POWER LIST 2019, MARKET MOVERS: Carl Morris, Co-Founder, Yard & Coop

Yard & Coop

Carl Morris certainly knows what it takes to reach the top in the hospitality sector having cut his teeth at the Revolution Bar Group, where he played a major role in establishing and growing the Revolution and Revolucion de Cuba portfolio to more than 100 sites.

Having spotted an opportunity to mix classic cocktails and craft beers with proper fried chicken, Yard & Coop has won rave reviews for bringing a fresh approach to the fast casual dining market.

Its premium concept is built around a unique buttermilk fried chicken recipe and 48-hour farm to fork process called the ‘Chicken Run’, which includes a 24-hour brining and marination stage.

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Its commitment to making fresh food on site has seen it invest in high-end equipment that can maintain quality, consistency and speedy production, especially during peak times.

Bulk cooking and efficient holding are key to the set-up, with Henny Penny equipment used to achieve optimal taste and texture.

It has just launched in Leeds, begun work on a new pop-up concept for university refectories and opened production sites in conjunction with Deliveroo.

“We are a people business and what we do is give customers the best chicken and why we do it is to give people the biggest smile,” says Carl.


Company: Yard & Coop
Address: 37 Edge Street, Manchester, M4 1HW
Tel: 0161 710 2570
Twitter: @YardandCoop
Focus: Chicken

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