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Wales’ Best Burger Joint liquidates two restaurants due to rising competition

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Wales’ Best Burger Joint liquidates two restaurants due to rising competition

Two restaurants belonging to gourmet burger restaurant chain Grazing Shed have fallen into liquidation, with administrators hoping new operators will be able to keep the sites open.

The brand – voted Wales’ Best Burger Joint in the 2016 UK’s Best Burger Awards – had three permanent sites in Cardiff in St Mary Street, Barrack Lane and Clear Water Way. It also has a post at Cardiff City Stadium during match days.

Karen Tracy Potts and Ian Michael Rose of Silke & Co were appointed as joint liquidators on 1 May.

Silke & Co were able to confirm that the sites on St Mary Street and Barrack Lane, which both opened in 2013, were included in the liquidation.

The sites are currently still operational and the administrators are hoping new management will be able to keep them open.

A spokesperson for Silke & Co said: “The directors invested a lot of their own money in to the brand but there was too much competition in the areas. There was a rise in local business which happened after they opened the second premises and they made their decision based on certain criteria which changed.”

A statement issued by the Grazing Shed read: “It is with regret that part of the group has been liquidated.

“The restaurants, concessions and events have not been affected and business will continue as normal.”

The restaurants offer eat-in, takeaway and delivery serving its Super Tidy Burgers, which are all made using locally sourced, Welsh ingredients.

The menu includes the Super Tidy Cheese with cheddar, red onion confit, ketchup and lettuce; the Super Tidy Chicken with boom boom mayo and red onion confit; the Super Tidy Veggie with cider apple chutney; the El Toro with honey glazed goats cheese, chorizo, mayo and hot chilli; and the Spicy Uncle Pedro which features chorizo, avocado mash, Mayan salsa, jalapeño infused sour cream and Caribbean hot sauce.

It also produces its own range of Super Tidy Soda with flavours including cherry Bakewell, root beer, cloudy lemonade, and ginger beer.

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