The Breakfast Club is moving into travel locations under a new partnership with the SSP Group. Its first opening will be at London Gatwick airport’s North Terminal in the summer. The Breakfast Club currently has 13 locations, and more travel hub openings are planned.
A major new food ‘village’ is to open at Salford Quays early this summer. Central Bay will have 25,000 square feet of space for four new independents restaurants, 13 street food style kitchens and space for events, markets, pop-ups and live music performances. A terrace will have capacity for 600 people. The food hall element will be called Kargo Mkt.
Nando’s has announced plans to open a new restaurant in the new Pioneer Place retail and leisure development in Burnley. The scheme, which also has a seven-screen cinema, is due to open in the summer.
Tonkotsu has announced plans to open a new restaurant in Bristol in the summer. It has taken a unit on Baldwin Street. The restaurant will be Tonkotsu’s 17th location and third outside London, after Birmingham and Brighton.
Wagamama has just opened at the Galleria outlet in Hatfield. It is Wagamama’s 156th site and has 130 covers, plus 24 more outside.
Arc Inspirations has just opened its first new venue of 2023—a branch of its Manahatta concept in Sheffield. Arc has lined up three more openings at Brindleyplace in Birmingham, Collingwood Street in Newcastle and Thurland Street in Nottingham.
Japanese noodle restaurant Marugame Udon opens on the Strand in London very soon—its tenth site in the UK.
Loungers has received permission to open a new branch of its Cosy Club bar and restaurant chain in Cornmarket in Oxford, local media report.
The Big Mamma group is to open a new retro-style Italian restaurant and lounge called Carlotta on Marylebone High Street in May. It is the group’s fifth London location.
The Dodo Pub Company is launching in Bristol after acquiring the Cross Hands pub in the Fishponds area of the city. It will be the company’s seventh location.
Huddersfield is to get a new food hall after plans to convert the old Queensgate Market building were approved. Work on the project, which will have space for ten food operators, is due to start in early 2024.
Minor International, the hotel group that owns The Wolseley café-restaurant in London, says it will open a second site for the brand on King William Street in the City later this year, plus Café Wolseley venues in Birmingham and Manchester. It also has plans to launch The Wolseley brand in Dubai, Hong Kong, Saudi Arabia, Shanghai and Singapore.
US seafood restaurant brand Angry Crab Shack has just opened on Rupert Street by Piccadilly Circus in London. It currently has around 20 restaurants in the US, in states including Arizona, Alabama, Nevada and Texas, with more coming soon in Atlanta and Washington.
Midlands-based all-day brand Bear will shorty open in Ashbourne in Derbyshire. It will be Bear’s sixth location, joining two in Derby and one in Uttoxeter, Stone and Northwich.
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