McDonald’s is proud to be one of the most recognized brands in the world, with restaurants in over 100 countries and billions of customers served each year. As the global leader in the food service industry, we have a legacy of innovation and hard work that continues to drive us. Today, we are growing with velocity and are focused on modernizing our experiences, not to make a different McDonald’s but to build a better McDonald’s. About 80% of the restaurants are run by franchisees or affiliates.
Our Heritage Our story begins in 1971 along the cobblestone streets of Seattle’s historic Pike Place Market. It was here where Starbucks opened its first store, offering fresh-roasted coffee beans, tea and spices from around the world for our customers to take home. Our name was inspired by the classic tale, “Moby-Dick,” evoking the seafaring tradition of the early coffee traders. Ten years later, a young New Yorker named Howard Schultz would walk through these doors and become captivated with Starbucks coffee from his first sip. After joining the company in 1982, a different cobblestone road would lead him to another discovery. It was on a trip to Milan in 1983 that Howard first experienced Italy’s coffeehouses, and he returned to Seattle inspired to bring the warmth and artistry of its coffee culture to Starbucks. By 1987, we swapped our brown aprons for green ones and embarked on our next chapter as a coffeehouse. Starbucks would soon expand to Chicago and Vancouver, Canada and then on to California, Washington, D.C. and New York. By 1996, we would cross the Pacific to open our first store in Japan, followed by Europe in 1998 and China in 1999. Over the next two decades, we would grow to welcome millions of customers each week and become a part of the fabric of tens of thousands of neighborhoods all around the world. In everything we do, we are always dedicated to Our Mission: With every cup, with every conversation, with every community - we nurture the limitless possibilities of human connection.
JD Wetherspoon is a leading pub operator in the UK and Ireland. Founder Chairman, Tim Martin opened the very first ‘Wetherspoon’, in Muswell Hill, north London, back in 1979. Today, Tim and the company run over 850 pubs and hotels, spread right across the UK and Ireland. During this 40-year history, the company has repeatedly led the way with ground-breaking initiatives, picked up hundreds of awards (covering all aspects of pub life) and grown from a handful of staff to over 37,000 employees. J D Wetherspoon is regarded as one of the UK’s top employers and has been recognised by the Top Employers Institute as a ‘Top Employer United Kingdom’ for 16 consecutive years, including 2019.
In 1952 Colonel Harland Sanders opened the first KFC restaurant in Utah. Since then, his perfectly crafted Original Recipe chicken and its secret recipe of 11 herbs and spices has become famous all over the world, and today we have over 900 restaurants across the UK and Ireland. The Colonel was all about doing things the right way. That means our chicken is delivered fresh from farm to restaurant in 48 hours. It’s prepared carefully by hand in-restaurant by trained cooks, using the very best chicken reared to strict welfare standards. But we’re not just about the chicken (although ours is always Finger Lickin’ Good). We’re also about making a positive social and environmental impact – which includes becoming a net-zero business, helping people get a foot on the work ladder, caring for our communities, and offering balanced food choices. At KFC, there’s more Behind the Bucket than you think. KFC came to the UK in 1965, opening our first restaurant in Preston. Today, we are a £1 billion+ company with 960 restaurants and 28,000+ team members. KFC is one of 5 brands operated by parent company Yum!, the world’s largest restaurant group with over 50,000 restaurants across the globe. Despite being a large, global organisation, we operate under a de-centralised structure with our UK business having autonomy over business/people strategy. KFC is famous around the world for its Original Recipe Fried Chicken – but there’s more behind the bucket than you think. We like to think of ourselves as a ‘people business’, that just happens to sell chicken and chips. We believe in doing things ‘the right way’. It isn’t always easy, but it’s always better. It’s what the Colonel believed back in 1952, and it’s what we still believe in now. In not cutting corners. In hand-breading our chicken in store, all day, every day. In caring about the food we serve, and the people we serve it too. And most importantly, in looking after our people. The Colonel’s story still inspires us today. It reminds us how grit, perseverance, dedication and ambition, along with hard work, can create success; regardless of your age or where you come from. We believe our purpose as an employer is to help our people find their own ‘secret recipe’ in life. We empower people to be their best self, make a difference and have fun.
Founded in 1960, Domino's is the recognized world leader in pizza delivery, with a significant business in carryout pizza. It ranks among the world's top public restaurant brands with its global enterprise of more than 17,000 stores in over 90+ international markets. Its system is made up of franchise owner-operators who accounted for over 97% of the Domino's stores.
For over 60 years, Pizza Hut has been giving you the pizza you love – and we love doing it! Pizza Hut began with two brothers borrowing $600 from their mom to start a pizzeria. What started out small has now become the biggest pizza company in the world. And every step of the way, we’ve remained committed to making the best food and providing the highest level of service.
PERi-PERi is the heart and soul of Nando’s. Its story is our story. For centuries the people of Southeast Africa have used PERi-PERi to bring fire to their food. It is in Mozambique’s rich soil and blistering sunshine that the African Bird’s Eye Chilli grows into its fiery best. When Portuguese explorers arrived there, they were enchanted by its flavour. They added a squeeze of lemon and a kick of garlic and turned PERi-PERi into a very well-travelled spice. Which is how, many years later it ended up in Rosettenville, Johannesburg. One afternoon in 1987, two friends went for lunch at a humble Portuguese eatery. As their meal drew to a close, they knew they’d tasted something that had to be shared. PERi-PERi was about to make one more journey – from Rosettenville to the world.
Who is M&B? Mitchells & Butlers, you already know us, even if you don’t know it - Harvester, Toby Carvery, Browns and All Bar one, to name but a few. We make opportunities for everyone, in our Kitchens, Front of House or Management. It’s a place to start a career or build a new one. We’re diverse, serving an all-day roast to a perfect steak, a cocktail to an unlimited salad bar. There’s something for everyone, because we love to see new faces, and create new memories. M&B Culture It’s important to create a family. We know a job shouldn’t feel like a chore, it’s a passion, it’s a lifestyle. That’s why we provide our employees with the support and flexibility they need to love every moment in and out of work. We also believe in offering plenty of opportunities to develop and grow, being rewarded and recognised for your part here. It’s not just about being an enjoyable place for our guests to be, it’s creating memories that last a lifetime.
wagamama means naughty child + just like our name, we pride ourselves in being a workplace for those who dare to be different. those who’ve have taken the road less travelled. that zig where others zag we’re a safe sanctuary, free from judgment, where we lean in + have real conversations that challenge us to learn + grow. bursting into life in 1992, wagamama was, + still is, inspired by fast-paced japanese ramen bars that set out to create nourishing flavours of asia to all this purpose still stands today | to nourish yourself + to nourish others. because both sides matter to us. your development + the impact you have on others so if you believe in positive eating, in positive living + you’re ready to do something truly revolutionary, then come join us + dish up, different