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Pieminister bids for first Midlands site, in Birmingham city centre

Bristol-based pie specialist Pieminister plans to open a site in Birmingham city centre, which would be its first venue in the Midlands.

The company has lodged plans to turn empty offices next door to Michelin-starred Adam’s restaurant in Waterloo Street into a bar and restaurant, the Birmingham Mail reports.

Pieminister is renowned for its quality pies that use responsibly sourced ingredients, including free-range British meat.

The company operates two restaurants in Bristol and others in Cardiff, Leeds and Nottingham. It also operates two cafe-style venues in London, with others in Bristol, Oxford, Stoke and Manchester.

The company also operates within a dozen pubs, mostly in London, and supplies more than 80 other pubs a week with its pies and side dishes.

In June last year, the company appointed agent Williams Gunter Hardwick to find locations for six new restaurants.

The company said it was eyeing 30 restaurants by 2020, with long-term targets including Bath, Brighton and Cambridge, as well as further locations in London.

In June it secured a £1.4m finance package from HSBC to support expansion plans.

 

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