May 17, 2020

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

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Laura Mullan
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The first locations are expected to open their doors within the next six to eight months. 
Australian food franchises Crust Gourmet Pizza Bar and Donut King are coming to the UK with the first stores set to open this year.

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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. 

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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. 
 

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May 17, 2020

Restaurant Brands New Zealand agrees to a master franchise deal with Yum! Brands

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Catherine Sturman
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Restaurant Brands New Zealand has seen an 10% increase in its first quarter in comparison to the previous year, generating sales of up to $97.4mn.

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Restaurant Brands New Zealand has seen an 10% increase in its first quarter in comparison to the previous year, generating sales of up to $97.4mn.

The corporate franchisee is also now set to further its growth by signing a new Pizza Hut master franchise agreement with Yum! Brands, which will enable it to continue its operations for the brand in New Zealand.

Network sales in the first quarter sales within Pizza Hut’s New Zealand arm equated to $23.4mn, an increase of up to 1.2%. However, there is now a slight decrease in the number of Pizza Hut stores run by independent franchisees, with up to 98 stores in total.

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The 10-year agreement will enable Restaurant Brands to continue running the everyday administration and marketing work of the Pizza Hut brand in the country, and also bolster independent franchisee-owned stores, according to newsroom.pro.   

Restaurant Brands has become New Zealand’s largest fast-food operator, with KFC, Pizza Hut, Starbucks Coffee and Carl's Jr brands situated under its umbrella.

In Hawaii, Pizza Hut has also seen an increase of 10.9% in Q1, with no decrease in store numbers.

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