No. JD Wetherspoon was founded by Tim Martin which has grown from its own brand attributes.
Wetherspoon’s branded outlets have individual names, with the name Wetherspoon prominently displayed.
With more than 900 pubs and 33,000 staff, JD Wetherspoon is one of the largest pub chains in the UK. Their very first pub opened in 1979 in Muswell Hill. Martin swapped the legal bar of his own and opened his first pub shortly after qualifying as a barrister. He was 24 then.