Bristol on the menu as firm looks to open new outlets
Award winning gourmet pie company Pieminister has gained financial backing to open up six new outlets.
Bristol-based Williams Gunter Hardwick have been asked to identify locations for additional premises in Bristol, Leeds and Manchester, where their current restaurants are trading well, together with new target cities Liverpool, Edinburgh and Glasgow.
This will increase Pieminister’s restaurant portfolio from 10 to 16, on top of a number of cafes in permanent city centre markets such as Bristol and Oxford.
They also supply over 80 pubs a week around the UK with their range of pies and side dishes – all of which are ethically sourced – as well as a number of major supermarkets.
In total, Pieminister is set to triple its current number of restaurants to 30 by 2020. Other long-term targets include Bath, Brighton and Cambridge, as well as further locations in London – such as Brixton, Clapham, Earls Court and Tooting.
Jonathan Simon, Managing Director of Pieminister, says that part of the company’s success has been matching each new venue to its location. “We design each new premises in-house, tailoring our distinct ‘look’ to fit in with the surroundings.
“Our restaurants are also a great way to try out new dishes before making them more widely available though the other channels in which we operate.
“Going to eat at Pieminister,” he says, “is not just about enjoying a great pie at a sensible price. It’s now far more of a destination venue for friends to meet and eat together.”