ASIAN FAST FOOD CHAIN TO OPEN RESTAURANT IN BIRMINGHAM CITY CENTRE

Wok to Walk, a fast food chain specialising in wok fried Asian food, is opening its first outlet in Birmingham.

The company has agreed a ten-year lease at an annual rent of £88,000 on 109 New Street (770 sq ft) with the landlord, Hortons’ Estate Limited.

The retail unit was previously occupied by mobile telephone operator EE.

Wok to Walk opened its first restaurant in Amsterdam in 2004. Today, the franchise group has more than 70 outlets around the world.

The Birmingham restaurant, which will be the tenth in the UK, adding to existing restaurants in Bristol, Cardiff and London, will be operated under franchise by Starboard Dining Ltd, part of the Starboard Group, and will be the first of a number of units to be operated by the Group throughout the UK.

Starboard Dining plan to open the Birmingham Wok to Walk in March.

Steven Tommy from Hortons’ Estate said: “109 New Street occupies a prominent position in the heart of Birmingham’s retail and leisure district and just a stone’s throw from New Street station.

“This area of city is enjoying a new lease of life thanks to the number of new bars, restaurants and shops. Wok to Walk offers something a little bit different and will be a great addition to the fast food mix.”

Wright Silverwood advised Hortons’ Estate on the letting.