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 Posted: Wed Apr 7th, 2021 07:18 am
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kargol wrote: Tends to be London first and then a spread. But there are not that many US franchises that are big here. Ronnie Macs and Subway being the obvious ones. Five Guys spread to big cities quickly but it's still something of a luxury purchase and it has things like Gourmet Burger Kitchen with which to compete.

Some others have never taken off. Wendys for instance was London only and even that one vanished for a while. We've never had e.g. Taco Bell and I think Arbys and Steak & Shake are London only.

Ronnie Macs? I think you mean Mickey D's! ;)

There are loads of US eatery franchises in the UK. Burger King, KFC, Pizza Hut, Papa John's, TGI Fridays, Starbucks... No IHOP, though. I'd love a pancake house franchise here.

Maybe we'd have more if we didn't have the abomination that is Gregg's.

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