Hamburger group Byron is to open a new site in Stratford-upon-Avon as part of its expansion across the UK.
The new 3,860 sq ft site will be part of the town's £30m Bell Court redevelopment, and has been signed as a 20-year lease. The opening is subject to the granting of the development's planning permission, with approval expected to be granted for the project by October, and construction set to begin later this year. Bell Court is expected to be open to the public by mid-2017.
Founded by Tom Byng in 2007, Byron now operates 55 restaurants across the UK, including 37 in London. It has various sites in shopping centre-style complexes, including Intu Derby, Bluewater in Kent, and Highcross in Leicester.
Commenting on the new Stratford plans, Byng said: "Bell Court in Stratford is a perfect fit for Byron. We are confident that local people and visitors to this lovely, historic town will appreciate our obsession with doing things properly and our commitment to raising expectations around customer service."
Byron, which was sold by the Gondola group to private equity firm Hellspont Holdings as part of Hutton Collins, for £100m in November 2013, recorded double-digit rises in turnover and pre-tax profit in April this year. It is undergoing a period of expansion, having opened 15 sites since the beginning of 2014.
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