The first restaurant has signed up to The Co-Operative development in Coventry, bringing a new dining experience to the city.
Steakout, which already has eight venues – predominantly in the South East – is investing around £500,000 and creating 20 jobs at the restaurant inside the former Co-Op in the city centre.
The deal follows hot-on-the-heels of the first office being taken at the scheme, which is seeing the former Co-Op building transformed into a mix of high-spec apartments, office, retail and leisure space by award-winning developers EDG Property.
Steakout has been operating for a decade and prides itself on high-quality food in relaxed, stylish surroundings.
As well as offering a range of steaks, burgers and chicken dishes, its menu also includes a selection of ice-creams, milkshakes and gelato.
Managing Director Kaysor Ali said Coventry has been on the company’s radar for some time and that development at The Co-Operative – as well as across the city centre – made this the ideal moment to launch in the city.
He said: “We offer something different to diners – somewhere they can relax, socialise and eat great food, prepared the way they want.
“We have worked hard to ensure that people don’t only come to eat, they come for a great dining experience – eating out is a leisure activity and, therefore, diners want to enjoy their time in our restaurant.
“Steakout is very popular in London and the South East and we also have a venue in Leicester. We’ve been looking at Coventry for some time and waiting for the right opportunity – and we feel The Co-Operative is perfect for Steakout.
“Just like us, it’s bringing something different to Coventry which, itself, is undergoing a renaissance particularly with winning UK City of Culture 2021.
“We are very much looking forward to opening in the city and we want to employ people from the local area, who should get in touch with us as soon as possible.”
Neil Edginton, Managing Director of EDG Property, said The Co-Operative is attracting strong interest.
He said: “We are thrilled with the start we’ve had at The Co-Operative and, because of the history of the building, it’s really caught the imagination of the city.
“Steakout will be great for the city and for The Co-Operative. It’s fair to say that the business is quite discerning about the locations it chooses so the fact that it has opted to come here is a genuine seal of approval for us.”