American-style casual dining group Ed's Easy Diner is to open a site at Elliott's Field Shopping Park in Rugby, in the new £35m park extension, this autumn.
The 2,500 sq ft, 129-cover unit will form part of the group's plans to expand into the Midlands. It will also work with employment charity Springboard to help hire staff from the surrounding area.
The new unit will join a host of other well-known casual dining names to have recently signed with the shopping park, including Caffe Nero and Nando's. Elliott's Field, from Hammerson's, is to open late this year, and feature 180,000 sq ft of retail and dining floorspace and 567 car parking spaces.
Andrew Guy, chief executive of Ed's Easy Diner, said: "Elliott's Field Shopping Park represents a great opportunity for Ed's."
Tom Cochrane, asset manager for Hammerson, said: "Ed's Easy Diner, Caffe Nero and Nando's are all great additions to the line-up of tenants we have already attracted to Elliott's Field. Our aim is to deliver a vibrant destination that offers a broad mix of shops and restaurants."
Ed's Easy Diner has over 30 sites across the UK, including in Glasgow, Norwich, Sunderland, Plymouth, Crawley, Leicester, Liverpool, and six in London.
The group also has several locations within shopping centres, including in Cambridge's Grand Arcade, Gateshead's Metro Centre, and the Mall in Blackburn, plus plans to open in the Mall in Luton and Boucher Retail Park in Belfast.