its presence in the south east with an opening in Horsham.


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Mikos Gyros

19 July 2024

Greek farm-to-table grill brand Mikos Gyros has made the move into the grocery market. Founded by Hugo Ushida in 2017, Mikos Gyros has since grown to nine sites – seven in London plus one each in Birmingham and Manchester.


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Fountain Inn

19 July 2024

Former Authentic Alehouses pub The Fountain Inn in Barnoldswick, Lancashire, sold for £285,000, Propel has learned.


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Pig Hotels

19 July 2024

The parent company of Pig Hotels, the rural boutique hotels group led by Robin Hutson, saw a fall in turnover and profit in its first full under new ownership.


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Brew York

19 July 2024

Yorkshire brewery Brew York has been chosen as the operator of a new food hall and events venue in Goole. Brew York – which operates taprooms and bars at venues in York, Leeds, Otley, Pocklington, Guiseley and Knaresborough – was successful in its bid to bring its combination of craft beer and street food to Market Hall.


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Kokodoo

19 July 2024

KoKoDoo, the Korean fried chicken concept founded by Joseph and Mary Yoon in 2006, has opened its sixth site – at Unit 3 in Market Place, Harrow, north west London.


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Six by Nico

18 July 2024

Six Company, the company behind the Six by Nico restaurant business, will open a site under its core brand in Bristol next year.


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Rosas Thai

18 July 2024

Rosa’s Thai, the TriSpan-backed business, has added to its 2024 openings pipeline after completing a deal on a site in Kingston.


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Banana Tree

18 July 2024

Banana Tree, the Big Table Group-owned brand, has confirmed it is to open its first site on a leisure park, in Stevenage.


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Panadera

18 July 2024

London restaurant group Maginhawa is set to launch a second site for its Filipino bakery concept, Panadera.


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Nobu

18 July 2024

Nobu’s restaurant in London’s Mayfair has reported turnover increased 2.4% to a record £10,507,847 for the year ending 31 December 2023 compared with £10,261,012 the previous year.


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Balfour at Bow

18 July 2024

Balfour Hospitality, the south east pubs and venues arm of Balfour Winery, has said it is “set to prosper” after putting a ten-year plan in place to form a solid structure for growth.


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Pret a Manger

18 July 2024

Pret A Manger franchisee Exultant Group has opened its fourth site in Leeds and ninth overall.


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Roadchef

18 July 2024

Motorway services operator Roadchef swung back into profit in the year to 31 December 2023 as it posted a 16.9% increase in revenue to £256m (£219m).


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Tonkotsu Ramen17 July 2024

Tonkotsu, which is backed by YFM Equity Partners and chaired by Sarah Willingham, has told Propel that it is “trading well” and that it is looking to add five new sites to its estate by the end of 2025.


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Spinners17 July 2024

Spinners, the competitive socialising concept offering electric clay shoots, duckpin bowling, crazy golf and electric darts, is planning nationwide expansion following the launch of its third site.


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Oodles Chinese17 July 2024

Indo-Chinese brand Oodles has revealed a pipeline of eight further openings in 2024, including a Welsh debut, which will take it past the 50-site mark in the UK.


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