Yo! Sushi submits plans for Newcastle branch

Yo! Sushi

Restaurant chain Yo! Sushi is said to be eyeing up its own site in Newcastle after moving out of Fenwick’s department store in the wake of a food court revamp.

The company, which operates more than 80 restaurants, is reportedly looking to turn a former clothing store on the city’s Grainger Street into its latest branch.

The Newcastle Chronicle reports that a licencing and planning application submitted by the firm reveals that its plans include a seven-day-a-week opening and 24-hour raw fish and alcohol on New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day.

“YO! Sushi is always looking at new opportunities and locations, and would be delighted to bring a slice of urban Tokyo to the wonderful city of Newcastle,” a spokesman told the paper. “All options are currently being explored and we are extremely fond of the warm and engaging local community so will do our best to find a location that suits us in the near future.”

A floor plan contained within the planning application shows two shop units combined to form a ground floor restaurant, with a basement level back of house area and customer toilets, the report said.

The restaurant would seat 79 people, most of whom would be sat on stools seated at a conveyor belt which transports food from the open kitchen to diners.

A consultation on the licensing application runs until Friday4 September.

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