Blackpool Council yesterday confirmed that a rebranded flagship Harry Ramsden fish restaurant is to open at the Blackpool Tower complex this summer.
The Harry Ramsden restaurant and quick service outlet will be located in the space previously occupied by the Tower Lounge bar, complemented by a further eatery within the Tower complex.
The chain will invest £2m into the venture with Blackpool Council contributing £400,000 toward building works.
Councillor Mark Smith, cabinet member for business and economic development, said “We are delighted to be able to finally announce details of this important development. The private investment being made in Blackpool’s most prominent public asset and the jobs it creates is yet another demonstration of the steps the town has taken in creating a vibrant economy.
The rebranded Northern Flagship of the world famous Harry Ramsden’s restaurant chain will create 100 new jobs, in addition to safeguarding 30 existing jobs in the town.
Joe Teixeira, CEO of Harry Ramsden’s, added: “With the town continuing to attract record numbers of visitors, we believe the time is right to further invest in Blackpool.
We are delighted that, as a result of this decision, not only are jobs being secured but new jobs are being created. We are especially pleased that so many of the people currently working on the project are locally based, this in itself gives an immediate boost to the Blackpool economy.”
The new Harry Ramsden’s menu will offer a “greatly enhanced” selection of options, while the development will include state-of-the-art technology and social media installations, as well as high class interior and exterior finishes, according to the chain.