The worst is over for Famous Brands

01 November 2020 - 05:14 By NICK WILSON

With the Covid-19 pandemic having dealt a death blow to Famous Brands' Gourmet Burger Kitchen (GBK) business in the UK, the owner of Wimpy, Steers and Debonairs can now draw a line under it and focus its attention on expanding its successful operations in the rest of Africa.

Famous Brands CEO Darren Hele says contending with a struggling business such as GBK meant the group didn't have "as much freedom to execute" on rest-of-Africa expansion opportunities "as we would have liked"...

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