Not only does Usain Bolt have eight Olympic gold medals, but he also has a soon-to-be-worldwide fast food chain serving Jamaican favorites.
The newly-retired Jamaican sprinter hopes to nearly double the number of gold medals he has in restaurants in the United Kingdom alone, putting 15 of his restaurants in the UK by 2022. That makes some sense, too, as it’s where Bolt won three gold medals while at the 2012 Summer Games in London.
According to Business Insider, the opening of the 15 restaurants in the United Kingdom is thanks to a deal struck with Casual Dining Restaurant Group, the same company that runs KFC and Pizza Hut locations in the UK.
Arguably the best part about the chain, however, is that the name is an ode to Bolt’s athletic career; Usain Bolt’s Tracks & Records. When inside, there is another big nod to Bolt with an entire section of the menu entitled “Burgers a la Usain.” The logo is also a silhouette of Bolt doing his famous “lightning” pose.
The first location opened in Kingston, Jamaica in April of 2011. Kingston is about a three-hour drive from Sherwood Content, where Bolt was born.
“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,” Bolt said about the announcement. “London has always been a special place for me, and I thank Aly and CDRG for giving us the opportunity to share our vision and our culture with you all.”
Some of the food looks pretty tasty.
Onion rings on a burger? Yes please.
Whatever meat this is, it looks good.
Never had goat, but this looks good.
These wings are making me hungry.
That is some high-quality-looking fast food.