Shopping complex Liverpool One has reported that its restaurant operators are thriving since re-opening, with sales surpassing the same period in 2019.
The government’s ‘Eat Out to Help Out’ scheme has reportedly helped to drive sales 35% higher than 2019 from Monday to Wednesday, as well as positively impacting turnover for the rest of the week, which sits at an average of 9% higher than last year.
Eating outlets in the mall include Nando’s, Wagamama, Pizza Express, Turtle Bay, Bem Brasil, Yard & Coop, Lunya, Browns and Cosy Club.
Dining performance has also benefitted from Liverpool One’s involvement in the city’s £450,000 ‘Without Walls’ initiative, which has provided additional external alfresco covers for visitors.
Following this success, a number of operators are planning to offer independent incentive schemes from September onwards.
Alison Clegg, director of asset management at the mall’s owner, Grosvenor Europe, commented: “With 98% of retailers re-opened and trading, effective dining initiatives in place, and summer enlivenment programs on offer, these figures accurately reflect the steady increase in activity and demand which we’ve seen over the last few weeks, and expect to see continue in the coming months.”