Usain Bolt is set to open 15 restaurants in the UK serving classic Jamaican dishes and “burgers à la Usain”.
The world’s fastest man brought his glittering career to an end in London at the World Championships and he is now set to embark on a new venture.
Jamaican franchise company, Franjam, in which Bolt is a partner, has reportedly signed a deal with the SME Group to launch 15 Tracks & Records restaurants across the UK within five years.
The menu at Tracks & Records in Kingston, Jamaica’s capital city, includes jerk pork and chicken cooked on a coal fire, fish sandwiches, curried mutton and the sprinter’s speciality – “burgers à la Usain”.
Desserts include a Jamaican bread pudding and warm rum cake, while Red Stripe is the primary beer offered.
Usain Bolt – In pictures
Usain Bolt of Jamaica turns to look at Andre De Grasse of Canada as they compete in the Men’s 100m semi-finals at the 2016 Rio Olympics in Brazil
Usain Bolt out and about in London
Gold medalist Usain Bolt of Jamaica bites his gold medal during the medal ceremony for the Men’s 4 x 100 meter Relay on Day 15 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium
Usain Bolt of Jamaica celebrates after winning gold in the Men’s 200 metres final during day six of the 15th IAAF World Athletics Championships Beijing 2015 at Beijing National Stadium
Usain Bolt of Jamaica reacts after winning the Mens 200 Meters during the IAAF Junior Athletics World Championships at the National Stadium in Kingston, Jamaica.
World Junior 200m Champion Usain Bolt of Jamaica wins the Rising Star Award during the IAAF Athletics Gala at the Sporting Club in Monte Carlo, Monaco
Usain Bolt works out during a training session at the University of West Indies in Kingston, Jamaica
Michael Frater, Usain Bolt, Nesta Carter and Asafa Powell of Jamaica receive their gold medals during the medal ceremony for the Men’s 4 x 100m Relay Finalheld at the National Stadium on Day 15 of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games on August 23, 2008 in Beijing, China
Usain Bolt of Jamaica celebrates winning the gold medal in the men’s 100 Metres Final during day two of the 12th IAAF World Athletics Championships at the Olympic Stadium in n Berlin
Usain Bolt of Jamaica poses for a portrait during a training feature at the National Stadium in Kingston, Jamaica
West Indies captain Chris Gayle with Jamaican Athlete Usain Bolt (left) during the First Test at Sabina Park, Kingston, Jamaica
Usain Bolt (JAM) world record holder for 100m and 200m, receives the Laureus World Sportsman of the year award from Academy member Michael Johnson, during a ceremony and press conference held at The Four Seasons Hotel in Toronto, Ontario
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Usain Bolt signs copies of his new book My Story at Waterstone’s in Piccadilly, London
The new Usain Bolt wax figure is unveiled at Madame Tussauds in London
Olympic gold medallist Usain Bolt poses on the pitch ahead of the Barclays Premier League match between Manchester United and Fulham at Old Trafford
Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt wearing the 2012 Jamaican Olympic kit with designer Cedella Marley during a photocall at Village Underground, London
Prince Harry is first out of the blocks against Olympic sprint champion Usain Bolt, at the University of the West Indies, in Jamaica where the Prince arrived late yesterday afternoon from The Bahamas
Prince Harry poses with Usain Bolt at the Usain Bolt Track at the University of the West Indies in Kingston, Jamaica
Sprinter Usain Bolt of Jamaica poses with his running spikes and official team uniform for the London 2012 Olympic Opening Ceremony during a photo shoot, arranged by his sponsors PUMA, beside a traditional routemaster bus outside the British Museum in London
Jamaica’s Usain Bolt carries his countries flag at the Opening Ceremony at the Olympic Stadium, London
Usain Bolt of Jamaica wins the Men’s 100m Final on Day 9 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium
Jamaica’s Usain Bolt gesturing before competing at the athletics events during the London Olympic Games
Jamaica’s Usain Bolt crosses the line to win the gold medal in the Men’s 200m final at the Olympic Stadium, London
Jamaica’s Usain Bolt uses a photographer’s camera after he won the men’s 200m final during the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium
Jamaica’s 4 X 100M relay gold medalist Usain Bolt and Britain’s 5000m gold medalist Mohamed Farah posing after the athletics event during the London 2012 Olympic Games in London.
Street artist James Cochran, Aka Jimmy C puts the finishing touches to a piece of work depicting the face of Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt in London, England
Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt is interviewed before signing copies of his autobiography ‘Faster than Lightning’ at Selfridges, London.
