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Norfolk restaurant group Zaks launches franchise scheme

Norfolk restaurant group Zaks launches franchise scheme

Norfolk restaurant chain Zaks has announced plans to open 30 news sites across the UK by launching a franchise scheme.

The group of American diners, which launched in 1979, is owned by Blue Sky Leisure. It currently comprises three restaurants: Zaks Waterside Grill and Bar, Zaks Mousehold Diner and Zaks Poringland Diner.

"We believe we have a winning formula of a great brand with a great team supporting it and this gives us a real opportunity to replicate our current success but on a national scale," commented Ian Hacon, chief executive officer.

"We're looking for likeminded franchisees, who share our vision and enthusiasm for the brand and want to bring the authentic American dining experience to their neighbourhood."

Zaks serves a range of range of American dishes using a mix of imported and locally sourced ingredients, the latter of which provides meat and fresh produce.

Hacon added: "We are keen to replicate our local supplier network across each of our franchise regions. In order to do this we will be enlisting the help of our current providers to assist us in finding suppliers of an equal quality in the different neighbourhoods."

The company revealed its rollout plans on 4 July to coincide with American Independence Day.

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