Restaurateur Gary Usher has confirmed the opening of his second Manchester-based site, Kala, in September this year.
The news comes just hours after he announced plans to raise £50,000 in 24 hours to fund new restaurant Pinion, in Prescot, Merseyside, which he hopes to open this summer.
Kala on King Street in Manchester's city centre will join Hispi which opened in Didsbury, South Manchester in 2016; Sticky Walnut in Hoole, Chester; Burnt Truffle in Heswall on the Wirral; and Wreckfish in Liverpool.
The restaurant will not be crowdfunded, however a post from @stickywalnut on Twitter encouraged followers to give support through opinions on "furniture, plates and menu ideas."
HiyaTweets by kala_manchester opening date September 24th.
I'd still really fucking love your support, advice & opinions though X
— STICKY (@StickyWalnut)
Usher told The Caterer last September, shortly after opening Wreckfish, if it got to the point where it could sustain itself "why not go for the next one and keep up a good track record?"
He continued: "My plans are scatty, but they often work out to something. I'm really in to this journey with the restaurants. I'm enjoying myself and we are creating careers and I don't want to stop."
The Kickstarter for Pinion will launch at 7pm on 29 May.