Burger & Lobster gets claws into Cardiff
The business, run by schoolfriends George Bukhov, Ilya Demichev and Mikhail Zelman was born out of the Goodman restaurant group.
It currently has six sites in London and is due to open a new restaurant in New York in November.
Its first Welsh restaurant will be in Castlebrook Holdings The Hayes, in central Cardiff. Burger & Lobster has taken a 11,490 sq ft unit on a 25 year lease on a rent of £150,000 per year.
Burger & Lobster launched in 2011 offers diners a simple menu with a choice of a burger, lobster or lobster roll. Average spend is around the £25-£27 mark.
The business is understood to be the largest importer of live lobsters in Europe and has a storage tank at Heathrow Airport capable of holding 33 tonnes of live lobster.
Restaurant Property’s agency director David Rawlinson who advised on the Cardiff deal said: “Burger and Lobster has been a terrifically popular concept in London. Now we are looking to help roll out the brand by acquiring larger well located restaurant units in key regional cities”.
Burger & Lobster is set to be open next to steak restaurant newcomer Miller and Carter in the Hayes this December.
Calan Retail advised Castlebrook Holdings.