Burger King’s UK arm has acquired its second largest franchise operator Karali Group which owns 74 restaurants. The acquisition is part of the fast food restaurant chain’s ambitious plan to increase the number of its restaurants to 700 by 2026. It also seeks to open one restaurant a week until the end of 2022 to meet its target.
Esquires is excited to announce the latest addition to our Esquires family with the opening of our Islington store, located in a vibrant and bustling area of London. The store is situated on the lively and buzzing Essex Road, just off Upper Street, home to some of London’s best shops, excellent eateries and coffee shops attracting locals, professionals and students alike.
A former army Sergeant’s vehicle repair business is soldiering on to a bright future as it celebrates an annual turnover of more than £1 million for the first time ever, leading the firm to being recognised by a prestigious franchise award committee.
On Saturday 3rd September, experienced pet-care provider and co-owner of Petpals Chichester, Sue Vinsome, put her dog-walking skills to good use by participating in the South Coast Challenge. The challenge saw Sue, alongside her four team members dubbed ‘The Unforgettables’, walk 55km non-stop along the south coast to raise money for the Sussex Snowdrop Trust.
Mark Fletcher has been the owner of the Aspray (Swindon) franchise for a little over five years now. However, as of September this year his territory has expanded to Gloucester and Cheltenham.
TaxAssist Accountants has cemented its position as the one-stop-shop for individuals and businesses through the launch of its new financial services offering, with clients now able to access advice and support on mortgages, personal protection, relevant life cover and business protection. Wealth planning and pensions advice will be offered soon.
Marugame Udon continues to grow across London with its latest flagship kitchen in Soho, opened on Saturday 1st October in Argyll Street, Oxford Circus. Following five successful openings across the city, Marugame Udon’s newest launch is situated in London’s central shopping destination – Oxford Circus - to give Londoners and visitors to the city a taste of Japan’s favourite hand-made udon.
The award-winning estate agency Propertynest has strengthened its senior team with the appointment of Paul Sheard as National Training and Business Development Manager, to support the development of the sales and lettings franchise opportunity. Paul has over 40 years’ experience and is well known in the industry, having helped grow some the sector’s most recognised brands including Countrywide and EweMove.
The 1st of October was a special day for ServiceMaster Brands: New Founders Day, the multi-national franchisor’s annual observance celebrating its worldwide second anniversary as a stand-alone company. That’s why they’re paying homage to their founders and communities who made ServiceMaster Brands what it is today.
This month, lawn care franchise, Greensleeves, has announced two ground-breaking advancements in their digital technology platforms to enable franchisees to run their businesses more efficiently. The continued pursuit of improving and streamlining their technological services and offerings establishes the horticultural service provider as one of the most innovative brands in the outdoor franchising sector today.