Lounges chain will open up to 25 more sites

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Expansion plans: Lounges will open four sites this month.
Expansion plans: Lounges will open four sites this month.

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Loungers' retro-inspired restaurant and bar brand Lounges is set to expand across the UK, with four sites opening this month.

The Bristol-based company was founded in 2002 with the aim of providing a quirky ‘third space’ to socialise between home and work.

Up to 25 additional Lounges sites are scheduled to open in the next year.

A site in Biggleswade, Bedfordshire, opened last week, ahead of openings in Chesterfield, Derbyshire, and Didcot, Oxfordshire.

This follows the opening of Orsino Lounge in Newton Abbot, Devon, on 1 August 2018, which cost £665,000 to convert.

Upcoming openings

The Sorbo Lounge in Chesterfield opened on Thursday 9 August, with the Berro Lounge in Didcot scheduled to open its doors Wednesday 22 August.

Two more sites will open in the autumn, with openings for the Granello Lounge in Hitchin, Hertfordshire, and the Zorro Lounge in Stocksbridge, South Yorkshire, planned for Wednesday 12 September and Wednesday 3 October respectively.

Lounges operations manager Phil Kinsella said of the Chesterfield site, which was transformed thanks to £500,000 of renovations, the company was looking forward to “showing the locals how to lounge in style”.

“The team is looking forward to becoming part of the community and will support local groups and initiatives wherever possible.”

Charity support

The bar will be supporting a local organisation that supports children and young people with disabilities and their families in north Derbyshire – 50p from every burger and 10p from every coffee sold during the bar’s first trading month will be donated to the charity.

Food is offered throughout the day ranging from authentic tapas and burgers to beef chilli-packed paninis. Gluten-free and vegan menus are also available.

The site opening in Didcot next week will create 25 jobs for local people.

It cost the company £540,000 to turn the site into an 'eclectically decorated venue'.

The team at the Berro lounge have decided to support Home-Start’s south Oxfordshire voluntary home-visiting scheme, which supports local families.

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