US restaurant giant Denny’s is making a move into the UK with a launch under franchise in Swansea. It said in a tweet that it would be “starting off in South Wales, then will be all over the UK shortly after.”
Pub group Draft House soft launched its latest new pub on the canal basin in Paddington this week.
BrewDog opened its 30th UK bar on Cowley Road in Oxford last week. It is a result of a call for site recommendations from fans of BrewDog. Co-founder James Watt said: “Oxford’s craft beer scene has been growing steadily in recent years and we’re proud to join forces with other brewers standing up for innovation, imagination and taking risks.”
Bistrot Pierre has confirmed an opening in Worthing on the south coast. It will launch on Marine Parade in summer 2019 in partnership with Nextcolour Developments, with whom it worked on a recent opening at the Oyster Wharf development in Mumbles.
Pret a Manger is to open a third site in its vegetarian-only Veggie Pret format on Exmouth Market next week. It is the first site to operate as a Veggie Pret from the outset rather than as a result of a Pret conversion. The other two Veggie Prets are in Soho and Shoreditch.
London street food operator the Orange Buffalo is to launch a permanent restaurant at Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen in the next few weeks. It specialises in New York style chicken wings and will continue to run its truck at the Old Truman’s Brewery in east London.
Vegetarian restaurant group 1847 has opened a new Manchester restaurant on King Street. It closed its original Manchester location on Mosley Street earlier this year in order to find a bigger site. 1847 also runs restaurants in Birmingham and Bristol.
Loungers opens its new Sedero Lounge in Wokingham in Berkshire next Wednesday (11 October). It follows a £500,000 refurb of Baileys House in the town.
Five Guys has submitted plans to open a new restaurant on Colchester high street, local media report, as it continues its rapid rollout across the UK.
US-based bar brand Coyote Ugly, which made its debut in the UK in Cardiff last year, is to open a second restaurant in Liverpool, the city’s Echo newspaper report. The location has yet to be revealed.
The Butcombe Brewing Company is expanding into Dorset with the acquisition of the Castle Inn in West Lulworth.