Donut King and Crust Gourmet Pizza Bar are coming to the UK

By Laura Mullan
Australian food franchises Crust Gourmet Pizza Bar and Donut King are coming to the UK with the first stores set to open this year. Global food and bev...

Australian food franchises Crust Gourmet Pizza Bar and Donut King are coming to the UK with the first stores set to open this year. 

Global food and beverage company, the Retail Food Group, has announced that it will be launching 250 Crust Gourmet Pizza Bar outlets and 140 Donut King outlets over the next ten years. 

The first locations are expected to open their doors within the next six to eight months. 


Jabbar Mumtaz, who secured the Master Franchise Rights for Donut King and Crust in the UK, said: “RFG and its Brand Systems have a great reputation, a quality product offering, and fantastic benefits for Partners and I look forward to working with the Company and introducing locals to pizza and donuts like they’ve never experienced.”

The franchise growth comes as part if the Retail Food Group’s wider strategy to expand internationally. 

Growing the international penetration of RFG’s Brand Systems within new territories remains a focus for the Group and we’re certain our existing global experience will serve us well as we pioneer the Donut King and Crust brands in the UK, which has long been a target market for RFG,” said Retail Food Group International Chief Executive Mike Gilbert.

Over the past three decades, Donut King has grown to become Australia’s largest speciality doughnut an coffee chain, serving over 20 million customers per year and Crust Gourmet Pizza Bar has over 200 stores domestically an also operate in Singapore. 

The Retail Food Group is Australia’s biggest multi-brand retail food franchiser with a network of over 2,500 outlets across 83 territories. 


Featured Articles

Livestock data management platform Breedr raises £12mn

Breedr helps farmers improve their livestock productivity & sustainability. Investbridge Capital led a £12mn funding round to build better farm trading

Coca-Cola, Diginex & Reckitt tech to support supply chains

Respect for human rights is critical to good business, says Coca-Cola’s Paul Lalli, as the company joins diginexLUMEN to catch supply chain forced labour

Luxury food manufacturer Venchi on sustainable packaging

Cècile Osti, of luxury chocolate manufacturer Venchi, on Easter 2022, Sorrento lemons, sustainable packaging, natural ingredients & the pleasure of food

How has the pandemic affected sales at General Mills?


Morrisons partners with Nestle in sustainability scheme


PepsiCo Launches pep+ a Strategic End-to-End Transformation