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Xscape Yorkshire signs F&B trio

Landsec has announced the signing of three F&B operators – Five Guys, Taco Bell, and Pollo To Go – at Xscape Yorkshire in Castleford, the county’s largest dedicated leisure and entertainment destination.  These new signings demonstrate the continued draw of the destination, for brands and customers alike, building on the existing offer and delivering exciting new dining choices for visitors to Xscape Yorkshire and the adjacent Junction 32 Outlet.

Premium burger brand, Five Guys, has added to its growing UK portfolio with a 2,347 sq ft unit. The restaurant will feature the item customisation Five Guys is renowned for, with a fresh and high-quality ‘burger and fries’ offer, alongside hot dogs and ‘hand spun’ milkshakes, available from this Autumn.

Adjacent to Five Guys, global fast food brand Taco Bell has secured a 1,599 sq ft restaurant space. Taco Bell makes fresh to order, Mexican-inspired items, including fan favourites such as quesadillas, tacos, nachos, burritos, and churros.

Pollo To Go is a concept from the team behind Yorkshire-based Tomahawk Steakhouse, specialising in chicken and shawarma. Their menu features an array of kebabs, burgers, chicken, and Parmo – the Teesside delicacy combining breaded chicken, bechamel sauce, and cheese. The Xscape Yorkshire site will be its third in the UK, and first not on a high street, covering 967 sq ft and is set to open this Summer.

Commenting on the lettings, Russell Loveland, Senior Portfolio Director at Landsec, said: “Enhancing and diversifying our food and beverage offering is something we are looking to do across our entire portfolio, and at Xscape Yorkshire these three signings help us do just that. Whether enjoying one of our many leisure experiences here, or outlet shopping over the road at Junction 32 Outlet, the combination of Five Guys, Taco Bell, and Pollo To Go add great variety, and we know that Pollo to Go’s Yorkshire twist will appeal to our guests. We are working to provide brand partners like Pollo To Go with opportunities to realise their potential in new spaces and are excited for them to open their first-of-its-kind unit.”

Sadie Eggleston, Area Manager for Pollo To Go, commented: “Our brand was born during last year’s lockdown, and we have come a long way. To sign for our third UK site, and first outside of the traditional high street setting, is an indication of the growing interest in our food, which has been incredibly popular with customers over the past year. We are delighted to be joining an established leisure destination, and look forward to bringing the Pollo To Go offer to Castleford.”

Xscape Yorkshire is the ultimate family day-out destination, bringing together a variety of leisure experiences, leading F&B operators, and outdoor sporting brands. Covering 430,000 sq ft, it is the largest dedicated leisure destination in the county, boasting indoor skiing and snowboarding, the UK’s first glow-in-the-dark adventure golf, the world’s first multi-projection immersive cinema, Yorkshire’s only ‘skycoaster’, VR simulators, and more. The array of food options caters to every taste, allowing the destination to perfectly complement the nearby Junction 32 Outlet, and creating a complete and adventurous experience for its guests.

BKL Property Consultants and Pudney Shuttleworth acted for Landsec. Five Guys, Taco Bell, and Pollo To Go dealt direct.