Sourdough pizza operator Franco Manca will be opening its 32nd pizzeria in London this spring and has plans to open further outlets this year.
Located next to Russell Square tube station, the 1,600 sq ft site was secured by specialist UK leisure property agency, Shelly Sandzer acting on behalf of Franco Manca.
The new pizzeria will be split over basement and ground floor levels with some outside seating and is located in a very busy tourist and student area, surrounded by many offices and hotels and near to the SOAS University.
Franco Manca sells organic and locally sourced produce with a choice of an 8” pizza, wine and beer menu. Its debut site opened in Brixton market in 2008 and the brand has continued to expand with sites in London and across the UK.
Commenting on the news, Leo Feldman, leasing agent at Shelley Sandzer, said: “We are pleased to have secured another great site in Central London for Franco Manca. We are thrilled to continue working closely with them, aiding their growth from a startup business to a nationwide success, one which is at the very forefront of the industry.”
Tom Byng at Franco Manca, added: “Shelley Sandzer has proved to be a top quality agent, time and time again for us. The buzzing area around Bernard Street will perfectly suit our pizzeria and we are excited to continue our expansion plans in London.”