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Dine Brands International Continues Expansion with Deal to Bring More IHOP Restaurants to Canada
Dine Brands International announced today an agreement with Saeed Minhas, of Minhas Holdings, to bring the IHOP brand to exclusive locations in the Greater Toronto Area. The agreement calls for 15 new IHOP locations over seven years. The first location is expected to open mid-year 2020.
The new locations are expected to create approximately 900 jobs and contribute up to $15 million to the construction industry in the Greater Toronto Area.
“IHOP is a strong brand with a huge fan base around the world, and we are excited to expand its presence in Canada,” said Saeed Minhas, CEO of Minhas Holdings. “We can’t wait for...
Burger King Announces Agreement to Launch in the Baltics
Burger King today announced a new agreement to open restaurants in Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania. The three Baltic states are among the few remaining countries in Europe where Burger King currently does not have restaurants.
"We are excited to develop beautiful new Burger King restaurants and introduce guests in the Baltics to our iconic brand featuring our great-tasting food with Tallink Grupp" said David Shear, President, Burger King and Popeyes EMEA. "We are confident that guests will enjoy our world-famous flame-grilled flavor, including our iconic WHOPPER® sandwich, and experience our brand their way through personalized digital innovation."
Tallink Grupp, which launched the first floating Burger King restaurant on board a cruise ship in 2016, has now acquired the exclusive development rights for...
Kroger Opens Two-Level Store with First-Ever Food Hall
The Kroger Co. opened a new, 52,000-square-foot urban format store today in downtown Cincinnati, offering the grocer's first-ever food hall, named On The Rhine Eatery. The experience features Cincinnati eateries Django Western Taco, DOPE! Asian Street Fare, Eli's BBQ and Queen City Whip, as well as Kitchen 1883 Café and Bar, Kroger's American food restaurant concept.
"Kroger is thrilled to introduce our first food hall and offer a one-of-its-kind shopping experience in our hometown of Cincinnati, providing a convenient location to experience delicious, quality meals and foods. This innovative destination highlights Kroger's food-first culture," said Rodney McMullen, Kroger's chairman and CEO. "Kroger's new store offers...
Papa John’s International Expands Into Portugal
Papa John's International, Inc. continues to expand its global presence, opening a new restaurant in Portugal. It is located in Lisbon, in the Amoreiras zone.
Papa John’s new restaurant in Portugal is being opened by Drake Food Service International, the master franchisee in the Iberian Peninsula, Chile, Panamá, and Costa Rica.
“We are committed to developing the Papa John’s brand in Latin America and Europe. We look forward to becoming the most...
FAT Brands Continues Expansion in Pakistan With 5-Unit Development Deal
FAT(Fresh. Authentic. Tasty.) Brands Inc, parent company of Fatburger, The Last Great Hamburger Stand, announces today the development of five co-branded Fatburger and Buffalo’s Express concepts in Pakistan. In partnership with Crescent Star Foods (Pvt), the co-branded restaurants will increase the brand’s presence in Pakistan to six restaurants.
Hollywood's iconic Fatburger is best known for its mouthwatering, juicy burgers made famous by founder Lovie Yancey in Los Angeles more than 70 years ago. Each Fatburger is made-to-order with traditional fixings and delicious add-on items such as bacon, onion rings, cheese and egg. Buffalo’s Express further complements Fatburger’s menu offerings with...
Popeyes Announces Agreement to Open More than 1,500 Restaurants in China
Today, Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen Inc. (Popeyes) announced an exciting new agreement to develop and open more than 1,500 Popeyes restaurants in the People's Republic of China over the next 10 years.
"We're very excited to grow the Popeyes brand in the Chinese market," said Josh Kobza, Chief Operating Officer of Restaurant Brands International (RBI), parent company of Popeyes. "We look forward to bringing our great tasting chicken, biscuits, sides and beautiful new restaurants to our guests in China with our partner...
Tim Hortons Announces Agreement to Launch in Thailand
Tim Hortons announced today that it has entered into an exclusive master franchise and development agreement to develop the Tim Hortons brand in Thailand with WeEat Company, part of the Wattanavekin family group of companies.
"We are very excited to grow the Tims brand in Thailand as part of our broader global growth strategy," said Tim Hortons President Alex Macedo. "Thailand has a thriving coffee market and our partner has a deep understanding of the Thai market, which we believe will position us well for success in the country."
Tim Hortons believes that it can replicate in Thailand its recent successes in other international markets by featuring a strong core hot and cold beverage platform, a localized food menu and prominent Canadian branding in the restaurant design to celebrate the brand's Canadian heritage...
Popeyes Announces Agreement to Launch the Brand in Spain
Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen Inc. ("Popeyes") today announced an exciting new agreement to open Popeyes restaurants in Spain with the aim of becoming the market leader.
"We have an ambitious long-term goal for RBI of reaching 40,000 restaurants over the next 8 to 10 years. Today, we're excited to share big news from Europe where we have announced ambitious plans for one of our iconic brands – Popeyes – in Spain," said Josh Kobza, Chief Operating Officer of Restaurant Brands International Inc. ("RBI"), parent company of Popeyes. "We believe we have the best tasting chicken, biscuits and side items and that Popeyes can become Spain's number one choice for chicken as we develop...
Taco Bell Embarks On Next Chapter of Global Growth
Taco Bell, the world's largest Mexican-inspired restaurant chain, is continuing its major global expansion with the signing of its largest master franchise agreement in India, as well as unveiling new international markets for the brand.
The Master Franchise Agreement, signed with franchise partner Burman Hospitality Private Limited (BHPL) of India, commits to developing 600 restaurants on the sub-continent in the next 10 years. Upon completion of the 600 restaurants, the brand expects to contribute over 20,000 jobs to India's economy...
Papa John's International Opens Its 2000th Restaurant Outside North America
Papa John's International, Inc. (NASDAQ: PZZA) continues to expand its global presence, recently opening its 2000th restaurant outside North America. The milestone restaurant opened in Moscow, Russia. Russia, with more than 200 restaurants, is one of the company’s fastest growing markets.
Papa John’s international business has been growing rapidly since the company took its pizza to the world by opening a restaurant in Mexico City in 1998. A decade later, Papa John’s marked another milestone with the company’s 500th international restaurant opening in Turkey in 2008, followed by the celebration of the 1000th restaurant opening in 2013.
Just over five years later, with a concerted focus on ramping up global development, the number of international restaurants has...
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