Italian restaurant Carluccio’s appears set to completely shut its Trafford Centre restaurant, after being purchased out of administration again in March.
A licensing software at the moment submitted to Trafford Council reveals plans to show the positioning right into a department of Slim Chickens.
The Carluccio’s chain was acquired in Might by the Boparan Restaurant Group, which is behind manufacturers corresponding to Giraffe and Ed’s Simple Diner, saving round 800 jobs.
As a part of the acquisition, 40 eating places throughout the UK closed down, together with the Carluccio’s in Spinningfields within the metropolis centre.
The Trafford Centre web site, which is within the purchasing centre’s most important meals court docket, is now to turn into a department of Slim Chickens – one other identify from BRG’s portfolio.
Based 17 years in the past in Fayetteville within the southern US state of Arkansas, the model specialises in buttermilk-marinated and breaded fried hen.
It started its UK enlargement two years in the past and has already opened eight branches across the UK, together with in London, Bristol, Southampton, Birmingham and Cardiff.
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Three of its current UK websites are established in different purchasing centres, together with Bluewater in Kent.
Slim Chickens guarantees to ship a ‘dose of that southern [American] hospitality to a quick, informal setting’.
Its most important menu gadgets are cooked-to-order hen wings and hen tenders, served with an enormous vary of dipping sauces that embody blue cheese, honey mustard, spicy BBQ, buffalo, and cayenne ranch.
There are additionally ‘Southern sides’, together with mac and cheese, fried onions, fried pickles, and a ‘Texas toast slice’ (a thick wedge of bread fried in butter).
Diners can even discover burgers and sandwiches, together with one vegetarian choice, and hand-spun milkshakes in flavours corresponding to popcorn and salted caramel.
Opening on November 2, the restaurant can even function a soundtrack of delta blues and American rock, in addition to dwell sports activities screenings.
The conversion leaves just one Carluccio’s working in Manchester, at Piccadilly Station – though it has but to reopen following the easing of lockdown restrictions on hospitality in July.