Fino Tapas launches £2m expansion drive

By James McAllister

- Last updated on GMT

Fino Tapas eyes expansion

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Preston-based Spanish restaurant Fino Tapas is to open four new locations this year as part of a £2m expansion plan, with a view to establishing further sites in the future.

Two new Lancashire sites, in Lytham and Blackpool respectively, will launch over the summer, with a further two sites outside the county in Kendal and Chester due to open towards the end of the year.

According to the group, the expansion drive will create up to 250 new jobs across the north west of England.

“We’re very excited to be extending the Fino Tapas brand across Lancashire, Cumbria and Cheshire," says Mark O’Rourke, who launched the first Fino Tapas in Preston back in 2018.

"The Preston restaurant has a huge, loyal customer base and continues to attract new customers, thanks to a buzzing night time culture and growing quality food and drink scene in the city.

“The Lancashire coast provides an opportunity to develop two great new sites in tourism destinations.  Both Lytham and Blackpool have benefitted from multi-million-pound investments and look set to see a boost in staycations, as people look for traditional seaside breaks."

O’Rourke adds that while each of the new restaurants will reflect the style and ambiance of the first Fino Tapas, they will have their own very individual character.

“We’re making a considerable investment in each of these locations and creating job opportunities for the community," he continues.

“After the challenging year we’ve had in hospitality, it feels good to be introducing a new brand and our authentic taste of Spain, to these popular North West town centres.

“Our aim is to develop the Fino Tapas brand in more sites across the UK.”

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