A group which transforms “tired and outdated” restaurant spaces into vibrant market places comprising multiple brands is preparing for significant UK expansion after establishing its business during the pandemic.
Gourmet 4, which operates a ‘multi-cuisine’ food hall concept, already operates 13 locations in the UK, but has plans to open an additional 25 venues later this year, creating a stronger presence across the Midlands, the Northwest, London, and more.
It specialises in bringing exciting new offerings in one convenient location, providing a launchpad for brands such as Smokey Joe’s, Fat Burgers and Saucy Chicks so far.
Tony Mason, operations director at the company, said: “When we first started to adapt to meet evolving customer needs during the pandemic, we were so pleased to be able to bring more foods and more flavours to those missing out on the classic restaurant experience, but we were also limited in what we could achieve by the delivery radius of the delivery services we were using.
“Now, with 13 physical locations already in operation – and a further 25 opening soon – we’re thrilled to be able to expand our services on a national scale.”
Gourmet 4 believes it can help customers discover new flavours at a time when it says food lovers have been restricted in their choice by restaurant closures and relied solely on the standard chains, fast food outlets and local takeaways present on delivery apps.
Like the existing operations, new Gourmet 4 venues that open will offer a dine-in, food hall-style experience complete with Covid-secure self-service ordering using a simple EPOS.
Tables can be booked online in advance through the Gourmet 4 website. A takeout option will also be available for those wishing to sample new foods at home.
Each location will offer diners the chance to try out food from four different Gourmet 4 brands, ensuring there is something for every preference.
Six new Gourmet 4 sites are set to open every three months, with Exeter, Wolverhampton and Bristol already confirmed.