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Usain Bolt Launches New Foodie Career After Retiring - And It's In The UK

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21/08/2017 11:47 BST | Updated 21/08/2017 12:09 BST

Usain Bolt may have retired from athletics but he shows no sign of slowing down.

The world’s fastest man is set open 15 restaurants across the UK serving authentic Jamaican cuisine and fast food.

The 15 ‘Tracks & Records’ restaurants will serve jerk pork, janga soup, rice and peas and a clearly unmissable ‘burgers a la Usain’.

The original Tracks & Records restaurant launched in Kingston, Jamaica back in 2011.

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Bolt, who has made his love of fast food more than apparent over the years (remember that time he ate 1,000 McDonald’s chicken nuggets during the 2008 Beijing Olympics?), said: “London has always been a special place for me [and this] is giving us the opportunity to share our vision and our culture with you all.”

The eight-time Olympic gold medallist is a partner at Jamaican franchise company, Franjam, which owns Tracks & Records.

Franjam has reportedly signed a deal with the SME Group (which operates the likes of KFC, Pizza Hut and Costa Coffee under franchise license) to launch the 15 sites over the next five years.

Bolt told the Caterer: “I’m happy to be able to share a taste of the Jamaica that I know and love with the rest of the world through the opening of these restaurants across the UK.”

Franjam’s managing director Gary Matalan said: “We have been taking our time to launch internationally in a very controlled way.”

We can’t wait to try it.

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