Brazilian concept restaurant Fazenda is looking to branch out from it's only site in Leeds and planning to launch next in Liverpool, Manchester and Birmingham.
Having opened its first site in the Yorkshire city two years ago, it is now planning to invest £2 million in a national expansion. The Liverpool venue, which is set to open in October, will be located at Exchange Flags at a 8,240 sq ft site. Featuring capacity for 190, a bar area and an external seating space for 50 customers, the menu will offer 15 different cuts of meat such as sirloin, lamb, pork, rib eye and chicken. Customers are then able to control how much they eat, with a green card on the table indicating that they would like chefs to bring out even more meat to the table.
Fazenda’s founders, Argentinian duo Robert Melman and Tomas Maunier, are aiming to use the north-west as an experimental region for expansion. Mr Melman said: “There’s a thriving food and drinks scene in Liverpool, and while there are some Brazilian-style restaurants here already, there is no-one who offers the same sort of high-end, tailored experience as Fazenda. Liverpool food-lovers are discerning, and we’re confident that gaucho-style dining is going to be a huge hit in the city.”
Mr Maunier added that with Liverpool offering a booming night-time economy and many tourists flocking to the city, it is the perfect place for a second site.
Even though there are plans to also launch in Birmingham and Manchester, no actual venues have been acquired yet. It is hoped that these expansion plans will create a wide array of hospitality jobs in the region.
Fazenda allows customers to pay a set price and then can eat as much as they would like as long as they leave the green card facing up on the table.
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