Urban Pub Co expands

Graeme Sutherland’s Urban Pub Company is set to open three new outlets before the end of the year, with more acquisitions planned for 2012.
The Fox & Ferret in Hamilton opens this month following extensive renovation of the former Amigo’s Bar and Restaurant. This will closely be followed by The Dog & Duck in Cambuslang and the Rat & Parrot in Bishopbriggs.
“Our aim is to open up a series of new outlets for these three new brands in provincial towns throughout Scotland’s central belt where major pub operators do not presently have a presence,” said a spokesman.
“This roll-out represents significant investment and signifies our confidence that there is scope for major growth within parts of Scotland currently not being served an adequate quality food and drink offering at sensible prices. Given the market opportunities arising from the current economic climate, we are convinced that the time is now right for us to embark on this ambitious expansion programme.”
The Urban Pub Company operates a portfolio including The Lincoln Inn, on Glasgow’s Great Western Road and 1901 on Pollokshaws Road. It also manages a number of outlets on behalf of various pubcos and independent operators.

Category: Bar & Pub
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