National restaurant chain Bill’s is reportedly eyeing its first outlet in Birmingham.
The chain, which operates more than 60 outlets, is said to be planning a 5,500 square foot restaurant in a prime location of the Bullring shopping development.
Details about the new site are in short supply but according to the Birmingham Post the group is named in new documents submitted to Birmingham City Council by planning consultancy Turley on behalf of Bullring.
If successful, Bill’s would move into a retail unit that is currently occupied by Mango. It is about to vacate the unit and move to a new store elsewhere in the shopping centre.
The paper said the centre is seeking planning permission for a change of use from retail to restaurant with an external seating area expected to accommodate 56 covers and a further 213 inside the ground floor and on a mezzanine.
The first Bill’s opened as a café in East Sussex 14 years ago and has subsequently rocketed through a strategy of opening across the south of England and the Midlands.