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November 6, 2020

US pizzeria chain Sbarro enters UK market with EG Group partnership

US-based quick-serve restaurant franchisor Sbarro, known for its New York-style pizza sold by the slice, is entering the UK market in partnership with EG Group.

US-based quick-serve restaurant franchisor Sbarro, known for its New York-style pizza sold by the slice, is entering the UK market in partnership with EG Group.

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The chain has now opened its first location at EG Group’s Armada location in Birmingham. It is the first of five trial openings planned by the pizzeria chain across the country this year.

The companies expect to open more locations starting next year if the trial is successful.

Sbarro CEO David Karam called EG Group ‘a natural fit’.

He said: “While pizza has been a top-selling food item in convenience stores for many years, Sbarro offers premium quality pizza, Stromboli, and other menu items that are freshly prepared each day in store.

“We pioneered the concept of pizza-by-the-slice in our first location in Brooklyn, New York, in 1956, and have retained the made from scratch recipes ever since.

“As the trend continues to shift towards freshly prepared and higher quality food offerings in the convenience store segment, Sbarro is an ideal partner for a great brand like EG Group.”

EG Group Europe Food and Beverage director Mohammed Tayab added: “We are excited to partner with Sbarro, a world-renowned pizza brand present in 24 countries who offer excellent choices to diners.

“Their focus on serving authentic New York-style pizza, using the freshest ingredients, will be a treat to customers looking for a fresh, tasty, and convenient offering at one of our locations.”

Meanwhile, Sbarro is also looking to open five restaurants in the US by the end of the year.

Last month, the company opened a new restaurant in Utah, marking its 26th store opening this year. The chain currently has over 600 restaurants across 23 countries.

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The average UK consumer is experiencing a severe cost-of living crisis as inflation surges to a forty-year high and the price of goods continues to rise. This shock is the result of the sharply increasing costs of commodities, energy, and the ongoing conflict in Ukraine, and is threatening FMCG manufacturers, retailers, and foodservice operators’ ability to survive and grow. Inflation will have a profound effect on many consumer-facing industries in 2022 and beyond. Consult GlobalData’s new whitepaper, Inflation in the UK: The Impact of Historically High Inflation on the UK Consumer Landscape, to better understand shifts in consumer behavior and their impact on spending patterns, as well as the implications for UK businesses. This whitepaper covers:  
  • Why has global inflation returned with a vengeance?
  • What is the current inflation situation in the UK?
  • What impact is inflation having on UK retail sales?
  • What tactics are businesses relying on to tackle the effects of high inflation?
  • How are consumers changing their behaviors to cope with the higher cost of living?
  • Which industry sectors are most vulnerable to reduced consumer demand?
  • How is the government responding to high inflation?
  • How long will high inflation last in the UK?
  • How can your company survive and thrive in a high inflation environment?
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