International Expansion News: Burger King, Church's Chicken, McDonald's


Miami-Burger King will expand its operation in Britain,creating 1,250 new jobs in the process. The chain will generate thefull- and part-time positions by opening up 35 restaurants during2002, bringing the total number of British outlets up to 720. Themove is part of a long-term plan to open 300 new restaurants in thenext five years, creating a total of 11,000 new jobs.-Associated Press

Atlanta-AFC Enterprises Inc. has signed a franchisingagreement to open 100 Church's Chicken restaurants in 19African countries by 2007. The first is scheduled to open in SouthAfrica in April. -Associated Press

Oak Brook, Illinois-McDonald's, looking to grabmarket share from fast-food leader Jollibee Foods, introduced itsMcCafe coffee concept in the Philippines. McDonald's operatesabout 240 units in the Philippines, which gives it a smallerpresence than Jollibee's 406 burger units, 196 pizza stores,182 Chinese restaurants and 21 pastry shops. -Nation'sRestaurant News

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