Jamaica’s Usain Bolt celebrates winning the Men’s 100 metres
Jamaica’s Usain Bolt gets a kiss from his mum, Jennifer, after winning the Men’s 200m Final on day eight of the 2013 IAAF World Athletics Championships at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow, Russia
Great Britain’s 4x400m Relay team (left to right) Margaret Adeoye, Eilidh Child, Christine Ohuruogu and Shana Cox who won bronze celebrate with Men’s 200m Final winner Jamaica’s Usain Bolt on day eight of the 2013 IAAF World Athletics Championships at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow
Jamaica’s Usain Bolt wins the 100 metres final at the 2013 IAAF World Championships at the Luzhniki stadium in Moscow
Wax figure of Usain Bolt as it dons a Christmas sweater to show support for Save the Children’s Christmas Jumper Day
Usain Bolt arrives on a rocket at Sainsbury’s Anniversary games, the Olympic stadium, Stratford
Prince Harry with the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge talks with Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt as they visit the Athletes Village for the 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games
Jamaica’s Usain Bolt wears tartan as he celebrates after winning the Men’s 4x100m Relay
Usain Bolt of Jamaica (R) wins gold ahead of (bottom to top) Justin Gatlin of the United States, Tyson Gay of the United States, Mike Rodgers of the United States and Trayvon Bromell of the United States during the Men’s 100 metres final during day two of the 15th IAAF World Athletics Championships Beijing 2015 at Beijing National Stadium on August 23, 2015 in Beijing, China
Bolt celebrates winning the 4 x100m meters with the Jamaican relay team
Usain Bolt of Jamaica is hit by a cameraman on a Segway as he celebrates after winning the men’s 200 metres final at the 15th IAAF World Championships at the National Stadium in Beijing, China
Usain Bolt of Jamaica falls over after a cameraman with a segway (segway not on picture) drove into him after the men’s 200m final during the Beijing 2015 IAAF World Championships at the National Stadium, also known as Bird’s Nest, in Beijing, China
Jamaica’s Usain Bolt is presented with a gift by the television cameraman, CCTV’s Tao Song (left) who collided with the sprinter, during day seven of the IAAF World Championships at the Beijing National Stadium, China
Sprinter and olympic champion Usain Bolt during the Oktoberfest 2015 at Theresienwiese in Munich, Germany
Usain Bolt takes a selfie with a group of the winners at The Laureus World Sports Awards
Athlete Usain Bolt in Virgin Media campaign
A combination of nine pictures made on 20 August 2016 shows Jamaica’s sprinter Usain Bolt posing with his gold medals on the podiums of (from bottom to top) Beijing 2008, London 2012 and Rio 2016 Olympic Games during the victory ceremonies for (L-R) the 100m, 200m and 4x100m relay race
Usain Bolt wears the PUMA evoSPEED
Usain Bolt celbrates winning gold at the Rio Olympics
Usain Bolt during a press conference following his gold medal win in the 100m at Rio Olympics
Chijindu Ujah of Great Britain, Usain Bolt of Jamaica and Andre De Grasse of Canada compete in the Men’s 100 meter semifinal on Day 9 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games
Usain Bolt attending the ‘I Am Bolt’ World Premiere at Odeon Leicester Square, London
Usain Bolt and Mo Farah attend an after party following the World Premiere of “I Am Bolt” at Tape London
Jamaica’s Usain Bolt parades the track on day one of the Muller Anniversary Games at the Olympic Stadium, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, London
Usain Bolt of Jamaica salutes the crowd after running his final race in home country during the Racers Grand Prix at the national stadium in Kingston, Jamaica
Jamaica’s Usain Bolt celebrates after winning the “Salute to a Legend ” 100 meters during the Racers Grand Prix at the national stadium in Kingston, Jamaica
Jamaica’s Olympic champion Usain Bolt reacts during a funeral service for high jump star Germaine Mason, who died on April 20 in a motorbike crash on the outskirts of Kingston at the Seventh Day Adventist Church in Kingston, Jamaica
Jamaica’s Olympic champion Usain Bolt (C) carries the coffin of high jump star Germaine Mason, who died on April 20 in a motorbike crash on the outskirts of Kingston, to the cemetery in Grange Hill, Portland, Jamaica
Usain Bolt cools off with an ice bath in Moscow, Russia
Usain Bolt of Jamaica prepares to run in a training session during previews ahead of the 17th IAAF World Athletics Championships London 2017
Jamaica’s Usain Bolt gestures during a press conference prior to Bolt’s last World Championship, in east London
Eight-time Olympic champion 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.”
Tracks & Records first launched in Kingston in 2011 and added its first franchise in the country last year.
Franjam’s managing director Gary Matalan said: “We have been taking our time to launch internationally in a very controlled way.”
Bolt suffered a disappointing end to his athletics career in London when he finished third in the 100m final and pulled up injured in the 4x100m relay.
However, the 30-year-old remains the world record holder for the 100m and 200m.