Grill chain fires up growth with new restaurant
North East eatery Grill 'n' Chill is set to create up to 15 new jobs with the opening of its second restaurant and the support of a six-figure funding package from Lloyds Bank.
Read time: 5 mins Added: 06/08/2019
Grill 'n' Chill, which offers a selection of grilled meats, curries, burgers and pizzas made-to-order, has opened the new outlet in Sunderland in a move to grow its customer base.
The business has already employed eight staff at its new restaurant and plans to hire another seven new employees at the site over the coming two months.
The new restaurant is housed in a former fish and chip shop, which has undergone a comprehensive refurbishment.
A major milestone
The 32-seat restaurant now boasts brand new kitchen facilities, including a custom-made grill unit, a modern dining space and improved accessibility for disabled customers with ramp access and disabled toilets.
Grill 'n' Chill opened its first restaurant in Seaham, County Durham in December 2013.
The business is now aiming to open a third Grill 'n' Chill outlet within the coming year.
Grill 'n' Chill's director, Syed Shah, also owns Chilled Out Gelato, an ice-cream and dessert restaurant in Seaham.
"We regularly see customers queuing to try our food at our Seaham restaurant, so expanding into a second location feels like a natural step."
Syed Shah, director, Grill 'n' Chill
Syed Shah added: "A second Grill 'n' Chill restaurant is a major milestone for us."
"Thanks to Lloyds Bank being by our side, we now have a new base from which to offer the fresh, great-tasting food that we're known for – and we have our eye on even bigger things in the future."
"The quality of our team is the key to our success, so we're looking forward to welcoming new members over the coming months."
"Grill 'n' Chill has built itself a loyal local following, and its arrival in Sunderland will be welcomed by those across the area."
Rosalind Hetherington, relationship director, Lloyds Bank Commercial Banking
Delivering employment opportunities
Rosalind added: "The growth of businesses like Grill 'n' Chill can help to directly deliver local employment opportunities, and as part of our commitment to helping Britain prosper we've pledged to lend up to £700m this year to help North East businesses make their ambitions a reality."
All lending is subject to status.
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