Steers, Wimpy, Debonairs and Co bring in lots of bacon for Famous Brands

Famous Brands released results on Thursday.

It recorded a 27% rise in revenue for the six months to the end of August.

The Money Show's Bruce Whitfield interviewed CEO Kevin Hedderwick, who said the reporting period presented a number of challenges - both external and internal.

Famous Brands experienced subdued economic conditions and constrained consumer spending in most of the group’s trading markets.

Scroll down for quotes from the audio below.

We’ll always remain an acquisitive business.

Kevin Hedderwick, Famous Brands CEO

Putting flame-grilled chicken on the Steers menu has worked very well. We’re in the chicken business, just not directly.

Kevin Hedderwick, Famous Brands CEO

We’re not surprised at the success of Debonairs at all. The competitors have simply added to the excitement around pizza.

Kevin Hedderwick, Famous Brands CEO

Starbucks is a wonderful product, but we have some wonderful brands to fortify our position when they arrive.

Kevin Hedderwick, Famous Brands CEO

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