New bakery franchise opens in London

first_imgA new business to the UK specialising in cream puffs has opened in central London and harbours ambitions to open 10 stores within three years.Chewy Junior, a 600sq ft outlet in Charing Cross, specialises in 18 variants of cream puff that sell for £1.90 for deluxe and £1.60 for the mini size. They are similar to choux, but crispy on the outside and soft and chewy on the inside. Azril Azhar, UK master franchiser, opened in Villiers Street three months ago, after he bought the master franchise rights from the Singapore owner, which has nearly 25 outlets in Singapore, Indonesia, the Philippines, Vietnam, South Korea and Qatar.Azhar said he hoped to have three or four London branches in the first year, although he has already had enquiries from further afield. “I am focusing on London, because that is where tourists are. We are still new and still teaching people what a cream puff is.” Azhar said he hoped to look outside London in his second year, with Liverpool and Manchester top of his list. “After year two, I would like to have about 10 stores.”He is looking at introducing a premium range, with hazelnut cream and more expensive ingredients, as well as a savoury range, and is also looking at working with wedding planners.last_img read more

Woods in danger of missing Memorial Tournament cut

first_img(BBC) – Tiger Woods faces an anxious wait at the Memorial Tournament after a four-over 76 left him at three over par, one shot outside the projected cut mark.The American, playing in his first PGA Tour event after the coronavirus break, has won the event a record five times and never missed the cut in 17 starts.World number one Rory McIlroy had a level-par 72 to stay two under.Ryan Palmer (68) and Tony Finau (69) lead on nine under with half the field still to complete their second rounds.Overnight leader Finau dropped two shots in his first three holes but three birdies in his final five holes saw him move level with Palmer, who has had only one bogey in his opening two rounds.They lead world number two Jon Rahm by one shot after he hit a five-under 67. A victory this weekend could see Rahm become only the second Spaniard after Seve Ballesteros to lead the world rankings.MCILROY AND WOODS FIGHT HARDNorthern Ireland’s McIlroy had a disastrous start, bogeying his first hole, the 10th and then double-bogeying the 11th after driving into water from the tee.A pair of birdies on the 14th and 15th holes were followed by another bogey and after cancelling out another birdie with a bogey on the back nine, he holed a nine-foot putt for eagle on the fifth and birdied the sixth to get to three under.However, his round ended disappointingly with a three-putt bogey from 33 feet on the ninth.Woods, playing alongside McIlroy and in his first professional event in five months, dropped six shots in eight holes and was looking set to definitely miss the cut when he also bogeyed the sixth to leave him five over with three to play.He rallied with a birdie on the par-five seventh and rolled in a 20-foot birdie putt on the eighth to get to three over.However, a wild drive on the par-four ninth meant he was unable to reach the green in two and he had to settle for a par and a nervous wait to see if the cut mark moves out by a shot.“Well, not very good” was Woods’ assessment of his round. “I three-putted two holes early and, whatever kind of momentum I was going to create, I stifled that early and fought it the rest of the day.”last_img read more